And the Oscar Goes To...: Cisgender Nominees Who Identify As Male or Female

This is not an issue unique to the Oscars.

Backtalk: Haute Couture Blackface

This week, Dahlia and Amy are back! They’ve got pop culture picks! They’ve got read, watch, and listen recommendations! They’ve got so many rage-induced opinions! In recent months, controversies have popped up in the news with the discovery of prominent politicians and actors donning blackface and... Read more »

#HandsOffCaster: Why the Policing of Female Athletes’ Testosterone Levels Needs to Stop

A scientist explains why worrying about athletes’ testosterone levels is baseless and offensive.  Read more »

Why Is Hollywood Still Shortchanging Women Directors?

Only 8 percent of the top 100 films were directed by women. Read more »

Unzuck Your Life: A Post-Facebook Vision for Online Organizing

The rent on Facebook is just too damn high. Read more »

Talking With Kids About Open Relationships: Margaret Jacobsen Walks Us through Being Honest and Open

Margaret Jacobsen writes beautifully on a bunch of different difficult topics. Read more »

Who Is Valentine’s Day For?: Finding Space Beyond Hetero Holiday Traditions

Carving out space for LGBTQ-specific V-Day observance requires mainstreaming a sanitized version of queerness. Read more »

The Weird and Wild World of Reddit Relationships

It’s not surprising that people turn to the internet for relationship advice. Read more »

Remembering When Reno Was the Divorce Capital of America

In the 1930s, the city of Reno, Nevada, shined like a beacon of hope to the unhappily married. Read more »

If You Mold It, They Will Come: How Gosnell Duncan’s Devices Changed the Feminist Sex-Toy Game Forever

It’s hard to imagine that sex toys were once controversial within the feminist movement.  Read more »

Best Friends Forever: 11 Ways to Celebrate Galentine’s Day

Galentine’s Day is way better than Valentine’s Day. Read more »

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Sojourner Truth, Unveiled

The leaders of the [women's suffrage] movement trembled on seeing a tall, gaunt black woman in a gray dress and white turban,...

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"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 »

Where My Girls At: Meet Two of Ferguson's Black Queer Activists

Amid national discussions of police brutality and systemic racism, Black women have been the loudest and most consistent voices demanding change. Read more »

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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