Books

In the Muck: With “In the Dream House,” Carmen Machado Archives Queer Women’s Pain

“Our culture does not have an investment in helping queer folks understand what their experiences mean.”

Naming the Problem: Rebecca Solnit on Activism, Outrage, and a Way Forward

If there’s less violence against women, we have less to be angry about. Read more »

Inventing Adulthood : Four Novels Reveal the Magic of Queer Self-Actualization

What does it mean to come of age as a 20-something queer person with no money, no resources, and no illusions about respectability? Read more »

BitchReads: 15 Nonfiction Books Feminists Should Read This Fall

In tumultuous political and social times, I turn to nonfiction books. Read more »

Et Tu, Brutes: Donna Zuckerberg on How Misogyny Red-Pilled the Classics

When the Red Pillers—online communities of far-right, anti-feminist men—need to back up their misogynist and racist claims, they look to Ovid, Euripides, or the Stoics. Read more »

A New Day: Can Hollywood and Publishing Maintain the Momentum of #AsianAugust?

Helen Hoang, Lillian Li, and R.O. Kwon offer insight into why Hollywood and the publishing industry are finally beginning to wake up. Read more »

Ancestral Roots: Bernice L. McFadden Sings An Enslaved Black Woman’s Song

After the darkness, there’s light. Read more »

Brutal Entertainment: “Sadie” Turns True Crime Upside Down

Not many people get to build a platform on writing the most brittle girls imaginable. Read more »

Unapologetically Free: Charlene Carruthers Gives Us A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements

If we see our work through a Black Queer Feminist Lens, we can actually move toward and be engaged in that work of collective liberation. Read more »

Naming Fears: Vivek Shraya on Vulnerability as a Tool for Transformation

What if saying “I’m afraid” was just as much of a statement of resilience as “I’m not afraid?” Read more »

Smashing Barriers: Mara Altman and Virgie Tovar On Body Acceptance, Fatphobia, and Imagining a New World for Women

Diet culture is just the newest form of women’s subjugation. Read more »

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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 »

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 »