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No Foes, Real Friends: “Insecure” Has a Love-Hate Relationship with the Classic Marriage Plot

In a time when there are more single adults in America than ever before, it’s depressing to see Insecure suggest that Issa requires this much contrived romantic failure to justify her realization that a man won’t “fix” her life.

Remember Me: The History of Día de Muertos

The cobblestone streets of Pátzcuaro, Mexico, bustle with frenzied preparation in the weeks leading up to Día de Muertos.

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Twitter Radicalized a Domestic Terrorist

This is not the first time Twitter has failed to respond to users advocating violent extremism.

Through the Eyes of Others : “The Hate U Give” and the Burden of Racial Awareness

Starr’s concern about being stereotyped as the “angry Black girl” isn’t petty or trivial.

Dial Femme for Murder: How Female P.I.’s Inherited the Hard-Boiled World of the Private Dick

In the past few decades, women private eyes and their tough-gal attitudes have managed to almost take over the genre of the classic mystery novel.

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Trump's Executive Order Targets Birthright Citizenship

Even Trump’s lapdog Paul Ryan is arguing against the legality of his executive order.

Not Your Final Girl: In “Halloween,” Laurie Strode Is a Survivor

In 2018, the former “scream queen” is armed with resolve and pain, and her only scream in the film comes from a place of anger and grief—not fear.

Join the Club: Gabrielle Moss on the Golden Age of YA Literature

Gabrielle Moss takes us on a nostalgic and hilarious tour through teen bookshelves and the Golden Age of YA literature.

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Jewish Leaders Demand Trump Denounce White Nationalism

Bend the Arc, a progressive Jewish movement, penned a letter demanding that Trump be held accountable.

What Just Happened? : Far-Right Violence Isn’t a Fringe Reaction to Trump’s Dehumanizing Rhetoric—It’s the Whole Point

This isn’t about what just happened. This is about what keeps happening.

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