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Douchebag Decree: Edward Blum Wants to Kill Affirmative Action

Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard is basically a do-over of Fisher v. University of Texas with the prospect of going before a much more conservative Supreme Court.

BitchTapes: Weathering the Storm

With global warming, and the constantly changing weather of autumn in mind, this week’s BitchTapes is a big ol’ shout out to Mother Nature.

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Mail-Order Abortions

This reproductive service will allow you to order safe abortion pills online and is now available in the U.S.

Popaganda: Will Veganism Save the World?

Is it possible to reduce veganism to a diet or wellness thing, or is it inherently political? 

“Flash Forward” Makes Improbable Futures a Reality

“Flash Forward” host Rose Eveleth takes listeners on a journey through possible—and not-so-possible—futures. 

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Louis CK Victimizes Himself on Stage

After the New York comedian admitted to exposing himself to five women without their consent, he joked that he “lost $35 million in an hour.”

Not a Follower, Not Yet a Leader: Women Cult Leaders Hold an Insidious, Misunderstood Power

The role of powerful women in cults has generally gone unnoticed by the new wave of creep-seeking entertainment.

Excavating Trauma and the Healing Power of Haunted-Home Films

Trauma-of-the-home films have the power to demonstrate human resilience in the face of terrible things.

Home Sweet Haunt: Grief and Trauma Are the Lurking Horrors in “The Haunting of Hill House”

You can’t control trauma, and you can’t always protect yourself from scares.

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Queer Love on “The Bachelor”

Finally, the queer love story we all deserve.

Turning 20: “Practical Magic” Travels Through the Realm of Outsiders

“Practical Magic” withstands the test of time and reinvigorates interest in witchy feminist spirituality.

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