The Good News

Centering Queer Women
Naomi Extra sat down with Lynn Comella about her new book Vibrator Nation: How Feminist Sex-Toy Stores Changed the Business of Pleasure, which describes how women revolutionized the incredibly male-dominated sex toy industry and put the pleasure of women—particularly queer women—at the center of it. Read On…

Fighting for Our Kids
Jen Gann wrote an excellent reflection on how difficult it is being a parent in America in 2018 as well as the issue with people using the “what if this was your own child?” reason to show compassion for others. It’s also, however, made her fight harder than ever before. Read On…
DID YOU KNOW: An interesting and controversial new study argues that there may not be a limit to human aging. Scientists have believed for centuries that the risk of mortality increases exponentially as people get older, but what if that foregone conclusion didn’t exist?

The Bad News

Passion or Dollars?
We often hear the phrase “Do something you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.” But for many women who are typically juggling work, family, and other commitments, this notion actually drives them to quit. Hana Schank and Elizabeth Wallace expanded on this idea in a new book and also wrote a great article on their research, all of which asks the question: “Should a career be a sort of manifestation of one’s passions and deeply held beliefs, or should a job primarily function to pay the bills?” Read On…

Serena’s Week
Serena Williams alleges that she’s being unfairly targeted by anti-doping agents, who are showing up to drug-test her more often than other athletes. Just a few weeks ago in June, she had two different drug tests in one week. Read On…

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