Traveling Lite: Why Women’s Travel Memoirs Get Sold Short

Men’s stories are seen as universal, women’s as particular. 

Let Freedom Reign: Meet America’s First Feminists

The beginning of the women’s rights movement was not the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848. Read more »

Friday's Children: Revisiting—and Rethinking—the Sex-Positive 1970s

Nancy Friday’s bestselling collection of women’s erotic fantasies contradicted the staunch conviction that women lacked the rich sexual fantasy lives enjoyed by men. Read more »

Plastic Pleasure: Hallie Lieberman On the Liberating Future of Sex Toys

Acceptance of sex toys is not necessarily an acceptance of women’s masturbation. Read more »

7 Books To Read During Trans Awareness Week

Trans Awareness Week has reads on reads on reads. Read more »

No More White Girl Tales: “Mean” Reimagines Memoirs for Women of Color

Myriam Gurba’s criticism of white America’s racial myopia couldn’t be better timed. Read more »

Loud, Proud, and Bleeding: “Periods Gone Public” Fights For Menstrual Equity

Menstrual products are seen as a luxury rather than a necessity. Read more »

As Nasty as We Want to Be: Samhita Mukhopadhyay and Kate Harding ponder the Post-Hillary Future

A new anthology asks how feminism will move forward in Trump times. Read more »

BitchReads: 7 Books You Must Read in November

Pair these books with cider.  Read more »

White Trauma: How YA Books About Rape Ignore Girls of Color

All survivors aren’t white, straight, and cisgender girls. Read more »

Get Out: 9 Black Horror Classics That Will Keep You Up At Night

Get Out isn’t an anomaly. Read more »

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Know & Tell: The literary renaissance of trans women writers

For so long, the people who wrote about us were not us. Finally, that is beginning to change. Read more »

Rewriting the Future: Using Science Fiction to Re-Envision Justice

Our justice movements desperately need science fiction. Read more »

Hot Under the Bonnet: The cooptation of Amish culture in mass-market fiction

Dubbed “Amish romance novels,” “Amish fiction,” or the more waggish “bonnet rippers,” these novels just one entry point into the varying images of Amish communities in U.S. popular culture. Read more »