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Unhappy Medium: The Business of Misery Memes

The meme has entered a new era as an emotional shorthand.

Love and Surveillance: Dating Shows Channel More Than Reality

Netflix released multiple reality TV shows in 2020 that feature beautiful people blissfully succumbing to the power of being watched.

“We Are Watching Eliza Bright” Turns Gamergate into Experimental Fiction

There may be other Gamergate novels to come, but for now, A.E. Osworth has set the bar.

Botch Goddess: How Bridget Jones Redefined Career Failure

The unlikely icon made fallibility as a career asset.

Quid Pro No: Women Approach Power from a New Direction

Recent representations of women on television have reset gender hierarchies centered around cishet male desire.

Luxury Fashion Won’t End Fatphobia

Plus-size lines are a double-edged sword—simultaneously granting access to those long forgotten in the fashion world while perpetuating the notion of fat as “other.”

Ramona Taught Me: An Ode to Beverly Cleary’s Beloved Feminist Icon

Legendary children’s author Beverly Cleary died on March 25, but she left us with the eternal gift of Ramona Q.

Brain Loop: Redefining the Invisible Battle Against Chronic Migraines

Women are three times more likely to suffer from the invisible illness than men.

“Caul Baby” Meditates on the Birthing of Black Women’s Lives

The caul bearer is often featured as a prominent figure within mystical and spiritual lore around the world. 

We’ve Apologized to Britney Spears. When Is It Jessica Simpson’s Turn?

With so many of her marital fights and throwaway comments captured, Simpson felt much closer to our reality than other stars.

Viral Vultures: The Plight of Black TikTok Creatives

It’s not just about Addison Rae.

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