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

This is not an issue unique to the Oscars.

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: The Trailer for Jordan Peele’s “Twilight Zone” Gave Us Chills

The star-studded cast features Kumail Nanjiani, John Cho, Adam Scott, Jacob Tremblay, and more.

Backtalk: Haute Couture Blackface

This week, Dahlia and Amy are back! They’ve got pop culture picks! They’ve got read, watch, and listen recommendations! They’ve got so many rage-induced opinions! In recent months, controversies have popped up in the news with the discovery of prominent politicians and actors donning blackface and prestige design houses releasing couture designs with unmistakable...

Shelf Love: How A.N. Devers Created a Feminist Paradise for Bibliophiles

In London’s bustling Soho neighborhood, A.N. Devers’s feminist paradise for bibliophiles is thriving—and changing the way collectors think about the literary canon.

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Angry Men Are Trashing “Captain Marvel” on Rotten Tomatoes

One Rotten Tomatoes commenter referred to the female-led film as “SJW nonsense.”

Controlling Interest: “The Favourite’s” Sympathetic Take on Power and Pain

The queen’s outbursts reflect a larger fear of losing control over her body and her kingdom.

#HandsOffCaster: Why the Policing of Female Athletes’ Testosterone Levels Needs to Stop

A scientist explains why worrying about athletes’ testosterone levels is baseless and offensive. 

Fumbling toward Ecstasy with a Self-Love Soundtrack

I realized I had been wrong about self-pleasure.

Why Is Hollywood Still Shortchanging Women Directors?

Only 8 percent of the top 100 films were directed by women.

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Fuck Karl Lagerfeld

The late fashion designer’s legacy includes racism, misogyny, and body-shaming.

Unzuck Your Life: A Post-Facebook Vision for Online Organizing

The rent on Facebook is just too damn high.