Culture

Bitcoin Is Astrology for Men

Astrology is sometimes looked down on, while cryptocurrency is heralded as the future of finance.

Family Stones: Lee Lai’s “Stone Fruit” Draws the Growing Pains of Queer Kinship

“Everyone’s pretty messy, while also being really well-intentioned.” Read more »

Whole Person: Lindy West Reflects on the Fat Positive Legacy of “Shrill”

“It was important to me to tell especially young fat women that romantic love will not save you.” Read more »

Inside the Quiverfull World That Made Josh Duggar

It’s hard for Quiverfull escapees and child sexual abuse survivors to feel any relief that the law is holding Josh Duggar accountable. Read more »

“The Nevers” Can’t Escape the Joss Whedon Curse

There are too many characters, too many high-stakes plotlines, and not enough explanation for how it all connects. Read more »

Mean to an End: How Online Harassment Became a Feature, Not a Bug

The facilitation of harassment may be social media’s most reliable content strategy. Read more »

All Grown Up: The Triumphant Return of Aly & AJ

There’s an evident maturity in their new music, one which strays from the more cookie-cutter pop and rock that came after their Disney days. Read more »

Tight Reins: The Careful Construction of Demi Lovato’s Docuseries

We love to keep our female stars under a tight lens. Read more »

Saweetie, Rihanna, and the Memeification of Domestic Violence

What does it mean to live in a society where violence against women and girls is treated as comedic fodder? Read more »

Body and Soul: In Its Final Season, “Shrill” Explores the Fear of Being Seen

We’ve seen Annie face off against the world; now it’s time for her to face herself. Read more »

Gina Frangello Writes Complex Women. Is That Why She’s “Unlikeable?”

Gina Frangello is surprised to find herself suddenly being a poster girl for rage. Read more »

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Know & Tell: The Literary Renaissance of Trans Women Writers

For so long, the people who wrote about us were not us. Finally, that is beginning to change. Read more »

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 »

Eat, Pray, Spend: Priv-Lit and the New, Enlightened American Dream

Even as reports on joblessness, economic recovery, and home foreclosures suggest that no one is immune to risk during this recession, the popularity of women’s wellness media has persisted and, indeed, grown stronger.  Read more »

The Feminist Power of Female Ghosts

The female ghost is an enduringly fascinating figure. Read more »