Indigenous women in Canada are undergoing forced sterilizations. What the hell century is this?

It’s a story you might expect to see a century ago. But this is recent history—as in just last year. More than 60 Indigenous women are suing physicians, the Saskatchewan Health Authority, the province of Saskatchewan, and the Government of Canada, saying they were sterilized against their will after giving birth. The sterilizations took place over the past 20 to 25 years, with the most recent incident happening in 2017. Alisa Lombard, an associate at Maurice Law, the law firm …

How practicing kindness could make your life so much better.

The first time most of us learned about the importance of being kind was back in preschool, so let’s travel back there (in our minds). Photo by Avel Chuklanov on Unsplash. Perhaps it was while you were sitting on your nap mat watching an episode of “Mr. Rogers”? Or maybe it was after you decided to share the Lego set you were working on with a friend? The particular setting doesn’t matter; what does matter is that you were developing …

A woman who’s tackling revenge porn, and 9 other women changing the world for the better.

Despite facing numerous social and political obstacles throughout history, women have always been powerful agents of change. Every era has its heroines — women who inspire, empower, and offer the world an extra dose of awesome. Some of these women are household names, while others fly under the radar, improving their communities and impacting people around them with little fanfare or fame. Those unsung female heroes are who L’Oréal Paris had in mind when they created the philanthropic program, Women …

The NRA is getting lambasted after telling trauma doctors to ‘stay in their lane.’

The NRA apparently thinks doctors who treat gunshot wounds shouldn’t have opinions about guns. Looking at the NRA’s Twitter feed after a mass shooting is a fascinating exercise. One might at least expect some “thoughts and prayers” after a gunman walks into a bar and kills 12 people with a gun, but there’s no mention of the Thousand Oaks shooting incident at all. Nada. Zilch. There is, however, a mind-blowing bungle of a tweet from the day before the shooting …