Books

Capitalism Is a Cult, and You’re Already a Lifetime Member

Similar to the language of scams and gaslighting, cultish language purposely obscures and confuses both followers and nonbelievers.

Distressed Damsels: There’s Nothing Accidental about White Feminist Racism

The white self—not the white person as a human being, but as a white person in the society—is built on this myth of morality and goodness surrounded by heathens and disease-ridden savages. Read more »

BitchReads: 9 YA Books Feminists Should Read in November

Through it all though, I’ve found a lot of solace in books. Read more »

Female Trouble: Why Daphne Du Maurier’s “Rebecca” Still Possesses our Imaginations

What makes Daphne du Maurier’s prose feel fresh and unique to this day is just how real it is in capturing the way women observe. Read more »

BitchReads: 11 Books Feminists Should Read in October

For those updating their fall reading lists, we have books for everyone. Read more »

Personal Connection: #OwnVoices, Outing, and the Ongoing Quest for Authenticity

Not all authors feel safe, comfortable, or interested in being out to readers about their identities. Read more »

Patient Perspective: Lara Parker, a Wise Friend for Those with Vagina Problems

In order to get help from doctors and be taken seriously, people with endometriosis have to be really vulnerable. Read more »

BitchReads: 13 YA Books Feminists Should Read in October

Let’s escape our current world in favor of one that comforts you. Read more »

Know Our Names: Chanel Miller Shatters Stigma for Asian American Survivors

By recounting her experience, Chanel Miller has helped shatter a norm of silence and stigma in Asian communities. Read more »

Staggering Genius: “The Undocumented Americans” Defies Flattened Migrant Narratives

“As an artist, you have to have a radical vision.” Read more »

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. Read more »

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A Look at How Media Writes Women of Color

Nearly every Saturday morning, feminists of color hold Twitter discussions taking a deeper look at issues, such as gender violence. It’s the... 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 »

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 »

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 »