Political Revisioning: How Men Police Women’s Anger in Writing Workshops

Our bodies and the way we are visibly coded determines if our anger can be “justified” in the eyes of the viewer.

It’s Time to Embrace Feminism’s Anger

“Feminism” is Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year, but “anger” should be in there too. Read more »

“Flash Forward” Makes Improbable Futures a Reality

“Flash Forward” host Rose Eveleth takes listeners on a journey through possible—and not-so-possible—futures.  Read more »

Shining Light: Sini Anderson is Fighting for Late-Stage Lyme Patients

We’re too young to be this ill, and there are too many unanswered questions. Read more »

Not a Follower, Not Yet a Leader: Women Cult Leaders Hold an Insidious, Misunderstood Power

The role of powerful women in cults has generally gone unnoticed by the new wave of creep-seeking entertainment. Read more »

The Real Truth About YouTube’s Obsessive Purity Subculture

There’s something sickly comforting about believing that staying pure will give you power, about the idea that everything will be okay if you follow the rules. Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Shitty Media Man Continues to Be Shitty

So far Stephen Elliott’s suit is the only legal action that’s arisen from the list. Read more »

Backtalk: What Are We Supposed to Do Now?

This week, Dahlia and Amy are tired, depressed, and angry—what are we supposed to do with all these awful feelings? In the wake of the Supreme Court confirmation for Brett Kavanaugh, we’re thinking about who gets to display feelings and what it tells us about where our feelings belong. Mostly... Read more »

The Parent Trap: Birth-Control Sabotage Is an Insidious Kind of Abuse

The high-profile nature of Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson’s relationship exposes young people to this horrific form of abuse through a joke that downplays its actual harm. Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Your Laughter Won’t Protect You

Trump doesn’t care about the crowd, only the roar. Read more »

#ChurchToo: The Toxicity of Christian Complementarianism

The church’s views on sex entrench the power dynamics that contribute to the abuse of women (and the abuse of people of color and queer folks.) 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 »

Saying Goodbye to Maria and the End of a Sesame Street Era

Growing up, Sesame Street's Maria was one of the best Latina role models I had. Read more »

Tina Belcher's Sexual Revolution

Tina Belcher breaks all the rules of network sitcoms. That's why she's wonderful.  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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