Popaganda: Women and Pain

This episode investigates patterns of both healthcare professionals and society at large dismissing, demeaning, and disbelieving women’s pain.  Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Why Are We Still Failing Women Chefs?

When men get to be creative empire-builders and women stewards of tradition, a chicken-egg problem emerges. Read more »

Trauma Club: The Chronic Popularity of Illness Lit

Cure, remission, and rehabilitation provide the happy ending and death the sad one. Read more »

Influx of Illness: Will Chronic-Illness Patients Get Their #MeToo Movement?

Much like sexual-violence survivors, chronic-illness patients also have whisper networks. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Time's Up For Bill

In an interview, Clinton claimed to “like the #MeToo movement; it’s way overdue.” But when pressed on whether it had prompted him to rethink his own past behavior, he sputtered that of course he hadn’t, because he’d “felt terrible then.” Read more »

It’s All In Your Head: The Dangers of Disbelieving Female Pain

Female pain exists in a crossroad of stigma, disbelief, and misogyny. Read more »

A Displaced Body: “Sick” and the Elusive Search for Wellness

I continue to be poor. I continue to be sick. The system keeps me that way. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: "Sick" Questions How We View Women With Chronic Illness

There’s a class of illnesses—multi-symptomatic, chronic, hard to diagnose—that remain associated with suffering women and disbelieving experts.  Read more »

Broken Systems: Brock Turner And The Campaign to Recall Judge Persky

Judge Persky is just one example of a larger broken system. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: The Fall of Elizabeth Holmes

Just 2 percent of venture capital dollars go to all-female-founded start-ups. That’s partly because funders don’t believe women’s companies have the same potential. Read more »

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Saying Goodbye to Maria and the End of a Sesame Street Era

Growing up, Sesame Street's Maria was one of the best Latina role models I had. Read more »

It's Time to End the Long History of Feminism Failing Transgender Women

The marginalization of transgender women in feminism is not new, but the decades-long debate has taken on new dimension thanks to social media and the ease of finding strangers’ personal information online. Read more »

Dear Bear: My Partner Makes No Money. Is That a Problem?

Our advice columnist offers a lesson in anticapitalist self-care. Read more »