Adventures in Feministory: Women's Comics of the '70s and '80s

San Francisco was home to more than a few alternative cartoonists, and when women found out what a boy’s club the scene seemed to be, they took matters into their own hands. Read more »

Courtroom Fantasies: Legal Fiction Has An Atticus Finch Problem

Representations of the legal sphere are still dictated by a very narrow definition of what it means to work in law. Read more »

The Pleasure Dome: You Can Say Yes to Pornography and Accountability

Ideally, porn is a spark for, and an extension of, a vibrant sexual imagination. Read more »

When Women Are Always the Heel: WWE’s Attitude Era Mistreated Women In Service of Ratings

The Attitude Era’s tidal wave of toxic masculinity still poisons the WWE. Read more »

And the Oscar Goes To...: Cisgender Nominees Who Identify As Male or Female

This is not an issue unique to the Oscars. Read more »

I Kissed Consent Goodbye: Purity Culture and Sexual Violence on Evangelical Christian Campuses

Purity is tarnished by sexual contact, regardless of circumstances, and the only recourse is to pray for a “second virginity.” Read more »

Ask Auntie Randa: on "The Simpsons" and handling your family's fatphobia

Auntie Randa’s take on The Simpsons as refugees and confronting your family’s fatphobia. Read more »

One Boy Can Change the World: Remembering Trayvon Martin Six Years After His Death

This country is full of systems that treat people differently based on their race.  Read more »

Douchebag Decree: These Fucking Jerks

This week we’ve seen incredibly obtuse, harmful, patronizing, and downright monstrous behavior from Republicans and NRA spokespeople. Read more »

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Eat, Pray, Spend: Priv-lit and the new, enlightened American dream

Priv-lit and the new, enlightened American dream. Read more »

The Dramatic History of American Sex-Ed Films

In 1948, in a seventh grade classroom in Eugene, Oregon, a teacher dimmed the lights and flipped on 16mm projector. A film called Human... 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 »

What I Learned About Gender and Power from Sailor Moon

My life began in 1995 — the year I turned eight and became a divorced kid.    Read more »