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On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Camp Is Rooted in Black and Queer Culture

“Camp’s exaggeration is to mock cultural assumptions of proper etiquette, rooted in whiteness.”

Baby Savior: Motherhood Is Not a Form of Redemption for Career Women

Pop culture’s preoccupation with fixing single, aging career women seems to have expanded over the last three decades.

Popaganda: Queering Family Values

“Family values” has been co-opted by right-wing folks. But what the hell! Feminists have strong values, and we have strong families, too. On today’s episode, we’re queering family values. For a lot of queer folks, the traditional concept of family is wrought with complicated feelings—a lot of blood families refuse to accept or celebrate queerness, so LGBTQ people have in many ways redefinied...

The Nan Show: How Nannies Rewrote the Rules on TV Parenting

The experiences of nannies that are omitted from pop culture tell us as much about the current state of childcare in America as do the types of nannies and parents that are portrayed.

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Georgia Passes the Most Extreme Abortion Ban in the U.S.

“It would subject women who get illegal abortions to life imprisonment and the death penalty.”

Monstrous Poetry: Kenji Liu Is Using Frankenstein as a Metaphor for Toxic Masculinity

It’s easy to write something that criticizes toxic masculinity, or our current president, or any number of things in the news about guys acting badly.

Object Lessons: “The Act” and the Ethics of Consuming True Crime

The interest in consuming true crime isn’t matched by an obligation to discuss the ethical implications of doing so.

Parent Trap: Why Mother’s and Father’s Day Still Aren’t Playing Their Cards Right

Mother’s and Father’s Day continue to do the cultural work of reinforcing popular notions of gendered parenting.

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: New Sandra Bland Footage Further Suggests Police Cover-Up

Bland’s sister Shante Needham said, “We know they have an extremely, extremely good cover-up system.”

Grand Theft Creative: The Gaming Industry’s Exploitative Crunch Culture

Despite booming profits, layoffs in the gaming industry are becoming more frequent, with less and less regard for their effects on employees.

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