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Stop Steaming Your Vagina and Other Wisdom from Dr. Jen Gunter

The Vagina Bible: The Vulva and the Vagina: Separating the Myth from the Medicine  tackles every old wives’ tale you heard as a teen.

Weapons of Mass Distraction: The Bikini Turned Sexuality into a Threat

From the moment it debuted, the bikini was a scandal.

Cruel Bummer: “Lover” Is an Odd Litmus Test for Taylor Swift’s Politics

Taylor Swift is turning 30 in December, so it’s no surprise that she’s released an album that feels more authentic and honest than her previous two.

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Reclaiming the Word “Fat”

Fat is not a bad word.

Deadly Dieting Tools: Who Loses When Weight Watchers Sets Its Eyes on Children?

Apps like Kurbo only make the transformation from healthy eating to disordered eating to eating disorder more efficient.

BitchTapes: 20 Years of Missy Elliott

Let’s celebrate a musical genius.

Not A Stereotype: 5 TV Shows That Depict Mental Health Surprisingly Well

TV is slowly making progress and learning how to tell the stories of characters with mental health conditions.

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: “Lizzie Mcguire” Sequel Confirmed by Disney

“In the reimagined version of the sitcom, Lizzie McGuire is a 30-year-old millennial navigating life in New York City.”

Drama, Not Trauma: Rape Culture, “Veronica Mars,” and the Spectacle of Sexual Violence

From the very beginning, sexual assault is simply fodder for drama in the world of Neptune, California.

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Why the Amazon Rainforest Fires Are Absolutely Devastating

Brazil’s far-right, pro-business president Jair Bolsonaro has encouraged farmers to clear the land with fire and weakened regulations that preserve indigenous lands.