social issues

Rapper T.I. said he ensures his daughter’s hymen is ‘intact.’ Here’s what an OB/GYN wants her to know.

The rapper said he accompanies his daughter to the doctor each year

Activist Suzan Shown Harjo has spent decades fighting against Native American mascots. She is still winning.

From California to Maine, Indian nicknames and mascots have started disappearing

I confronted my race and class as a girl. Many Americans never do — and that’s dangerous.

There’s a willful lack of knowledge about the world beyond one’s immediate borders, beliefs and self

A court ordered Idaho to pay for an inmate’s gender confirmation surgery. The governor is fighting it.

The decision marks the first time that an appeals court has ordered the state to pay for such a procedure

Most of us are hypocrites on climate change. Maybe that’s not as bad as you might think.

Hypocrisy in well-meaning people may be the lag time between belief and action

A police officer killed my son, Michael Brown, 5 years ago. Nothing has changed.

Black men and boys are still not safe walking down the street or driving in cars

My favorite gender-reveal parties are the ones that go wrong. Here’s why.

Let’s have a gender-reveal party that reveals gender is a construct

Another ‘straight pride’ parade is in the works, this time in California. Organizers are calling it pro-‘Western Civilization.’

Last month, Boston approved the permit application and route of an August straight pride parade

Emoji are finally becoming more diverse. Here’s why.

Same-sex and interracial couples, wheelchairs and a controversial plate of falafel are just some of the emoji iPhone and Android users can expect to see later this year

A 7-year-old was ordered to leave a fountain because of her swimwear. Even she knew that it was all wrong.

When her mother prepared to write a complaint, the rising second grader drafted her own message