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Emily Shire

Emily Shire is chief researcher for The Week magazine. She has written about pop culture, religion, and women and gender issues at publications including Slate, The Forward, and Jewcy.

Entertainment

Lena Dunham's body reveals the naked truth about our distorted values

Lifestyle

Reality check: Online harassment of women can do serious harm

Entertainment

I love Jennifer Weiner, but she needs to back off

U.S.

Tiger Mom's latest book hits a little too close to the U.S's xenophobic past

Lifestyle

What Craigslist taught us about love in 2013

Lifestyle

Plastic surgery's newest obsession: The 'perfect' vagina

Lifestyle

To wax or not to wax: How pubic hair became a debate about feminism

U.S.

Why sabotaging condoms should be illegal

Politics

ObamaCare's pajama hipster ad is weak. But the backlash is much worse.

Politics

Don't blame gay marriage for the decriminalization of polygamy

Politics

Does having a daughter make you more conservative?

Entertainment

Sorry Katniss, Princess Fiona is still the best feminist action hero around

Science

How sperm could one day cure cancer

Entertainment

The Idina Menzel–Taye Diggs split, and 5 other breakups that hurt us more than it hurt them

Entertainment

Orange is the New Black was snubbed at the Golden Globes. The show has only itself to blame.

Science

Step away from the ruler: Penis size studies are pretty worthless

World

India's gay sex ban shows why the LGBT movement must go global

Entertainment

How did Love Actually become so controversial? A theory

Entertainment

How the porn industry is putting its performers — and finances — at risk

Lifestyle

'Tis the season for having sex with old flames and ruining your office reputation

Sports

Jameis Winston may be a free man, but college football is still on trial

Entertainment

All hail the Bad Sex Awards, the world's best literary prize

Science

Fear of dying alone drives women AND men into bad relationships

U.S.

Why Common Core may not fix our kids' problems with math

Lifestyle

PETA is now fat-shaming women into vegan diets

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