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Born to Protest: Legal Trailblazer Pauli Murray Takes Her Rightful Place in History

Pauli Murray’s refusal to conform helps explain why this influential legal thinker and activist trailblazer is so little known.

Popaganda: Watching What You Eat

What does it take to get “well”? When we think about wellness, especially right now, we tend to think of it as everything we do to make our lives and bodies healthy. Rather than defining health through the negation of sickness, wellness advocates press that being “well” is an ongoing process of maintenance and care. But so much of what we think about wellness is so wrapped up in watching and...

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Dear Disney, Drop the “Hakuna Matata” Trademark

This is textbook cultural appropriation.

When It Comes to Reproductive Rights, We Need More Than Science on Our Side

People who don’t support reproductive freedom invoke science too.

Small Revolutions: “Dumplin’” Shows the Value in Empowering Fat Children

Willowdean’s ability to not only cope with but actively challenge systems that discriminate against fat girls is not coincidental.

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: The Real Sex Lives of Historical Queens

How accurate are the sex scenes in The Favourite?

Reeling in Romance: How “You’ve Got Mail” Tried to Make Catfishing Romantic

Before we knew about catfishing, swiping left or right on Tinder, and having friendships that exist entirely within the digital confines of Facebook, there was “You’ve Got Mail.” 

Bitch in a Box: Creepy Holidays

These picks will satisfy everyone on your list who is more “strange and unusual” than “holly and jolly.”

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Woody Allen Groomed Another Underage Girl

Woody Allen’s relationship with Mariel Hemingway in Manhattan mirrors his real-life behavior.

Love Removal Machine: The Future of Outsourcing Sex

The idea of robots replacing sex workers is a [labor issue] that is confronting society as a whole, with the word ‘sex’ in it to make it spicy.

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