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Doing Nothing Is a Radical Idea for Marginalized People

For marginalized people, doing “nothing” is the last resource we have.

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Seat Belts Aren’t Designed for Women

Women are 73 percent more likely than men to be seriously injured or killed in car accidents.

Dig Me Out: Sleater-Kinney’s Newfound Gen Z Audience is No Accident

Together, Gen Z’s coming of age and Sleater-Kinney’s return create the perfect storm.

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Trump Rally Directs “Send Her Back” Chant at Rep. Ilhan Omar

“We have said this president is racist,” Omar told reporters on Capitol Hill on Thursday.

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Can News Outlets Stop Giving Platforms to White Supremacists?

“The segment on Jake Tapper’s The Lead covered neo-Nazis’ support for Trump’s racist attacks on four progressive congresswomen of color.”

Viewers Over Decency: How “The Bachelor” Franchise Keeps Failing Its Leading Ladies

The Bachelor franchise is willing to toss women into the flames of abuse for bigger ratings. Has it even earned the right to tell the stories of these women if it won’t protect them?

Gazed and Confused: How Do We Define the “Female Gaze” in Film?

A female gaze can’t simply be found in the deliberate desexualization of women, or in clever quips about smashing the patriarchy.

Tentacles of Terror: Who’s Afraid of a Big, Black Ursula?

Unlike the “Mammy” stereotype, Ursula isn’t sweet or complacent: She’s unabashedly fraudulent and mischievous.

Bye Sharam: Indian Women Are Tapping into the Enduring Power of Memoir

Sharam, or shame, is one of patriarchy’s most powerful weapons, and it begins early.

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: This Year’s Emmys Are Going to Be White as Hell

“Actors of color were completely shut out of numerous categories.”