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  1. pets
    New York Could Become the First State to Ban Declawing CatsThe practice has long been called “inhumane.”
  2. texting
    New York Might Fine People for Texting While Crossing, Bankrupting Us AllThere goes my bank account.
  3. domestic violence
    In Russia, It’s Now No Longer a Criminal Offense to Abuse Your SpousePutin just signed into law an amendment that decriminalizes domestic violence.
  4. revenge porn
    New York City Moves to Crack Down on Revenge PornLawmakers introduced a bill to make it a crime.
  5. good things
    The House Just Passed a Bill of Rights for Sexual-Assault SurvivorsThe legislation will make sure survivors have access to rape kits, and that their kits can’t be destroyed.
  6. laws
    The French React to Their New ‘Skinny Model’ LawSome call it “body-shaming.”
  7. we give in
    Now That They’re Illegal, Hoverboards Might Finally Be Considered CoolYou just got lucky, hover-dweebs.
  8. love and war
    Money Alone Won’t Solve the Rape-Kit BacklogA new report suggests that more guidelines are needed to address inconsistent rape-kit-testing policies.
  9. laws
    The Women’s Equality Act Will Soon Be a Reality in New York State lawmakers recently passed the majority of the proposed bills without much fuss. 
  10. laws
    How One State Is Improving Eating-Disorder CareMissouri becomes the first state to require that insurance companies cover comprehensive mental-health treatment for people with anorexia and bulimia.
  11. shmashmortion
    SCOTUS Temporarily Blocks Closing of Texas Abortion Clinics The Court issued a stay on the new law that would effectively shut down half of the state’s abortion clinics.
  12. letter writing campaigns
    Meryl Streep Reminds Congress We Need an ERAShe sent a letter to every member of Congress asking them to revive it.
  13. nailed it
    A Major Win for Nail-Salon WorkersUnlawful salon owners will now face harsher penalties, including fines and imprisonment. 
  14. laws
    Denmark Unveils Sweeping Model Health MeasuresShortly after France introduced proposed legislation on the same issue.
  15. pregnant ladies
    Everybody: Hands Off the Baby BumpStop touching strangers.
  16. bills bills bills
    Sara Ziff’s Underage-Model Bill Gets Signed Into LawCoco Rocha teared up at the podium.
  17. true stories
    The Crusading Sisterhood of Revenge-Porn VictimsRevenge porn is illegal in one state. Why not the other 49?
  18. kids these days
    Child Labor Laws Soon to Apply to Models Under 18It’s awaiting the governor’s signature.
  19. New Bill Applies Child Labor Laws to Models Under 18It’s about time.
  20. street style
    Don’t Want Your Picture Taken? Just Say SoIn France, at least.
  21. something fishy
    Bronx Senator Jeff Klein Wants to Ban Fish PedicuresThey’re already illegal in fourteen states.
  22. issues that matter
    Florida Town’s Baggy-Pants Ban Under Fire for Being UnconstitutionalLow-slung pants were banned in Riviera Beach, Florida, last July, and since then, twenty people have been charged with violating the ordinance.