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When Faking It Is a Form of Self-Protection

For every op-ed lamenting the “death of the chase,” there’s a literary work that considers the nuanced realities of female sexual experience.

“Destroyer” Hides Darkness Under Layers of Prosthetics

Erin Bell is the kind of tragic Hollywood cop most often portrayed by men.

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Ex-Staffer Files Sexual Misconduct Lawsuit against Trump

As usual, the White House claims the incident “never happened.”

Her Neck, Her Back: The Past and Future of Women’s Orgasms Onscreen

Images of female pleasure are threatening because of the link between sex and power and the gender binary that defines men as sexual conquerors and women as their prizes.

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Black Women Made Oscars History Last Night

The 2019 Academy Awards had the highest number of wins for Black women in one night.

And the Oscar Goes To...: Cisgender Nominees Who Identify As Male or Female

This is not an issue unique to the Oscars.

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: The Trailer for Jordan Peele’s “Twilight Zone” Gave Us Chills

The star-studded cast features Kumail Nanjiani, John Cho, Adam Scott, Jacob Tremblay, and more.

Backtalk: Haute Couture Blackface

This week, Dahlia and Amy are back! They’ve got pop culture picks! They’ve got read, watch, and listen recommendations! They’ve got so many rage-induced opinions! In recent months, controversies have popped up in the news with the discovery of prominent politicians and actors donning blackface and prestige design houses releasing couture designs with unmistakable...

Shelf Love: How A.N. Devers Created a Feminist Paradise for Bibliophiles

In London’s bustling Soho neighborhood, A.N. Devers’s feminist paradise for bibliophiles is thriving—and changing the way collectors think about the literary canon.

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Angry Men Are Trashing “Captain Marvel” on Rotten Tomatoes

One Rotten Tomatoes commenter referred to the female-led film as “SJW nonsense.”