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This State's New Abortion Bill Is So Restrictive It Might As Well Be A Ban

By Mehak Anwar
The latest news when it comes to abortion access is not reassuring. On Thursday, March 21, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed a bill that bans abortions in the state once the fetus's heartbeat can be heard. The bill, which is poised to be one of…

Here's What To Know About How Trump's Former ORR Director Reportedly Prevented Refugee Abortions

By Mehak Anwar
In November 2018, Scott Lloyd was removed from his post at the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) after an ACLU lawsuit revealed he was reportedly mishandling abortion requests from migrant teenagers. Elite Daily reached out to the White House and…

Brett Kavanaugh's Court Of Appeals Replacement Is A Controversial Pick

By Shelby Black
Since Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed as the next Supreme Court Justice on Oct. 6, 2018, everyone has been wondering who would fill his seat at the Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington D.C. Well, the decision has officially been made, and it's a…

This New 'Riverdale' Theory Claims The Gargoyle King Is A Character Nobody Expects

By Dylan Kickham
Riverdale fans are in the thick of the Gargoyle King mystery right now, as the mysterious killer's Gargoyle Gang is getting creepier than ever with its new leader Kurtz and assassins out to kill Archie. Even though the Gargoyle King was supposedly…

This Mixtape Wants To Change Rap's Rape Culture Problem & You Can Buy It

By Caroline Colvin
As a feminist and a hip-hop fan, I always experience discomfort participating in the genre of music I love. It’s not just the textbook misogyny and homophobia that attack my queer womanhood, although I could go on for days about that. My discomfort…

This New Legislation Aims To Bring Abortion Rights To The Federal Level

By Chelsea Stewart
If the year 2018 taught us anything, it's that reproductive health rights are under increased threat in the United States. With proposals and policies cranking out seemingly by the day that limit access to services like abortion, it's not a great…

This Senator Spoke Out Against Sexual Assault In The Military With A Powerful Statement

By Shelby Black
On Thursday, March 7, the Senate Armed Services Committee met to discuss the rampant problem of sexual assault within the military. During this meeting, politicians attempted to find solutions to address this issue, but there was one moment in…

Donald Trump's Tweet About Jussie Smollett Missed A Big Piece Of The Problem

By Daniella Bondar
The ongoing saga of what may have happened to Jussie Smollett is a lot. Back in January, the Empire actor claimed he was the victim of a hate crime, a claim which quickly raised questions when police appeared unable to corroborate his report. Then,…

Lorena Bobbitt Turned Her Focus To Advocacy After Her Infamous Case

By Hannah Golden
A new Amazon docuseries details one of the most infamous cases in marriage-gone-wrong history: John Wayne Bobbitt and Lorena Bobbitt, who entered the public consciousness in the '90s after Lorena cut off her husband's penis following years of…

Here's Why Valentine's Day Might Feel Different After An Abusive Relationship

By Hannah Schneider
Valentine's Day is a holiday about love in its many forms. Whether that's honoring romance, friendships, family, or just the concept of love, there are many ways to celebrate. For some Valentine's Day after leaving an abusive relationship can feel…

Colton & Caelynn's Conversation On 'The Bachelor' Was Deeply Emotional

By Kristen Perrone
Bachelor Nation members finally got a break from The Bachelor's beauty queen drama when Colton Underwood selected Miss North Carolina USA, aka Caelynn, for a one-on-one date in the season's first international location of Singapore. Caelynn, a Miss…

Here's Everything 'True Detective' Fans Know About Freddy Burns

By Ani Bundel
True Detective Season 3 is a rough case. The roughness doesn't just come from focusing on the mystery of a dead boy and a missing girl, who was accidentally written off as dead for a decade, though in many cases that would be plenty. As the episodes…

Cardi B Just Clapped Back At A Critic Who Said Her "Twerk" Music Video Isn't Empowering

By Karen Ruffini
If there's one thing I've learned in life, it's to never, ever underestimate a girl who can twerk. Case in point? Cardi B, naturally, because she absolutely crushed her "Twerk" music video with City Girls, and is making sure that nobody makes her…

Here's Why You Recognize That Feather In The Latest 'Game Of Thrones' Season 8 Trailer

By Ani Bundel
The Game of Thrones debut date trailer didn't contain a single instance of footage from the upcoming final season. Instead, it was a "purpose-made" trailer, directed by David Nutter (who will helm three of the six episodes). It was also full of…

The Best Of Elite Daily: Our Favorite 50 Stories From 2018

By Kylie McConville
It's been a loooong 365 days, and there's no denying 2018 was one Big Mood. Political chaos aside, this past year was filled with so many feelings, prompted by so many *Very Important Events.* I'm biased, but what better way is there to recap those…

Christine Blasey Ford's First Appearance After The Kavanaugh Hearing Was So Fitting

By Daniella Bondar
In September, Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault while the two were in high school — an allegation he denies — gave her testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee prior to…

This Is How To Start A Conversation With Your Partner About Sexual Assault, According To Experts

