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Erica Schwiegershausen

  1. politics
    Democratic Candidates Have Promised to Codify Roe v. Wade. What Does That Mean?Unpacking the promise made by numerous Democratic candidates at last night’s debate.
  2. art
    This New Book Is the Most Extensive Anthology of Women Artists Ever PublishedGreat Women Artists features over 400 women artists — some you’ve heard of, and many you probably haven’t.
  3. q&a
    This Writer Interviewed Her Rapist, 14 Years LaterTalking to Jeannie Vanasco about her memoir, Things We Didn’t Talk About When I Was a Girl.
  4. doing the most
    How I Get It Done: Artist Marilyn MinterThe artist on jealousy, self-doubt, and ignoring criticism.
  5. q&a
    She Was a Brain Expert — Until She Lost Her MemoryHow neuroscientist Jill Bolte Taylor rebuilt her career after a health crisis.
  6. rest in power
    Pioneering Journalist Cokie Roberts Has Died at 75The award-winning political commentator died from complications from breast cancer.
  7. sexual assault
    A Startling Number of Women Say the First Time They Had Sex Was RapeAccording to a new study published in JAMA.
  8. health
    Could This Routine Gynecological Procedure Cause Severe Sexual Dysfunction?A number of women have reported difficulty orgasming after having a common procedure to prevent cervical cancer.
  9. sexual assault
    NFL Star Antonio Brown Accused of Rape by Former TrainerA new lawsuit alleges that the Patriots wide receiver forcibly raped a woman at his Miami home.
  10. health
    Just How Dangerous Is Vaping?Three Americans have died from vaping-related illnesses so far.
  11. reproductive rights
    Planned Parenthood Just Lost $60M in Funding. What Does That Mean for Women?The organization announced yesterday that it will withdraw from Title X over abortion restrictions.
  12. crime
    More Than 400 Sex-Abuse Lawsuits Were Filed in New York YesterdayAfter a newly passed law lifted the statute of limitations for victims of childhood sexual abuse.
  13. rest in power
    8 Women Writers on What Toni Morrison Meant to ThemMaya Angelou, Tayari Jones, Angela Davis, and more on the powerful influence of Morrison’s work.
  14. women's rights
    Women in Saudi Arabia Can Now Travel Without Male GuardiansNew regulations announced today granted women the right to obtain passports and travel independently.
  15. sexual assault
    Ashley Wagner Says She Was Sexually Assaulted by Another SkaterThe Olympic medalist wrote that she was sexually assaulted by John Coughlin when she was 17.
  16. the epstein case
    Will We Ever Know How Many Girls Jeffrey Epstein Abused?He’s been charged with abusing dozens of girls, but the number of victims is likely much higher.
  17. women in sports
    U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Responds to Critics With Eye Roll and Golf ClapA few days after they were admonished to “tone down” their celebrations.
  18. reading women
    Emily Witt on the Book That Made Her Question What’s NormalThe Prime of Life by Simone de Beauvoir “shows the worth of experimentation.”
  19. reading women
    Hala Alyan on the Book That Made Her World Seem NormalInterpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri.
  20. reading women
    Ava DuVernay on the Book Her Sister RecommendedThe filmmaker was a freshman at UCLA when she first read Their Eyes Were Watching God.
  21. reading women
    Brooke Gladstone on the Book She Reread After the ElectionShe returned to The Left Hand of Darkness, “probably to distract myself from reality.”
  22. reading women
    Elizabeth Alexander on the Book That Taught Her About Complicated WomenLittle Women was my first consciousness of what it meant to really love and inhabit and identify with a book.”
  23. reading women
    Cristina Henríquez on the Book That Broke Something Open“When I read The House on Mango Street, it was suddenly like, Oh, this is literature, too.”
  24. reading women
    Vivian Gornick on the Book That Made Her a Personal EssayistThe Little Virtues shows how an essay “can make you feel the wonderment of being alive.”
  25. reading women
    Aparna Nancherla on the Book That Taught Her to Own Her ExperienceInterpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri “gave voice to the conflict I felt as an Indian American.”
  26. reading women
    Mary Karr on the Book That Showed Her the Power of ColdnessThe Lover, by Marguerite Duras, is “beyond anything that I as a writer could do.”
  27. reading women
    Katie Roiphe on the Book That Gives Her the Courage to Be Unlikable Janet Malcolm “dismantles everyone’s pretensions right in front of you.”
  28. reading women
    Alexandra Kleeman on the Book That Makes Her Feel Extra AlertDictee, by Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, “re-creates the experience of being new to language.”
  29. reading women
    Eileen Myles on the Book That Made Writing Like TalkingGertrude Stein’s Lectures in America totally changed my sense of what writing was.”
  30. reading women
    Margaret Cho: The Book That Changed How She Thought About Asian-American HistoryOur heritage has a lot of difficult stuff in it.”
  31. reading women
    Claire Vaye Watkins on the Book That Changed HerThe Land of Little Rain by Mary Hunter Austin.
  32. reading women
    Angela Flournoy on the Book That Changed HerBeloved by Toni Morrison.
  33. reading women
    Yiyun Li on the Book That Changed HerThe Aubrey Trilogy by Rebecca West.
  34. reading women
    Ariel Levy on the Book That Changed HerForty-one False Starts by Janet Malcolm.
  35. reading women
    Brit Bennett on the Book That Changed HerThe Color Purple by Alice Walker.
  36. taking a stand
    Miley Cyrus’s Red-Carpet Boycott Is Not About the Carpet Actually Being Red“I don’t want people to talk about what I’m wearing. That’s usually why I don’t wear too much.”
  37. bathroom talk
    You Can Now Poop in a Solid-Gold Toilet at the GuggenheimThe toilet costs between $1.5 and $2.5 million.
  38. politics
    Fifth Harmony Singer Wrote a Powerful Essay About Immigrating From MexicoThe singer came to the U.S. with her mother when she was 7.
  39. quotables
    Lupita Nyong’o Talks About the ‘Lording of Lighter Skin’She discussed the importance of seeing darker-skinned women represented.
  40. shoe spats
    Some People Want Theresa May to Stop Wearing Her Leopard-Print Kitten HeelsIn the name of gender equality.
  41. creeps
    Mara Wilson Has Put Up With Questions About Her Love Life Since She Was 6She writes about the weirdness of being a child star in a new book.
  42. sorry not sorry
    Naya Rivera Says She Once Caught Ariana Grande Sitting on Big Sean’s CouchSomeone whose name “rhymes with Smariana Schmande” may have played a role in her broken engagement.
  43. hot shot
    Michelle Obama Slayed in GucciNot that we’re surprised.
  44. gymnastics
    Gymnasts Accuse Former Olympic Team Doctor of Sexual AbuseNew complaints allege a USA Gymnastics doctor molested the former gymnasts when they were minors.
  45. pajama party
    Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg Had a Slumber PartyAlong with DJ Khaled and Robin Thicke.
  46. quotables
    Kendall Jenner’s Squad Has a ‘Pretty Lame’ NameOf course they do.
  47. dance class
    How Can We Sign Up for Britney Spears’s Dance Class?Some lucky kids got her as a teacher this weekend.
  48. rob & chyna
    Get Ready for a Whole Lot of Relationship Drama on the Rob & Chyna ShowApparently, Rob is in a “cycle” of getting kicked out of the house.
  49. hot shot
    What Does North West Keep in Her Louis Vuitton Bag?Probably Goldfish.
  50. fashion week
    An Acid-Attack Survivor Walked the Runway at Fashion Week“I want to tell the world: Do not see us in a weak light.”
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