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Royal Representation: On the Strange Racial Politics of “Bridgerton”

In essence, all these shows do is show people of color being terrible white people.

Lost and Found: Season 4 of “Search Party” Is the Perfect Pandemic Watch

The dark comedy series is back for a new season, and we couldn’t be more thrilled about it. Read more »

Remote Control: Distance Learning Isn’t a Last Resort—It’s an Opportunity

It’s crucial to think not only about the barriers remote communication removes, but also about the unique strengths it offers. Read more »

Helen Keller Conspiracy Theories Are Awash With Ableism

The ableist roots of this unfortunate conspiracy theory. Read more »

Gabrielle Korn Questions the “Feminist Utopia” of Women’s Media

“There needs to be a radical rewriting of what we expect the internet to give us.” Read more »

Very Online: Bean Dad Continues a Tradition of Performative Parenting

From Facebook to Twitter and beyond, parents dunk on their own children online. Read more »

BitchReads: 9 YA Books Feminists Should Read in January

There is one thing we can count on: young adult novels bringing us a much-needed distraction. Read more »

In Favor of the Queer Mediocrity of “Ammonite”

The film’s mapped-on queerness feels like a form of branding rather than a genuine endeavor. Read more »

Now Is Really Not the Time for Your Martin Shkreli Love Story

Who are the folks sympathizing with Christie Smythe’s absurd display of wealthy white lady privilege? Read more »

Switching Fears: “Freaky” Is an Empowering Body-Swap Horror Comedy

Freaky explores gender and body horror in a captivating (and extremely funny) way. Read more »

“Wonder Woman 1984” Replaces Girl Power with Empty Platitudes

Although it tries, Wonder Woman 1984 struggles to speak to this moment and deliver a coherent message. Read more »

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Mad Science: Deconstructing Bunk Reporting in 5 Easy Steps

British scientists have uncovered the truth behind one of modern culture's greatest mysteries: why little girls play with pink toys. Is it...

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All Hail the Queen?: What Do Our Perceptions of Beyoncé's Feminism Say about us?

The policing of feminist cred is the real moral contradiction. Read more »

It's Time to End the Long History of Feminism Failing Transgender Women

The marginalization of transgender women in feminism is not new, but the decades-long debate has taken on new dimension thanks to social media and the ease of finding strangers’ personal information online. 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 »