California Just Became The First State To Recognize A Third Gender
Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a bill making California the first to widely recognize being nonbinary — neither male nor female — as a third legal gender option.
Meet The Professor Making An Argument For Snowflakes
As free speech debates reverberate from the quad to the White House, Princeton anthropologist Carolyn Rouse is on the side of the college students who want to keep out provocative speakers.
A Wyoming Woman Faced Six Years In Jail For A Crime That Men Get Six Months In Boot Camp For
Taylor Blanchard faced up to ten years in prison for a crime that would’ve sent men to boot camp for six months to a year. Her fight could change the fate of countless women in Wyoming.
California Just Got One Step Closer To Recognizing A Third Gender
“We need to make it easier for transgender and gender non-conforming people to live their lives as who they are,” said the coauthor of the landmark bill, which is headed to the governor's desk.
This Girl Has Been Missing For 19 Years, But You’ve Probably Never Heard Of Her
Lost amid the flurry of attention that focuses on missing white girls and women are the names of black girls who disappear. Veronica Pate's daughter, ShyShy, is one of them.
This 17-Year-Old Could Be The First Teenager To Put Nonbinary On Their Driver’s License
The most populous state is on track to become the first to legally recognize being nonbinary — neither male nor female — as a third gender option. Ready or not, America.
Feminism Is Political Again. What's A Girlboss To Do?
In 2014, #Girlboss became the young woman's career bible, with Sophia Amoruso its imperfect hero. Now, Amoruso is doubling down on career-focused feminism with a new media company. The only problem: Feminism has changed. A lot.
A Murder In Berkeley Gave The Far-Right Its Perfect Perp
After Emilie Inman was stabbed to death in Berkeley, the online far right seized on the case, not because of the brutality of the crime but because of the suspect’s gender identity, race, and leftist activism.
UC Berkeley Students Say Night Of Violent Protests Sent The Wrong Message
"The whole concept of civil disobedience went out the fucking window," a student said. "MLK and Gandhi would be so disappointed. So disappointed!"
The Youngest And Oldest Marchers At The DC Women’s March
BuzzFeed News interviewed marchers under 21 and over 50 about the equal rights fight in Trump’s new America. Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators came from all over the country to Washington, DC, for the Women’s March on Saturday.
Here’s What It Was Like At The Inaugural Free Weed Giveaway
Hempy the mascot and $2 burritos: The #Trump420 rally offered cannabis-fueled counterprogramming to the formal ceremonies and the violent protests in DC.
Before They March: Three Women On Why They’re Going To DC
Three women from across the US tell BuzzFeed News why they're joining the hundreds of thousands of women in Washington, DC, on Jan. 21.
The Murder Case That Could Foreshadow The Future Of Abortion Under Trump
A Queens doctor faces a manslaughter charge after his patient died following an abortion. The unusual case may offer an inadvertent glimpse into life without Roe v. Wade.
What Women Who Condemned Trump's Sexism Do Now
2016 was supposed to be the year of holding powerful men accountable for sexual misconduct. Then Donald Trump was elected. Where do young women go from here?
Melania Remains A Mystery — For Better Or Worse, Say Trump Supporters
A day after Melania Trump's first interview since the release of a video that captured her husband bragging about making unwanted sexual advances toward women, Donald Trump supporters defended her description of her husband as a "boy" being "egged on” by others.
A Fifth Teen Beauty Queen Says Trump Visited Dressing Room
“The black curtains opened and in walks Mr. Trump smiling,” said the latest woman to come forward from the 1997 Miss Teen USA pageant.
Teen Beauty Queens Say Trump Walked In On Them Changing
“Don’t worry, ladies, I’ve seen it all before.”
As Malia Steps Out, The Obamas Step Back
For the past eight years, the Obamas pushed hard to maintain their eldest daughter’s privacy. Here's how that’s changing now that Malia is an adult and making her own rules.
At Debate, Clinton Calls Out Trump For Calling Women "Pigs, Slobs, And Dogs"
After Trump questioned her "look" and "stamina," Clinton ended the debate by slamming his comments on women.
The Voice Missing From The Nate Parker Rape Case
From actors to activists, everyone has something to say about The Birth of a Nation controversy. But one voice has been missing: the alleged victim's. Four years after her death, what we know about her life and fight.