Alanna Vagianos, HuffPost Canada

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Recent articles by Alanna:

GOP Governor Candidate: Planned Parenthood Aims To ‘Destroy The Entire Black Race’

At an event honoring Martin Luther King Jr., Dan Forest of North Carolina peddled the dangerous myth about the group's abortion services. → Read More

With Kamala Harris Out, Democrats' Leading Presidential Candidates Are All White

The five candidates of color left — Cory Booker, Andrew Yang, Julian Castro, Tulsi Gabbard and Deval Patrick — have yet to qualify for the December debat... → Read More

The Judge In The Larry Nassar Case Is Risking Everything Survivors Fought For

Judge Rosemarie Aquilina is continuing to make public appearances and speak to press even though her barefaced advocacy may help Nassar win his latest appeal. → Read More

New Accuser Says Jeffrey Epstein Raped Her When She Was 15

The woman, known only as Jane Doe 15, also called on Prince Andrew to "give a statement under oath" to law enforcement. → Read More

Rep. Ayanna Pressley Calls To Decriminalize Sex Work In Criminal Justice Resolution

The Democratic congresswoman from Massachusetts added the sex trade proposal as part of her "People’s Justice Guarantee" package. → Read More

T.I. Escorts His Daughter To The Gynecologist Every Year To Check If Her Hymen Is Intact

The rapper proudly stated that he brings his daughter, Deyjah Harris, to the doctor every year to ensure she's still a virgin. → Read More

Emma Watson Prefers The Term 'Self-Partnered' Instead Of Single

The "Little Women" actor told British Vogue how she's become comfortable with being on her own as her 30th birthday nears. → Read More

Chanel Miller Reminds Sexual Assault Survivors To Be 'Patient With Your Healing'

The woman who was sexually assaulted by Brock Turner in 2015 shared her wisdom with fellow survivors in a Glamour essay. → Read More

South Carolina Republicans Strip Exceptions For Rape And Incest In 'Heartbeat' Abortion Bill

The proposed bill, which criminalizes abortion at the moment cardiac activity can be detected, is expected to head to the Senate floor. → Read More

The First Person On Mars Could Be A Woman, NASA Says

“If my 11-year-old daughter has her way, we’ll have a woman on Mars in the not-too-distant future,” NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said. → Read More

Brianna Hill, A Black Transgender Woman, Found Shot To Death In Kansas City

Hill is the 21st transgender or gender non-conforming person known to be killed in 2019. → Read More

Tarana Burke Is Totally Uninterested In Me Too Comeback Stories

On the second anniversary since the Me Too movement went viral, the founder reminds us to center survivors, not perpetrators. → Read More

'Today' Show Hosts React To Matt Lauer Rape Accusation: 'We're Disturbed To Our Core'

Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb seemed stunned to learn their former colleague had been accused of rape. → Read More

Woman Accuses Donald Trump Of Grabbing Her Vagina Without Consent In Early 2000s

Karen Johnson made the allegation in an upcoming book, which reportedly includes 43 new sexual misconduct accusations against the president. → Read More

Melinda Gates Pledges $1 Billion To Promote Gender Equality

“Equality can’t wait, and no one in a position to act should either," the philanthropist wrote on Wednesday. → Read More

Another Woman Accuses Al Franken Of Groping Her

The anonymous accuser told New York magazine she was "deeply, deeply uncomfortable" with Franken's behavior. → Read More

Cardi B Says A Photographer Exposed Himself To Her During A Magazine Shoot

In the wake of the Me Too movement, the rapper said "girls from the hood" experience sexual misconduct too. → Read More

Chanel Miller Releases Short Film Detailing Aftermath Of Brock Turner Trial

"I Am With You" explores the trauma of living through such a public trial and sentencing. → Read More

New York State Extends Statute Of Limitations For Rape Survivors

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signed a bill into law on Wednesday extending the statute of limitations for survivors of second- and third-degree rape. → Read More

14-Year-Old Kenyan Girl Dies By Suicide After Teacher Allegedly Period-Shamed Her

The girl's mother told local media that the teacher called the girl "dirty" and kicked her out of class. → Read More