Interview With Lael Wilcox, the First Woman to Win the Brutal 4,000 Mile Trans Am Bike Race

Last week, Lael Wilcox became the first woman to win the Trans Am Bike Race, a grueling, 4,200-mile slog that takes cyclists from Astoria, Oregon to Yorktown, Virginia. In addition to offering no prizes, the race is totally unsupported, meaning the participants are responsible for carrying everything they need—from…

Journalist Who Went Undercover in North Korea Had Her Book Marketed As Eat, Pray, Love-Style Memoir 

Suki Kim, a journalist who risked imprisonment and possibly her life to go undercover in North Korea, has written a piece for the New Republic about how her book was received. The publisher insisted it be soft-marketed as a “memoir,” while reviewers condescendingly called her “deceptive” for “betraying” the students…

In Game of Thrones's Season Finale, Women Are the Future of Westeros

Throughout Season 6, “Game of Boners”—Jezebel’s somewhat cheeky/maybe derisive tag for our Game of Thrones reviews—became, increasingly, a misnomer. As we motored into the third act of this truly astonishing odyssey, there’s been nary a boner at all—and relative to other seasons, not even all that much killing, save…

In a Major Victory for Abortion Rights, the Supreme Court Declares Texas' HB2 Unconstitutional 

On Monday, in a five to three decision, the Supreme Court reversed the Fifth Circuit court’s decision in Whole Woman’s Health vs. Hellerstedt. The Court ruled that Texas’s HB2, an omnibus abortion bill that restricted access to reproductive services, is unconstitutional. Justice Breyer wrote the majority opinion.