Birds of a Feather: “Vogue” and Victoria’s Secret are Both Selling a Warped Fantasy

Victoria’s Secret is unquestionably determined to remain the bastion of male-centered fantasy and traditional feminine allure.

Pink Cadillacs and Pipe Dreams: How Multi-Level Marketing Companies Scam Women

There’s no way to make money from MLMs. Read more »

Her Own World: The Unsettling Objections to Teen-Girl Cartoon Reboots

The cultural expectation that young girls should uphold the beauty standards imposed on adult women is a slippery slope. Read more »

Backtalk: Thank You for Voting—Next!

This week, Dahlia and Amy give an update on the latest horrifying policies the Trump administration are hoping to force into law. Beyond the midterm elections, the monsters in the White House are working overtime to push through harmful legislation including limiting gender to being recognized to... Read more »

Remember Me: The History of Día de Muertos

The cobblestone streets of Pátzcuaro, Mexico, bustle with frenzied preparation in the weeks leading up to Día de Muertos. Read more »

Dial Femme for Murder: How Female P.I.’s Inherited the Hard-Boiled World of the Private Dick

In the past few decades, women private eyes and their tough-gal attitudes have managed to almost take over the genre of the classic mystery novel. Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Megyn Kelly Is Cancelled

Megyn Kelly’s show was 60 minutes of Beckery. Read more »

Turning Fury Into Fuel: Three Women Authors on Publishing’s New Investment in Anger

Infiltrating the toxic architecture, learning and exposing its mechanics, cutting the wires, and burning it all down is my type of Trojan Horse chess play—being strategic and precise, turning fury into fortitude. Read more »

Breaking the Covenant: What Does Solidarity Look Like for Sexual-Assault Survivors?

Women who publicly support men who abuse and violate women are communicating that your pain does not matter. Read more »

Backtalk: Let’s Take Refuge in Horror

This week, Dahlia and Amy get creepy and ghouly about screen horror (as opposed to the horror of our everyday lives). In this Halloweeny episode, we dig into the role of horror film and TV and how it helps us cope with our lived realities. We’ve also got a Petty Political Pminute starring our... Read more »

Half the Battle: Linda Hirshman on the Women Who Made Sexual-Harassment Law Possible

“No social movement succeeds without coming to the anger place at some point.” Read more »

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The Forgotten History of the Women Who Shaped Modern Advertising

Long before Peggy Olson fought to be a copywriter on Mad Men, women were pioneering advertisers in the new age of mass media.... Read more »

Before You Watch "Orange is the New Black," Here Are 5 Facts To Know about Pregnancy in Prison

Season three of Orange is the New Black is (almost) here! While creator Jenji Kohan and the whole cast have been pretty tight-... 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 »