By Griffin Wynne
Conversations around systems of oppression, rape culture, and the necessity of believing survivors have become more prevalent in the media, thanks to campaigns like the #MeToo movement and #TimesUp. Addressing the topic of sexual violence within our…

Here's Why You Should Always Ask For Consent, Even When There’s Mistletoe Involved

By Rebecca Strong
It looks a little something like this. You and your potential bae-to-be hit up a holiday bash together, and for some reason those ugly Christmas sweaters have you feeling all hot and bothered. Or, you spot your crush from college looking like a hot…

The Number Of Women Entering Congress In 2019 Is So Inspiring

By Shelby Black
As 2018 comes to a quick (and relieving) end, it's time to think towards the future. This year has been a tough one to say the least, but judging from the the results of the November midterm elections, it looks like we can expect some much needed…

Here’s How Experts Define Maintenance Sex, & Why It’s One Way To Keep The Spark Alive

By Rachel Shatto
Maintenance sex is a term that gets thrown around pretty often, and it can sometimes get a bad rep as sex just for the sake of, well, having sex. It’s a tricky topic but an important one, because according to experts, it's actually a good way for…

Here's 5 Places To Donate To Make Your Giving Tuesday Gift Really Count

By Chelsea Stewart
This time of year means holidays, good food, football, and shopping. Lots of shopping, thanks to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Over the weekend of Nov. 23, there were endless deals from Smart TVs to cool gadgets and knick-knacks — and they've…

Here's How Trauma Informed Yoga Classes Can Support Survivors Of Sexual Assault

By Georgina Berbari
Yoga is a comforting practice for many people. In fact, for some, yoga is so much more than just a way to unwind or get in touch with the body. Many people consider the walls of their studio a sanctuary; their practice is an outlet for release, for…

Trump's New Attorney General's Reported Stance On Abortion Is So Troubling

By Shelby Black
Over the past few years, it seems like anti-abortion initiatives have been popping up more and more across the nation. Even though reproductive rights activists and other concerned citizens have tried to fight these initiatives, there's still a lot…

Here's What 'Fantastic Beasts' Fans Should Know About Yusuf Kama

By Ani Bundel
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald has a lot of misdirection going on the marketing campaign ahead of its release this past week. If you want to hide Character C is going to be revealed as related to Major Character A, make signs point to a…

Abortion Laws Could Be Seriously Different After The Midterms, So Here's What To Know

By Shelby Black
The fight for reproductive rights has never been an easy one, but as of Tuesday, Nov. 6, there are some victories — as well as some defeats. So, for those wondering what will happen to abortion laws after the midterms? Here are the major points to…

These Two States Just Passed Measures That Could Seriously Impact Reproductive Rights

By Shelby Black
The November midterm elections have been on everyone's minds over the past few months, but as of Tuesday, Nov. 6 the polls have officially closed. Leading up to the midterm elections, initiatives ranging from LGBTQ+ to reproductive rights were on a…

No, There’s No Body Language That Means “I’m Asking For It”

By Mika Doyle
When I was 16 years old, I didn’t tell anyone what had happened to me. I believed they’d blame me. Hell, I blamed me. So after I went on a camping trip in my friend’s parents' backyard, the one where my boyfriend tried to force himself on me while…

These Abortion Measures Will Show Up In The 2018 Midterms, So Here's What To Know

By Shelby Black
The November midterm elections are coming up, and the future of American democracy might be on the line. From voter ID laws to transgender rights, there are a number of issues on state ballots this year, but these three states have abortion measures…

A GOP Senator Is Calling For An Investigation Into One Of Brett Kavanaugh's Accusers

By Daniella Bondar
Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court in October, but the story isn't over yet. During his confirmation hearings, multiple women came forward and accused the SCOTUS nominee of sexual assault and misconduct, which Kavanaugh denied.…

If You're Looking For Dr. Christine Ford Halloween Costumes, Here's How To Honor Her Instead

By Lara Walsh
With Halloween right around the corner, you might also be feeling like it's a pretty scary and dark political time, given some recent events. On Saturday, Oct. 6, the Senate narrowly confirmed Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court with a vote of…

If You're Thinking Of Dressing Up As Brett Kavanaugh For Halloween, Don't

By Shelby Black
I'm just going to say it. Halloween is without a doubt my favorite time of the year. There's nothing more exciting than thinking of an incredible costume and seeing it come to life, but unfortunately these ensembles can take a controversial turn.…

Melania Trump's Comments On The Me Too Movement Really Miss The Point

By Shelby Black
These past few weeks have truly started a revolution. Whether it's demonstrating on Capitol Hill or providing resources to those in need, the topic of gender equality and sexual assault is on everyone's minds. Well, it looks like even the usually…

An Activist Group Purchased A Website Under Brett Kavanaugh's Name For An Amazing Reason

By Shelby Black
The internet is truly a magical place. With one click, you can find important research, loads of jokes, and entertainment galore. However, people have also been using this platform as a way to express their political beliefs and opinions, like when…

