Latest Articles

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: What Happens When Beauty Brands Co-Opt Queer Expression

“The cosmetics industry has been using identity narratives to market their ads with LGBTQ consumers in mind.”

A Depressed Black Teen Takes Center Stage in Morgan Parker’s YA Debut

“It’s unfair to make a book that is only the dark because we know that that’s just not how life happens.”

A New Generation Goes through the Patriarchal Rites of Passage

For each generation, national events like the Kavanaugh hearings function as a kind of rite of passage.

“A Little Late with Lilly Singh” Has a Code-switching Problem

Lilly Singh is trailblazing as a South Asian woman on late night TV while also dismantling that good work by continuing to perform a Blackness that isn’t hers.

Hell Is Older People: Aging as the Ultimate Cinematic Horror

Unlike horror-movie fates such as, say, decapitation by paper cutter, aging is the ultimate fright because viewers recognize that they cannot escape it.

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Lululemon Factory Workers Beaten and Harassed at Work

Hope those $90 leggings are worth it!

No Good Deeds: “Succession” Rejects the Redemption Arc for Its Ruthless Characters

HBO’s hourlong drama about a Murdoch-inspired family slyly toys with Americans’ impulse to see the good in the worst people, particularly when those people are white. 

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: What Happens When a Medical GoFundMe Doesn't Go Viral

“You should not have to ask for largesse from the Internet not to drown.”

Backtalk: So Burning Books is Back?

This week, Dahlia and Amy get into the recent campus conflict when white students with hurt feelings thought it’d be a good idea to burn books written by a visiting author.

Very Online: Gina Rodriguez, Black People Deserve More Than a Notes App Apology

When celebrities want to apologize, their fans deserve more than a half-hearted screenshot from their Notes app.

Pages