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I'm Afraid to Tell My Male Bosses I'm Pregnant

“Would you like to know the gender?” the woman who had announced the results of a first-trimester blood test asked over the phone. She had just told me my near-geriatric pregnancy looked fine so far. Gripping onto the steering wheel of my car, on my way back from an interview for a news story, I…

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A Male Barista Shamed a Pregnant Woman for Ordering a Macchiato—and People Have Thoughts

Ask any pregnant woman and she’ll likely tell you stories of unsolicited advice they’ve received from both strangers and friends about how she should behave and the choices she makes. For some reason, some people feel incredibly emboldened to offer their (often uninformed) thoughts about everything from whether or not she’s going to breastfeed to…

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I'm Tired of Male Screenwriters Using Rape as a Convenient Backstory for Women

“I don’t really do films set in the modern day because the female characters nearly always get raped,” Keira Knightley told Variety earlier this week. In the interview, the actress was asked if production companies are backing more female-dominated stories, to which she declared that it’s slowly getting better. “I’m suddenly being sent scripts with…

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