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

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

The Powers That Be: Bold Sexuality Takes Center Stage In “Good Booty”

Ann Powers wants us to think more deeply about race, sex, and music. Read more »

No More “Good Girls”: YA needs to get real about reproduction

YA fiction is more and more reflective of the world in which young people actually live, a new normal of characters and storylines encompassing all the complexities of sex, sexuality, and reproductive rights and justice. Read more »

No Religion is Uniform: “Home Fire” Offers a New Vision of Women in Islam

Radicalization has more to do with vulnerability and a feeling of powerlessness than a religious tenet. Read more »

Still Savoring the Taste : Sexism and Scandal Go Together In “Young Jane Young”

Women must reclaim their bodies and identities in the face of public shame. Read more »

“Women in the Qur’an” Makes Islam a Liberation Tool

“Women in the Qur’an” may prove an important contribution to the conversation about Islam and the sociopolitical realities of Muslim women’s lived experience. Read more »

BitchReads: 10 Books You Must Read in August

These 10 new reads explore Nigeria, Brooklyn in the 90’s, a middle school that preaches conformity, and a range of other experiences that will make August one of your favorite months this year. Read more »

Astral Projecting: “AFAR” Beautifully Stretches the Boundaries of Fantasy

The writing debut of comics artist Leila del Duca centers on teenage siblings Boetema and Inotu, whose flaky parents generate constant upheaval in their lives. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: “Proud Mary” is Slaying

Today we’re reading about James Baldwin. Read more »

5 Ways “Final Girls” is the Perfect Ode to 90’s Slasher Films

It may be the book that ushers in the next wave of cult classics.  Read more »

Bad Nerves: “Hi, Anxiety” Gives Voice To a Debilitating Invisible Disease

Hi, Anxiety offers insight into the ways anxiety tries to crush those in its clutches, and the beautiful and strange ways they bloom into being in spite of it. Read more »

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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 »

Black Girls Hunger for Heroes, Too: A Black Feminist Conversation on Fantasy Fiction for Teens

What happens when two great black women fiction writers get together to talk about race in young adult literature? That's exactly what happens... Read more »

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 »