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On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Ending Period Taboo Helped US Women’s Soccer Team Score Success

“With a comprehensive understanding of each player’s cycle, Bruinvels and Scott were able to develop strategies to minimize the performance impact.”

Needles and Spins: Anti-Vaccine Propaganda Is Dangerously Profitable

Recasting a social contract as an individual choice is at the crux of the movement’s menace.

Bad Mouths: The Long History of Sanitizing Women’s Language

Many of us think of washing someone’s mouth out with soap as an outdated punishment for ill-tempered children, but for a long time it was also commonplace as a corrective for women.

From Lovable Brute to Aggressor: How “Stranger Things” Turned Jim Hopper Into an Abuser

The issue with Stranger Things is that its depiction of abuse seems unconscious and uncritical. A series that doesn’t recognize abuse only normalizes it.

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Trump Tells Congresswomen of Color to “Go Back” to Their Countries

The president is now advocating that women of color aren’t welcome in Congress if they continue to challenge US injustices.

Scream On: “Big Little Lies” Shows That Abuse Doesn’t Always Die with the Abuser

Big Little Lies never lets us forget that it’s a show about the inextricable hold that domestic violence has on those who experience it, witness it, and survive it.

“Hot Comb” Uplifts Black Women by Their Roots

All Black women haven’t experienced the trauma captured in Hot Comb, but there are still broad strokes that all Black women have either shared in intimate dialogues with our friends and family.

5 Fat-Positive Podcasts Feminists Should to Listen To

I am particularly fond of personality-driven podcasts hosted by fat people that center around our myriad experiences.

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Aziz Ansari Points Fingers at Everyone except Himself

“Ansari could have used the platform of a Netflix special to publicly apologize, but instead he lets himself off the hook without extending the same courtesy to the rest of his audience.”

Backtalk: Recasting a Disney Princess

This week, Dahlia and Amy talk about the live-action casting for Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Halle Bailey was announced as Ariel in the upcoming film and many racists cried it would be inaccurate to have Black mermaid in this classic story. Why is it so important for viewers to see a young Black woman be cast as a Disney princess?