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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. 

Shining Light: Sini Anderson is Fighting for Late-Stage Lyme Patients

Between 85 and 90 percent of the people who can’t get well and stay well are women.

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 Specters of “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.

Controlling Interest: Revisioning the binary of abortion and contraception

On the left, the right, and everywhere in between, we still hear about “bad” abortion havers and “good” birth-control seekers.

Funny Pages: Female Comedians and the Redefinition of the Memoir

As memoirs are enjoying a huge popularity boost, the comedy genre has had an even larger surge in demand recently.

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