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Mothers of Contention: For Female Authors, Parenthood and Legitimacy Are Still Linked

There’s a distinction between asking someone to understand that your experience is different from hers and asking her to accept that your experience is better.

A Darker Shade of Blue: Depictions of Postpartum Depression Onscreen Paint a Dire Picture for Moms Watching at Home

One in seven mothers experiences postpartum depression, but most never seek help.

Ride or Fly: “Tuca & Bertie” Offers a New Tail about Women’s Friendship

Stories about female friendships are often bookended by one or both of the friends experiencing a big life change and moving on.

Lisa Hanawalt on Animating Your Own Escape

People are finally starting to pay attention to the terrible ways women are treated, but every animation studio and production company needs to be less oblivious.

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Journalism’s Gig Economy Is Bad for Everyone

“Journalism’s dependence on part-time freelancers has been bad for the industry—not to mention writers.”

Women Do the Majority of the Family Care. Can We Get Some Paid Leave?

More than two-thirds of the American public agrees that paid family leave should be available to all workers, even if they disagree about how it should be paid for.

Backtalk: Student Moans

This week, Dahlia and Amy get upset about student loans. Elizabeth Warren’s campaign recently unveiled a student loan forgiveness plan as part of her platform, finally seriously centering the student debt crisis as something the government should help alleviate. How we talk about the student loan crisis is important because it can shift the focus from student...

Esmé Wang Finds Meaning in “The Collected Schizophrenias”

There are no easy solutions to the problems Esmé Weijun Wang poses, but she has provided us with the truth of her own story.

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Another Migrant Child Dies in U.S. Custody

The unidentified teenage boy is the third migrant child to die in government custody in the last six months.

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