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Fixed It For You!: The COVID-19 Pandemic is Not a “Cozy Catastrophe”

Admit it: The coronavirus apocalypse is actually kind of fun for you (if you don’t give a shit about other people).

Staying Soft: Megan Giddings Explores the Hypervigilance of Black Women in “Lakewood”

The participants—nearly all people of color—break bones and lose teeth to help advance the future of science and healthcare. Read more »

“Crip Camp” Brings Visibility to the History of Disabled Activists

There are no human rights without disability rights, and Camp Jened produced many of the feisty activists that took on this fight. Read more »

Saved by the Bells: “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” Helps Us Cope with Our Mental Health

Animal Crossing provides comfort to those of us who, sometimes, need a little help coping with our mental health. Read more »

Sex Re-Education: Netflix Offers a New Spin on Teen Virginity

Though teen dramas claim to empower girls, toxic patterns prevent their characters from fulfilling their potential. Read more »

Playing through It: 9 Video Games for Anxious People (That Aren’t “Animal Crossing”)

I reached out to the people of Twitter to gauge the video games anxious people are playing. Read more »

Celebrity Pandemic Posts Have Us Wondering—Do We Need Famous People?

Celebrities are really leaning into saccharine nonsense. Read more »

Stories Unmasked: The Two-Pronged Genius of “Portrait of a Lady on Fire’s” Abortion Scene

Céline Sciamma’s work applies warmth and connection to an act made to seem harsh and cold. Read more »

The Truth about TV News Is Far Scarier Than Fiction

The points these movies are making—that news is selectively curated, hosts can be vapid, and commercial television is motivated more by profit than public service—were perhaps shocking once but are now the least of our problems. Read more »

BitchReads: 13 Books Feminists Should Read in March

Reading can be such a relief in such strenuous times. Read more »

11 TV Shows Feminists Should Watch While Social Distancing

Since it’s difficult to keep up with the sheer amount of television in ordinary times, hopefully these days of quarantine offers a chance to play catch-up. Read more »

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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 »

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 »

"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 »