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Loud and Queer: The Problem with Demanding Queer Visibility

We need to find alternative templates for talking about queer representation.

In Season 2, “PEN15” Gets Real About Teenage Slut-Shaming

While the first season of PEN15 highlights teen girls’ sexuality, the second showcases the ways they’re punished for it.

Disney’s “Mulan” Remake Doesn’t Challenge the Patriarchy. It Reinforces It

In the apocalyptic hellscape that is today’s political climate, we deserved a Mulan with humanity.

On the Mend: The Future of Fashion Is Sustainable

While “sustainability” might sound like a trendy buzzword, it is actually a movement that brings together people committed to honoring what we love about clothes.

Jumping Boundaries: “The Bachelor” Rewards Red Flags in Relationships

In The Bachelor universe, men are encouraged to fight for love and to never give up.

Face Value: How K-Beauty Repackaged Skincare as Self-Care

K-Beauty ritualizes self-discipline, rather than effortlessness, as a moral value.

Capturing Worlds: Kihmberlie Breaks down Photography’s Exclusive Boundaries

Black women can be dainty, too.

Colleges Are Fumbling Their Response to Coronavirus—Again

It didn’t have to be this way, but this is what happens when colleges are more concerned with sports, the money they get from dormitories, or the ability to charge facility fees than they are with the health of their students and their professors. 

“Who I Was With Her” Explores Queer Grief and Loneliness

Nita Tyndall surveys what it’s like to grieve in silence.

Who Asked for Michelle Obama’s Misguided Dating Advice?

What Obama says about marriage and dating matters because of her credibility, and her audience.

Queer Pressure: #OwnVoices and What We Demand of Queer Authors

Reading is about learning and reflecting, not reaching out and making demands.

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