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Rescue Rom-Com: Sex Workers Reflect on the Fantasy of “Pretty Woman”

Pretty Woman is to real-life sex work what the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are to actual ninjas.

The Cautious Gene: Genetic Testing Inherits a Legacy of Distrust

The complexity of working with and understanding DNA is steeped in institutional racism and the historical mistreatment of people of color by the medical community.

The Doctor Is In: Of Course White Dudes Are Losing Their Minds over Jill Biden

There’s something insidiously patriarchal about first ladies being subjected to not-even-clever criticisms about their education pedigree.

Bitch in a Box: 9 Gifts To Buy If You Are Into Self-Pleasure

In honor of things that feel good.

Bad (White) Moms Dominate Christmas Movies

Perhaps we’re not far enough removed from the bigoted assumptions that moms who don’t fit the mold aren’t parenting correctly.

That “Gay Cowboy Movie”: Queer People Reflect on 15 Years of “Brokeback Mountain”

Six queer creatives reflect on “Brokeback Mountain’s” enduring, complex legacy and its indisputable impact on queer media and American audiences.

Whiteness Reigns: Our Cultural Obsession with Cleopatra

Gal Gadot isn’t the first white woman to be cast as Cleopatra.

Jane from “Happiest Season” is Autistic-Coded—And She Thrives

Whether coded or canon, Jane makes autistic viewers feel seen.

Shia LaBeouf’s Abuse Confession Can’t Absolve Him

LaBeouf admitted to abusing loved ones for years.

In the Stars: Rachel True Wades into the World of Tarot

The magic isn’t really in the paper, the cards, or the ink.

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