Culture

Very Online: Why Are “Euphoria” Viewers So Desperate to Paint Jules as the Villain?

The desperate desire to paint Jules as a villain is thinily veiled transphobia.

Even in Death, Breonna Taylor Is Being Disrespected

 It’s painful to think that a cute internet joke is needed to rile people up after the death of a Black woman. Read more »

Not So Ethical: On Media’s Continued Portrayal of Disabled People as Burdens

Article after article promotes the idea that disabled people are a burden. Read more »

Revisiting “Watchmen,” a New Kind of Superhero Epic

In Watchmen, as in the real world, the efficacy of law and justice is consistently betrayed by their racist foundations. Read more »

“Love, Victor,” Like “Love, Simon,” Stays in the Shallow End

Dubbed “candy for the soul,” Love, Victor is exactly that: sweet, sugary, and, unfortunately, missing something. Read more »

Cultural Disruptors: City Girls Flip Misguided Stereotypes into Their Superpower

City on Lock is their ethos at its finest—taking the stereotypes stacked against them as bold, Black women who demand good sex and long money, and flipping them into their super power.  Read more »

BitchWatch: 11 TV Shows Feminists Should Watch This Summer

This summer has been many things, but relaxing has not been one of them. Read more »

Can “The Baby-Sitters Club” Reboot Hang with Today’s Teen Shows?

The spirit of the books is still present. Read more »

Bird’s Eye: Surveillance Culture Comes for Nannies

Unlike suspicion and mistrust, trust is not easily built. Once built, it may experience ruptures and need frequent repairs. Read more »

Unabashed Triumph: “You Should See Me in a Crown” Reimagines the Prom Queen

This is a book that, at its core, offers hope. Read more »

Slaying the Girlboss: New Books Explore the Underbelly of Corporate Feminism

Against differing backdrops, Andrea Bartz and Leah Stein offer their own look into the darker underbelly of these easily marketable spaces. Read more »

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Ms. Opinionated: I'm a Man. How Can I Help the Feminist Movement?

Welcome to Ms. Opinionated, our weekly advice column dealing with questions of life, love, feminism, and pop culture. This week, a reader... Read more »

Sojourner Truth, Unveiled

The leaders of the [women's suffrage] movement trembled on seeing a tall, gaunt black woman in a gray dress and white turban,...

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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 »