What happens when a country without legal abortion tells women not to get pregnant? This was the question many asked when government officials in El Salvador recently told women to avoid getting pregnant until 2018 as a precaution against the Zika virus. Zika, which displays common cold-like symptoms in adults, can cause serious birth defects […]

Supreme Court Justices, of all the prominent federal officials, have long been shielded from the celebrity that can accompany successful political careers. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, however, is inverting this paradigm; recent years have seen her develop into something of a cultural icon. A biography about her, written by the founders of famous Tumblr account […]

The United States has a long history of publicizing so-called “macho” men. Over the years, the prototypical macho American man has seen numerous incarnations – from cowboys to Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Terminator. Often, these characters have proven their masculinity by being “tough” or by relentlessly beating down their opposition. Now, as next year’s presidential election approaches, […]

At 12:20 a.m. on September 29, 2015, Kelly Gissendaner was just one of the 53 women on death row throughout the United States. The next minute, that number was reduced by one after her execution for conspiring with Greg Owen, her lover, to kill her then-husband Doug Gissendaner. Eighteen years prior, Owen lured Doug Gissendaner […]

Following an exceptional campaign cycle that has witnessed the rise of multiple candidates peripheral to the party establishment, the GOP field is experiencing its latest blitz by an outsider presidential hopeful: Carly Fiorina. In her debut on the primetime debate stage, Fiorina spoke in specifics about foreign affairs, delivered the impassioned (if inaccurate) denunciation of […]

What do George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Alexander Hamilton, Andrew Jackson, Ulysses S. Grant, Benjamin Franklin, and Franklin D. Roosevelt have in common? They are all founding fathers or former presidents; they are all featured on U.S. currency; and they are all white men.Changing the latter point is the goal of Women On 20s, […]