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This Calculator Does the Math on the Wage Gap - But the Solutions Aren’t As Simple

Since 2014, Omni Calculator has been putting out easy-to-use calculators that help compute everything from sales tax to body mass index (BMI). But more recently, it expanded to include a new page: a Gender Wage Gap Calculator.

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10 Things You Should Know About Non-Surgical Abortion

You’ve been watching the calendar and mentally marking the days. You should have had a period by now. You’re scared. You cry. You can’t sleep. And you hope it’s not true. But an early pregnancy test confirms your worst fears, and you believe that abortion is the best choice for you.

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The Invisible War of Military Women

 On Sunday I attended the Sundance premiere of The Invisible War, Kirby Dick’s heartbreaking documentary about sexual assault in the military.

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Should the Government Get Out of Marriage?

Introduced in January in the New Hampshire House of Representatives, HB569 would get rid of marriage. Sort of.

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Will New York Make Crisis Pregnancy Centers Stop Deceiving Women?

The debate during last week’s New York City Council hearing on a recently introduced bill aimed at regulating the city’s crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) was heated, to say the least. The proposed legislation would require some two-dozen CPCs—or, as council member Jessica Lappin put it, “anti-choice centers masquerading as health clinics”—to post signs disclosing if they don’t have medical staff on site; disclose in offices, in advertising and on websites that they don’t offer abortions or FDA-approved birth control; and require that any information provided by clients to staff be treated as confidential.

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10 Facts You MUST Know About Non-Surgical Abortion

You’ve been watching the calendar and mentally marking the days. You should have had a period by now. You’re scared. You cry. You can’t sleep. And you hope it’s not true. But an early pregnancy test confirms your worst fears, and you believe that abortion is the best choice for you.

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How Can Men Be Freed from Harmful Macho Stereotypes?

Simone de Beauvoir famously wrote, “One is not born a woman, but becomes one.” The male corollary, a much older aphorism, is usually framed as an imperative: “Be a man.” Or its inverse: “Don’t be a pussy.”

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Is Porn Racist?

In her new book, Pornland (Beacon Press), author Gail Dines argues that our sexuality is hijacked by the multi-billion-dollar-a-year porn industry. (See my three-part interview with Gail here, here, and here.) Dines also argues that pornography is racist. But not everyone agrees.

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