Stormy Daniels' Lawyer Wants To Fight Donald Trump Jr., Because 2018 Is Wild

By Chelsea Stewart
Michael Avenatti and Donald Trump Jr. could take their feud from social media and into the ring. That's right — Michael Avenatti challenged Donald Trump Jr. to a MMA fight, because there's apparently no shortage of weirdness in 2018. Let's (maybe)…

Brett Kavanaugh's First Case As A Supreme Court Justice Is A Hot Button Issue

By Chelsea Stewart
Brett Kavanaugh is on his way. After a turbulent nomination process, the judge has been confirmed to the Supreme Court and will begin hearing out cases as a justice of the country's highest court on Tuesday, Oct. 9. If you were wondering what he's…

Taylor Swift's Instagram Endorsing A Democrat Had A Major Effect On Voter Registrations

By Jamie LeeLo
Never underestimate the power of Taylor Swift. The Reputation singer has notoriously remained mum on her political beliefs, often causing a divide and tension between her music fans. Well, no more. Swift just made her political stance very loud and…

Donald Trump Posted A Message For Columbus Day, But It's Missing Something Key

By Shelby Black
Monday, Oct. 8 might be a federal holiday, but it's quite a controversial one. While some people may enjoy Columbus Day by taking it easy away from work and school, let's not forget that this day involves a lot more than just one man. Well, it looks…
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7 Men Share What They Don't Understand About Consent & Experts Answer Their Questions

By Iman Hariri-Kia
On Oct. 5, 2018, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to move forward with the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, despite Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's allegations of sexual assault (which Kavanaugh has denied) following a…

Chuck Grassley's Comment On The Lack Of Women On The Judiciary Committee Is Infuriating

By Chelsea Stewart
Women have come a long way when it comes to taking up jobs that were previously only associated with men — and they’re breaking down stereotypes along the way. However, there are some people who seem to struggle with that realization at times. I'm…

Lady Gaga Just Shut Down Trump's Criticism Of Christine Blasey Ford's Testimony

By Lizzy Rosenberg
Well, congrats. You've somehow survived yet another week in the Trump presidency. Unless you're living under a rock, you've probably heard about psychology professor Christine Blasey Ford's allegation of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee…

Twitter Is So Grateful For This 'TIME' Cover Featuring Christine Blasey Ford

By Daniella Bondar
Chrsitine Blasey Ford has become a bit of hero for women across the world who admire her bravery in sharing her story through testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee. As the Senate prepares to vote on whether to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to…

A New Study Says Sexual Assault Is Linked To Long-Term Health Issues For Women

By Iman Hariri-Kia
The news of the Senate Judiciary hearing that included Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford to discuss allegations of sexual assault has ignited a global conversation about memory, its meaning, and its impact. In this instance, the…

Amber Rose Wants You To Share Your Story At The SlutWalk Because Now's The Time To Get Loud — EXCLUSIVE

By Georgina Berbari
Daily, uninvited cat calls. Being told what to do with your body. Victim-blaming. Mansplaining. For these reasons and for so many others, women deserve to be mad right now. But it's not enough to just be mad; volunteer, protest, make your voice…

The Senate Judiciary Committee Has Approved Brett Kavanaugh, So Here's The Next Step

By Chelsea Stewart
The moment you've been waiting for is finally here: the Senate Judiciary Committee just voted on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. At one point, the judge's fate seemed rocky, as three women have come forward accusing Kavanaugh of sexually…

I Didn't Report My Sexual Assault. That Doesn't Mean It Never Happened.

By Catherine Kelly
Do you know the feeling? When your entire being shrinks to the size of a pea; your memories retreat from the edges of your body until the very essence of you is neatly packaged and tucked away; you begin to dissociate from your physical self. It's…

Here's How You Can Do Your Part & Support Survivors Of Sexual Assault

By Shelby Black
The recent allegations facing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, which he has denied, have awakened an important discussion in the United States. Representatives for Kavanaugh did not reply to Elite Daily's request for comment. As women like…

Twitter Is Sharing The Most Supportive Messages About Christine Blasey Ford's Testimony

By Daniella Bondar
President Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, is trekking a rocky road to his confirmation. As the hearing process before the Senate Judiciary Committee got underway, allegations of sexual misconduct were leveled against…

A Third Kavanaugh Accuser Has Come Forward With Some Serious Allegations

By Shelby Black
As the Senate Judiciary Committee gears up for Christine Blasey Ford's upcoming testimony, there's already another allegation against Brett Kavanaugh which has come to light. Julie Swetnick's sexual misconduct allegations against Brett Kavanaugh…

These Viral Posts Are Calling For Ivanka Trump To Support Brett Kavanaugh's Accuser

By Chelsea Stewart
In the wake of the sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, people are calling on Ivanka Trump to push for an investigation into the claims — including some of your favorite celebrities. Stars like Amy Schumer,…

Here's What Fans Need To Remember About 'Making A Murderer' Season 1

By Alana Altmann
Netflix announced Tuesday, Sept. 25 that the anticipated Season 2 of Making a Murderer will hit the streaming giant on Oct. 19. The engrossing docuseries captivated the world through its 10-episode exploration of the case of Wisconsin man Steven…