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“Honey Girl” Is about a Woman Coming Home to Herself

Honey Girl is not a romance novel.

Bravado and Branding: Instagrammable Startups Can’t Save Trans Healthcare

We can’t rely on the economy of influencers to solve a healthcare disparity. Read more »

Preying on Predators: “Violation” Is a Measured Study of Rape-Revenge Hurt

Our protagonist is a martyr at her breaking point, someone who’s pushing through her limits to balance the scales of justice because she knows no one else will. Read more »

“Framing Britney Spears” Is a Portrait of a Pop Star on Fire

Framing Britney Spears is a clear indictment of society’s stigmatization of mental illness. Read more »

Bad Blood: The Quiet Misogyny of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”

To understand Joss Whedon’s nerdy repackaging of entitlement toward women and their bodies, one must look no further than the subtext of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” Read more »

“I Care a Lot” is Visceral Catharsis for Women’s Rage

There’s therapy to be found in these films. Read more »

Great American Nowhere: “Nomadland” Is the Movie “Hillbilly Elegy” Wants to Be

Nomadland actively rejects poverty porn tropes. Read more »

No Conversation: @DudesInTheDMs Is Making the Internet Safer for Women

Any woman can send Paige Woolen screenshots of unwanted DMs and have them shared with 61,000 followers. Read more »

Joss Whedon and the Persistence of Prioritizing Male “Creative Genius”

What if we cared more about justice than “male genius?”  Read more »

Fucking Tired: Fixing “The Bachelor’s” Racism Isn’t Rachel Lindsay’s Job

Rachel Lindsay has become the built-in key to solving the empire’s ongoing problems with racism. Read more »

#FreeBritney Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg

For the disability community, this movement could result in major changes to a system that has been taken at face value. Read more »

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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 »

She-Hulk, Attorney at Law: She's Mean, She's Green, and She Believes in Due Process

Avenger. Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Member of the Fantastic Four. 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 »

"Moonlight" is an Essential Work of Art for the Current Political Moment

Moonlight displays the kind of empathy and humanity that we desperately need right now. Read more »