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Sexual Assault Is Happening To Patients In Hospital, Too

The healthcare industry is in desperate need of institutional change if it truly aims to combat sexual misconduct.

How I Escaped My Violent Husband

Trigger warning: Domestic violence.

Women Are Dying From Opioids. So Why Are Doctors Still Prescribing Them?

Deaths from prescription opioids have increased 471 percent among women in the last two decades.

4 Women Explain Why They NEVER Want To Have Children

“I am completely comfortable saying that I do not feel the need or desire to ever have children of my own.”

My Brother Is Marrying A Mail-Order Bride

Marriage should be about love and partnership, not politics and servitude.

The Curious World Of Luk Thep Dolls

In Thailand, women worship and treat their ‘Luk Thep’ dolls as real people. Elizabeth Laura Nelson investigates why.

These Are The Main Reasons Young Women Are Cheating On Their Partners

A new study looks at what’s going on in the heads and hearts of cheaters.

8 Ex-Cons Explain What Life In Prison Is Actually Like

“Before I went to prison, I had faith in our system; but not anymore. No human deserves to be treated the way we were in there.” 

How Does Consent Work On A Porn Set?

In a post #MeToo era, how does sexual consent work, when the people involved have been paid to perform?

The Psychology Of Pedophilia: A Mental Illness, Not A Crime

Contrary to popular belief, the terms “pedophile” and “child molester” aren’t interchangeable. 

The Men Who Despise Women: Inside The ‘Incel’ Community

The incel dogma centers on a simultaneous lust for, and deep hatred of, women.

Can Antidepressants Make You Fall Out Of Love?

When it comes to brain chemistry, love and depression aren’t that different.

Coercive Control: The Silent Abuse That Could Be Happening To You

It might not be as obvious as physical abuse, but it’s equally as destructive. So, how do you recognize the signs?

9 Women Explain Why They Stayed In Abusive Relationships

Trigger warning: Descriptions of domestic violence. 

“Send Me A Pic Of Your Armpits”: REAL Messages Guys Send Me Online

SHESAID’s own editor, Nadia Bokody, reveals the unsolicited explicit messages she receives as a result of being in the public eye.

The Rise Of Average Women Turning To The Soft Sex Industry For Work

You don’t have to be a prostitute or a porn star to earn money from sex.

I’m 24 And I Tried To Get My Tubes Tied. Here’s What Happened.

I started this journey sure of myself, and my decision. I had no idea of the obstacles I was about to face.

Cutting Deep: The Truth About Self-Harm

When emotional pain cuts deep, self-harm can feel like the only answer. 

The Undiscussed Side Of Sex Work: Pleasure And Disability

It might be happening behind closed doors, but advocates of sex services for people with disabilities say that doesn’t mean we should ignore it.

Why We Don’t Like Women Who Own Their Sexuality

Women who embrace their sexuality are feared and demonized. Is it because they compel us to confront our own unease with sex as a society?

Let Them Run Free: Why It’s Harder Than Ever To Be A Parent Today

Is our obsession with being perfect parents hurting us – and our kids?

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