Culture

“Love Is an Ex-Country” Triumphantly Prioritizes the Power of Joy

Joy is a way to heal people and to move forward in a world that’s constantly throwing ridiculous things at us. Read more »

“Libertie” Questions the Nature of Freedom Itself

What does it mean to be free? Read more »

Boomer to Zoomer: Grim Generational Relations Aren’t An Accident

There is only one winner in a generation war, and it’s not millennials or boomers or Gen Z—it’s capitalism. Read more »

Cis Gatekeepers Have No Place in Trans Stories

Allow trans people to tell trans stories on their own terms and through their own lens. Read more »

Is “WandaVision” Celebrating or Condemning the Military?

WandaVision is unsure of its footing when it comes to S.W.O.R.D. and the FBI. Read more »

We Owe It to Women Journalists to Protect Them from Harassment

The stakes for women journalists, especially BIPOC women journalists, are possibly higher than they’ve ever been. Read more »

In Its Joy, “Minari” Expands the Boundaries of the American Dream

The art of storytelling involves a series of critical decisions about what you leave in and what you edit out. Read more »

Her House: Queen Latifah Recreated the Rom-Com in Her Image

Queen Latifah’s oeuvre demonstrates that satisfying Black rom-coms for fat women are possible, even if Hollywood is resistant to making them. Read more »

The Sarah Everard Case Proves That More Cops Won’t Make Women Safer

We have to reframe how we think about women’s safety. Read more »

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Know & Tell: The Literary Renaissance of Trans Women Writers

For so long, the people who wrote about us were not us. Finally, that is beginning to change. Read more »

The Dramatic History of American Sex-Ed Films

In 1948, in a seventh grade classroom in Eugene, Oregon, a teacher dimmed the lights and flipped on 16mm projector. A film called Human... Read more »

It's Time to End the Long History of Feminism Failing Transgender Women

The marginalization of transgender women in feminism is not new, but the decades-long debate has taken on new dimension thanks to social media and the ease of finding strangers’ personal information online. Read more »