Culture

Ellen DeGeneres and the Many Chances We Give Famous White Women

We give white women so many chances.

Very Online: Distilling RBG into a Meme Warps Her Legacy

In death, the memeification of Ginsberg fails her. Read more »

Jerry Harris and the Dark Underbelly of “Cheer”

The shows we so enthusiastically consume can transfer power and trust to people who will wield it violently. Read more »

Bisexual Backlash: On the Specific Disaster of the Bi Internet

Maybe stepping into these online spaces and expecting to see ourselves and our own experiences reflected back at us is what we’re doing wrong. Read more »

Point/Counterpoint: The Emmys Made Minor Progress on Inclusion

We’re breaking down what the Emmys did well, and what needs more work. Read more »

Which Millennials Get to Be Burned Out?

Can’t Even manages to gather research on the specificities of white, middle-class millennial burnout, but it fails to provide a truly structural and historical view of the issue of work and millennials. Read more »

Brazilian Pop Star Anitta Reclaims Her Bodily Autonomy

Anitta chooses to twerk for her own pleasure because dancing to funk is a way for Brazilian women to enjoy and celebrate their own bodies. Read more »

If “Selling Sunset” Is One Big Happy Family, What’s with the Sexism?

In Selling Sunset, once you join the family, you are free to pursue the golden dream–but that can come at a cost. Read more »

Loud and Queer: The Problem with Demanding Queer Visibility

We need to find alternative templates for talking about queer representation. Read more »

In Season 2, “PEN15” Gets Real About Teenage Slut-Shaming

While the first season of PEN15 highlights teen girls’ sexuality, the second showcases the ways they’re punished for it. Read more »

Disney’s “Mulan” Remake Doesn’t Challenge the Patriarchy. It Reinforces It

In the apocalyptic hellscape that is today’s political climate, we deserved a Mulan with humanity. 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 »

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 »

Will Filming the Police Keep Us Safe?

There’s a cultural idea that having someone looking over our shoulder makes us behave better. From fake security cameras to Elf... 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 »