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Homeless Mom Shanesha Taylor Charged With Child Abuse After Leaving Two Kids In Car During A Job Interview

Earlier this month, police arrested a mother in Scottsdale, Arizona, for leaving her two young children in the car while she went to a job interview.

On March…

Jessica Wakeman | March 31, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Republican Senator Rand Paul Wants To Stop Moms On Welfare From Having More Babies

“Maybe we have to say ‘enough’s enough, you shouldn’t be having kids after a certain amount … I don’t know how you do all that because then it’s tough to…

Claire Hannum | January 30, 2014 - 1:20 pm

Homeless Army Veteran Gets A Life-Changing Makeover

Look, this might sound terrible, but I’ve got to say it: this time-lapse video of a homeless U.S. Army veteran’s voluntary aesthetic transformation makes the case for vanity if there…

Rachel Krause | November 8, 2013 - 10:20 am

True Story: I Grew Up A Poor, Black Sex Symbol

I have been a symbol of sex my entire life. As a black woman from a poor, single-parent household, I know the script that is written for me far too…

Tiffanie Drayton | October 4, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Kermit Gosnell, Late Term Abortion Provider, Found Guilty Of Three Counts Of Murder

Dr. Kermit Gosnell, a Philadelphia doctor whose clinic gained attention for his criminal performance of late-term abortions, was found guilty yesterday of three counts of first-degree murder. He had been…

Jessica Wakeman | May 14, 2013 - 12:30 pm

No Abortion Access? You’re At Increased Risk For Poverty

Denying women access to abortion services makes women more likely to fall below the poverty line in the subsequent years, according to a study out of the University of…

Jessica Wakeman | November 13, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Scarlett Johansson Speaks Out on Poverty

“Whether they’re in America or in Africa, people want to work. They want to have purpose. They want to provide for themselves and their families. They don’t want handouts. They…

Julie Gerstein | November 28, 2011 - 11:20 am

Today’s Lady News: Abortion Rate Up Amongst Poor Women

The abortion rate is down overall, but up amongst poor women, the non-partisan sexual research organization Guttmacher reports. Between 2000 and 2008, abortion rates declined amongst most groups of…

Jessica Wakeman | May 24, 2011 - 6:00 pm

Why We Love To Hate Amber Portwood

I remember when gossip columns devoted space to Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck. Now we’ve got Amber Portwood, the young woman on “16 & Pregnant” and “Teen Mom” who Star

Jessica Wakeman | December 16, 2010 - 1:30 pm

Where Children Sleep Around The World

This picture is from Where Children Sleep, a remarkable new book by James Mollison, which chronicles the vast differences in the spaces and places that children inhabit. The above photo…

Julie Gerstein | October 27, 2010 - 3:50 pm
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