Stories by Katie McDonough

Katie McDonough is an assistant editor for Salon, focusing on lifestyle. Follow her on Twitter @kmcdonovgh or email her at subscribe to Katie McDonough's feed

Posted on: Apr 17, 2014, Source: Salon

Welcome to the lamest reinvention in modern history. Why these "young guns" are just as scary as the old male ones.

Posted on: Apr 8, 2014, Source: Salon

Despite his claims of making the system more "humane," Obama's record is devastating families.

Posted on: Apr 7, 2014, Source: Salon

"They're using the Peppermint Pattie to show that a girl is no longer clean or valuable after she's had sex."

Posted on: Mar 10, 2014, Source: Salon

Women care about more than birth control. From guns to poverty, here's why the party is doomed.

Posted on: Feb 20, 2014, Source: Salon

Evangelical norms about female sexuality have shaped "secular" America more than you think.

Posted on: Feb 14, 2014, Source:

The official investigation concluded Incognito was responsible for a 'pattern' of racist and homophobic harassment.

Posted on: Feb 13, 2014, Source: Salon

From celebrities to right-wing columnists, when it comes to sexual assault the media's idea of "balance" is inane.

Posted on: Jan 19, 2014, Source:

The stunt is shameless commerce, but it still raises interesting questions about representations of women's body.

Posted on: Jan 9, 2014, Source: Salon

"The preoccupation with transition and surgery objectifies trans people," the actress explains.

Posted on: Jan 2, 2014, Source:

'Virginity can't be lost because it doesn't even exist,' and other facts you didn't learn in your school's health class.

Posted on: Dec 15, 2013, Source:

"I’m no Marxist, but I have known plenty of good Marxists."

Posted on: Nov 28, 2013, Source: Salon

Some tips for giving time and money this year to help those in need.

Posted on: Nov 21, 2013, Source: Salon

Cops allegedly told the victim's lawyer that she should should "think long and hard" before filing charges.

Posted on: Nov 12, 2013, Source: Salon

Hint: It's not because they desperately crave commitment.

Posted on: Nov 8, 2013, Source: Salon

To obtain an "A" rating a movie must include two women who talk to each other ... about something other than men.

Posted on: Nov 5, 2013, Source: Salon

A New Jersey couple is fighting to put their child in a discredited therapy to "cure" him of his sexual identity.

Posted on: Oct 21, 2013, Source: Salon

"They were snickering at these women," says a lawyer for one of the women who was filmed without her knowledge.

Posted on: Sep 24, 2013, Source: Salon

How is telling a gay couple to die on their wedding day or calling starvation "empowerment" Christian, exactly?

Posted on: Sep 22, 2013, Source:

Draconian laws to bar abortions are well known. But now there's a quiet scheme to limit what medical students learn.

Posted on: Sep 17, 2013, Source: Salon

The average sex session burns 21 calories.

Posted on: Sep 12, 2013, Source: Salon

Why are people like Zimmerman so protected?

Posted on: Sep 10, 2013, Source: Salon

Forget metaphors or subtle stereotyping, these ads and products let contempt for women stand front and center.

Posted on: Sep 2, 2013, Source: Salon

A woman's success also makes a man less interested in their relationship, researchers found.

Posted on: Aug 20, 2013, Source: Salon

An explicit photo of a teen girl goes viral. The boy is saluted as a hero, while the girl gets trashed online.

Posted on: Aug 19, 2013, Source: Salon

Apparently, higher wages are what you get for makin' whoopee.

Posted on: Aug 13, 2013, Source:

California is the first state to enshrine such protections in a statute and enforce them across school districts.

Posted on: Aug 7, 2013, Source: Salon

New laws banning abortion at 20 weeks are based on pseudoscience. Now for some real research.

Posted on: Jul 24, 2013, Source: Salon

A major study on in-utero cocaine exposure reveals that poverty — not drugs — is the real danger children face.

Posted on: Jul 5, 2013, Source: Salon

From Texas to North Dakota, lawmakers are threatening the lives of women across the United States.

Posted on: Jul 1, 2013, Source: Salon

The U.S. model encourages "more expensive care, rather than care that is good for the mother,” says one expert.

Posted on: Jun 21, 2013, Source: Salon

Because of a legal loophole, nonprofits and other companies can pay some workers far less than minimum wage.

Posted on: Jun 20, 2013, Source: Salon

The World Health Organization also found that 80 percent of reported abuse happens in the home.

Posted on: Jun 17, 2013, Source: Salon

A rambling response about how to "create education better" from Marissa Powell is making the Internet rounds.

Posted on: Jun 13, 2013, Source: Salon

Atheists also less likely to be mentally troubled, suffer anxiety and have phobias.

Posted on: Jun 7, 2013, Source:

StudentsFirst rescinds Tennessee state Rep. John Ragan's “Reformer of the Year” designation after his sponsorship of the “Don’t Say Gay” bill.

Posted on: Jun 7, 2013, Source: Salon

The jury found that Ezekiel Gilbert was attempting to "retrieve stolen property" when he fatally shot Lenora Frago

Posted on: May 30, 2013, Source: Salon

A new study shows that, between 2002 and 2009, immigrants contributed far more into the Medicare system than they took out, generating a $15 billion surplus.

Posted on: May 29, 2013, Source: Salon

Where is the GOP that "felt women should have the right to control their own destiny?" asks state Rep. Doug Cox.

Posted on: May 25, 2013, Source: Salon

Critics charge anti-gay bias is fueling the charges.

Posted on: May 20, 2013, Source: Salon

The justices agreed to determine if Christian prayer at a town council meeting violated the Establishment Clause.