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HearWord! Takes The Nigerian Woman Story To Harvard

HearWord! Takes The Nigerian Woman Story To Harvard

On Friday, Jan. 26, “HEAR WORD! Naija Woman Talk True” opens at the American Repertory Theater in Harvard Square. Written and directed by Ifeoma Fafunwa, the play of vignettes explores female stories of resistance in a patriarchal society. Fafunwa says, “With the current climate in America, audiences will get to connect with a culture that’s […]

Aziz Ansari’s Sexual Assault Allegations and The Debate On Consent

Aziz Ansari’s Sexual Assault Allegations and The Debate On Consent

On Saturday, sexual misconduct allegations emerged against Master of Noneco-creator and actor Aziz Ansari: A 23-year-old photographer, pseudonymously referred to as “Grace,” told Babe that Ansari had coerced her into sexual activity. The allegations against Ansari—one of the most prominent figures in the comedy world—have made headlines around the world. A fierce (and depressingly familiar) debate has raged […]

In The News: Contact-free Fertility Monitor Is A Reality

In The News: Contact-free Fertility Monitor Is A Reality

The future of fertility monitoring could be as easy as sliding a monitor under your bed. At CES contact free health monitoring company EarlySense released its latest product Percept, an under-mattress, clinically-proven fertility monitor that tracks the users’ dates of ovulation, fertility window and period by monitoring physiological signals like heart rate and breathing patterns. “The beauty […]

Drug-free Birth Or Epidural? These Birth Stories Can Help You Decide

Drug-free Birth Or Epidural? These Birth Stories Can Help You Decide

Early in their pregnancy, my brother and sister-in-law announced their birth plan. My sister-in-law summed it up for me with one word: “Drugs!” My brother shrugged. “She has a low pain tolerance,” he said. Before she experienced a single contraction, my brother’s wife decided to use pain medication during labour, a choice made by thousands of American couples […]