Culture

Let’s Go to the Tape: Filmmaker Amy Ziering on Bias and Belief in HBO’s “Allen v. Farrow”

“The fact that you hear a victim speak out doesn’t make it biased.” Read more »

Let It Burn: Transgender Cooks Are Changing Kitchen Culture

Transgender women are making a home in the professional kitchen by refusing in place. Read more »

Not Your Fetish: Trans Erotica Writers Redefine Desirability

Trans people have produced erotica long before 2017 and will continue to do so long after. Read more »

Shrimpy Shenanigans: We Could All See How the Cinnamon Toast Crunch Saga Would End

While the internet revels in tasks like identifying racists and getting them fired, it can struggle with milkshake ducks that may not have neat, tidy stories. Read more »

Only Here to Sin: Lil Nas X Continues a Tradition of Queer Blasphemy

“Montero (Call Me by Your Name)” unequivocally embraces queerness to the absolute despair of conservative Christians. Read more »

Live Through This: HBO’s “Tina” Is a Fitting Final Bow for an Iconic Survivor

The documentary isn’t a revelation or a surprise—it’s a much-needed closure. Read more »

The Act of Naming: “Girlhood” Embraces the Monster Within

We’ll still be called sluts, witches, and harpies, so we may as well rise to the occasion. Read more »

“When Women Invented Television” Revives the Forgotten Women of TV

It’s time to honor the women behind television. Read more »

The “Magic School Bus” Reboot Ditches Ms. Frizzle's Extravagant Spirit

There’s uninspired scenery and characters—and a weirdly sexualized Ms. Frizzle. Read more »

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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 »

What I Learned About Gender and Power from Sailor Moon

My life began in 1995 — the year I turned eight and became a divorced kid.    Read more »

The Feminist Power of Female Ghosts

The female ghost is an enduringly fascinating figure. Read more »

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 »