safety

A little piece of my ability to feel safe in the world was lost forever in those moments.

The Emotional Labor Of Staying Safe While Female

A little piece of my ability to feel safe in the world was lost forever in those moments. I knew he was telling the truth. Read...
Lauren Jonik of The Refresh    |   10.29.18   |   SHARE
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The young women invented the Smart Straw, a drinking straw that detects the presence of drugs in either alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks.

The 'Smart Straw' Can Detect Date-Rape Drugs In Real Time

Three young women in Florida have created a tool for detecting drugs in liquids — the Smart Straw — and they are winning well-deserved attention and Read...
Rebekah Kuschmider    |   06.8.17   |   SHARE
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 I lie because my kids can never go to your place for a play.

Why My Kids Can't Play At Your House 

When you try to organize a playdate, I feel sick, and I make up an excuse so I can decline your invitation. I lie because my kids can never go to Read...
Jean Flynn of Mamamia    |   12.7.16   |   SHARE
Families
We receive mixed cultural messages about antidepressants and pregnancy. (Image: Thinkstock)

Should You Take Anti-Depressants During Pregnancy?

When my husband and I began trying to conceive, I was anxious about how my antidepressant medication would affect a pregnancy, especially after Read...
Patricia Grisafi    |   09.9.16   |   SHARE
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Our children are fine; it’s racism that needs to shift. Image: Getty.

Fear Of The Free Black Child: Alternatives To Fear-Based Parenting Amid Police Violence

No black man, woman, or gender non-conforming person is safe from the terrorism of police brutality and racist white people’s actions against us, let Read...
Akilah S. Richards of Everyday Feminism    |   08.8.16   |   SHARE
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Naughty, naughty boy. You like baseball bats? (Credit: ThinkStock)

Relax, Ladies: Woman-On-Top Sex Is Not The "Most Dangerous" Position

Why would we ever want to stop doing this . . . ? Read...
Giana Ciapponi    |   01.22.15   |   SHARE
Sex + Love

A For Women By Women Taxi Service Sounds Great, But Will It Actually Combat Sexual Harassment?

There’s undoubtedly a need for services that provide safe transportation sans harassment, but SheRides might run into some glaring roadblocks. Read...
Sofia Barrett-Ibarria    |   09.16.14   |   SHARE
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A Napa home damaged by the earthquake (Credit: Alvin Jornada/EPA)

This Is What Your First Earthquake Feels Like

Yesterday morning, I was shaken by the 6.0 magnitude earthquake that struck the Bay Area. Read...
Sarah Gladstone    |   08.25.14   |   SHARE
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