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On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: George Zimmerman Sues Trayvon Martin’s Family for $100 Million

Zimmerman is represented by Larry Klayman, a high-profile legal crusader tied to conservative causes.

The Patriarchy Is in the Pudding

Making Christmas pudding is turning out to be like childbirth or menopause—one of those things women don’t talk about, and when you get there yourself, you realize that it would’ve been great for someone to have mentioned incontinence, vaginal dryness, or the need for inordinate upper body strength.

Nowhere Is Home: Two Well-Traveled Writers on Roots, Writing, and Exile

There’s some way that trips are actually about traveling inside, a journey you need to make in your own life that you can’t make if you stay in the place you live.

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Drake Needs to Stop Texting Teenage Girls

“Drake should not be ‘mentoring’ anyone or even leading this conversation based on what we know about his pattern of behavior.”

Dirty Minds: The Evolution—and Queering—of Sex-Advice Columns

Examining the cultural relevance of sex columns challenges us to question the speed at which we consume others’ sex lives, in all their intimacy and vulnerability, online.

Bitch in a Box: 9 Self-Care Gifts That Aren’t Bath Bombs

Though self-care might be largely divorced from its radical roots, those who practice it as it was intended still know how vital it is.

Degrees of Harm: Jasmine Banks Wants to Get Dark Money Out of Higher Education

The insidious influence of the Koch brothers is flourishing on college campuses—and under the radar.

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: These Dating Apps Allow Registered Sex Offenders

A spokesperson said, “There are definitely registered sex offenders on our free products.”

(Un)Spoken Truths: Cousins Grace and Roslyn Talusan on the Healing Power of Storytelling

Everything in our culture would like us to repress trauma, and shame is at the core of this.

For “Great British Baking Show” Contestants, The Real Loss is the Endless Trolling

It’s not just about harassing women online—it’s about re-establishing gendered power dynamics and punishing those who flirt with the domestic on public-facing platforms.

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Freedom Is Meaningless under Insurmountable Debt

“Advocates are arguing that the Thirteenth Amendment prohibits usurious loans.”