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A New Generation Goes through the Patriarchal Rites of Passage

For each generation, national events like the Kavanaugh hearings function as a kind of rite of passage.

“A Little Late with Lilly Singh” Has a Code-switching Problem

Lilly Singh is trailblazing as a South Asian woman on late night TV while also dismantling that good work by continuing to perform a Blackness that isn’t hers.

Hell Is Older People: Aging as the Ultimate Cinematic Horror

Unlike horror-movie fates such as, say, decapitation by paper cutter, aging is the ultimate fright because viewers recognize that they cannot escape it.

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Lululemon Factory Workers Beaten and Harassed at Work

Hope those $90 leggings are worth it!

No Good Deeds: “Succession” Rejects the Redemption Arc for Its Ruthless Characters

HBO’s hourlong drama about a Murdoch-inspired family slyly toys with Americans’ impulse to see the good in the worst people, particularly when those people are white. 

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: What Happens When a Medical GoFundMe Doesn't Go Viral

“You should not have to ask for largesse from the Internet not to drown.”

Backtalk: So Burning Books is Back?

This week, Dahlia and Amy get into the recent campus conflict when white students with hurt feelings thought it’d be a good idea to burn books written by a visiting author.

Very Online: Gina Rodriguez, Black People Deserve More Than a Notes App Apology

When celebrities want to apologize, their fans deserve more than a half-hearted screenshot from their Notes app.

Housebound: Why the Dollhouse Metaphor Remains So Indelible

The dollhouses of today are not, then, miniature playgrounds that train girls to believe their future paths go no further than their front door.

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