Backtalk: Meh of Thrones

This week, Dahlia and Amy get into their disappointment over the final season of Game of Thrones. The epic series has given audiences a big cultural moment in the world of dragons, the fight for power, and a slew of women characters to love and hate—but is it doing justice to the story? In Amy vs. Dahlia, we want to know who could have been the best leader of the Seven Kingdoms, dead or alive. Text “thrones” to 503-855-6485 to let us know what you think!

Canfei to Canji: The Freedom of Being Loud

The erasure of disabled people is one of the most common international crimes against humanity. Read more »

8 Ways to Reclaim Mother’s Day

The founder of Mother’s Day was a righteous, anti-capitalist activist.  Read more »

Popaganda: Queering Family Values

“Family values” has been co-opted by right-wing folks. But what the hell! Feminists have strong values, and we have strong families, too. On today’s episode, we’re queering family values. For a lot of queer folks, the traditional concept of family is wrought with complicated feelings—a lot of blood... Read more »

Parent Trap: Why Mother’s and Father’s Day Still Aren’t Playing Their Cards Right

Mother’s and Father’s Day continue to do the cultural work of reinforcing popular notions of gendered parenting. Read more »

Grand Theft Creative: The Gaming Industry’s Exploitative Crunch Culture

Despite booming profits, layoffs in the gaming industry are becoming more frequent, with less and less regard for their effects on employees. Read more »

Bumped Off: What Will It Take to Destigmatize Teen Motherhood?

Young moms from less privileged backgrounds, as well as teen moms of color like me, are still waiting for positive reflections of ourselves on TV. Read more »

Mothers of Contention: For Female Authors, Parenthood and Legitimacy Are Still Linked

There’s a distinction between asking someone to understand that your experience is different from hers and asking her to accept that your experience is better. Read more »

Backtalk: Student Moans

This week, Dahlia and Amy get upset about student loans. Elizabeth Warren’s campaign recently unveiled a student loan forgiveness plan as part of her platform, finally seriously centering the student debt crisis as something the government should help alleviate. How we talk about the student... Read more »

Prison Rape Is Not a Punch Line

How often have you heard someone chuckle about “dropping the soap”?  Read more »

Male Rape is No Joke—But Pop Culture Often Treats It That Way

From Wedding Crashers to 40 Days and 40 Nights, films often treat sexual assault of men as a punchline.  Read more »

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Where My Girls At: Meet Two of Ferguson's Black Queer Activists

Amid national discussions of police brutality and systemic racism, Black women have been the loudest and most consistent voices demanding change. Read more »

The Forgotten History of the Women Who Shaped Modern Advertising

It's easy to dismiss advertising as an anti-feminist industry. Read more »

One-Sentence Reviews of the Lesbian Netflix Canon

Lez face it: when you’re a ladygay like myself, cruising the internet for something to watch, you realize very quickly that there are a whole... Read more »

Politically Correct Language Isn't Just About Being Polite—It's About Survival

Photo by Phillipe Leroyer (Creative Commons). Two weeks ago, Jonathan Chait published the lengthy essay “Not a Very P.C.... Read more »