Books

Palatable Love: Seeking a Happily Ever After in a White Publishing World

For many diaspora writers, success is predicated on a hefty down payment of writing through the white gaze.

Which Millennials Get to Be Burned Out?

Can’t Even manages to gather research on the specificities of white, middle-class millennial burnout, but it fails to provide a truly structural and historical view of the issue of work and millennials. Read more »

Loud and Queer: The Problem with Demanding Queer Visibility

We need to find alternative templates for talking about queer representation. Read more »

“Who I Was With Her” Explores Queer Grief and Loneliness

Nita Tyndall surveys what it’s like to grieve in silence. Read more »

Queer Pressure: #OwnVoices and What We Demand of Queer Authors

Reading is about learning and reflecting, not reaching out and making demands. Read more »

Dethroning Romance: Angela Chen Archives the Evolution of Asexuality

“I write about how asexuality has become a sexual identity, but it can also be thought of as just a way of living that doesn’t center sex.” Read more »

BitchReads: 13 YA Books Feminists Should Read in September

Welcome to our inaugural YA monthly BitchReads list! Read more »

All Together Now: Novels Fight the Myth of the Mean Girl

These new YA protagonists aren’t afraid of their power or the power that their confidence might instill in readers. Read more »

Unraveling the Tragedy of Heterosexuality

Mutual dislike and violence are not an unfortunate bug in the heteropatriarchal system; they’re fundamental to it. Read more »

To Be Young, Messy, and Black: “Luster” Depicts Millennial Black Girl Angst

Edie refuses to practice tokenism to secure financial, personal, creative, and romantic stability. Read more »

BitchReads: 15 Books Feminists Should Read in August

We’re late, we know. Read more »

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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 »

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

Our justice movements desperately need science fiction. Read more »

Demanding the Impossible: Walidah Imarisha Talks About Science Fiction and Social Change

Before she was a poet, journalist, documentary filmmaker, anti-prison activist, and college instructor, Walidah Imarisha was fascinated... Read more »