Don't Get Comfortable: Culture-jamming Cardi B and "Bodak Yellow"

A liberatory reading of “Bodak Yellow” as an anthem of anticapitalist femme revolution Read more »

Macabre Desires: What Lady Killers In Pop Culture Teach Us About Ourselves

When movies place qualifiers on women’s violence, they reinforce sexist ideals of violence. Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Kate Winslet, WYD?

Woody Allen is a sexual predator and Kate Winslet is out here working hard to rehabilitate his image. Read more »

Popaganda: Fembots

From Metropolis to Westworld, female robots have always played out complicated power dynamics onscreen. While the term “fembots” conjurs up the image of killer mechanical sex-kittens from Austin Powers, cinematic stories about female robots often deal with much... Read more »

Bitch in a Box: 12 Gifts For Your News-Obsessed Friend

In the interest of a light and bright holiday season, here’s a gift guide for your friend who can’t stop reading the news. Read more »

Turning 20: “Titanic” and the Power of Women Choosing Their Own Destinies

The sinking ship sold the film, but Rose’s journey is its most indelible legacy. Read more »

Taste It: Oral Sex Starts with Words

In the best case scenario, both parties can bring their attention fully to the cock/pussy/other at hand. Or, more precisely, at mouth. Read more »

Bitch in a Box: 8 Great Gifts for People You Won't See All Winter

Show your hermit homies some love with gifts that say “I won’t take it personally that you’ve skipped my Christmas-song karaoke night four years running, and I’ll see you this spring.” Read more »

President Ebenezer Scrooge: “A Christmas Carol” Offers a Valuable Lesson This Holiday Season

Donald Trump hasn’t grappled with the messages of any ghosts. Read more »

The Price of Activism, According to Teen Vogue

If activism continues being commodified, it will drown out the voices of those who are actually fighting for marginalized people. Read more »

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Will Filming the Police Keep Us Safe?

There’s a cultural idea that having someone looking over our shoulder makes us behave better. From fake security cameras to Elf... Read more »

"Moonlight" is an Essential Work of Art for the Current Political Moment

Moonlight displays the kind of empathy and humanity that we desperately need right now. Read more »

Politically Correct Language Isn't Just About Being Polite—It's About Survival

Photo by Phillipe Leroyer (Creative Commons). Two weeks ago, Jonathan Chait published the lengthy essay “Not a Very P.C.... Read more »

Critical Conditions: For Trans Individuals, Seeking Medical Care Can Be a Minefield

When trans individuals encounter the medical system, they're often met with discrimination and misunderstanding. Read more »