“Flash Forward” Makes Improbable Futures a Reality

“Flash Forward” host Rose Eveleth takes listeners on a journey through possible—and not-so-possible—futures.  Read more »

Shining Light: Sini Anderson is Fighting for Late-Stage Lyme Patients

We’re too young to be this ill, and there are too many unanswered questions. Read more »

Not a Follower, Not Yet a Leader: Women Cult Leaders Hold an Insidious, Misunderstood Power

The role of powerful women in cults has generally gone unnoticed by the new wave of creep-seeking entertainment. Read more »

The Real Truth About YouTube’s Obsessive Purity Subculture

There’s something sickly comforting about believing that staying pure will give you power, about the idea that everything will be okay if you follow the rules. Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Shitty Media Man Continues to Be Shitty

So far Stephen Elliott’s suit is the only legal action that’s arisen from the list. Read more »

Backtalk: What Are We Supposed to Do Now?

This week, Dahlia and Amy are tired, depressed, and angry—what are we supposed to do with all these awful feelings? In the wake of the Supreme Court confirmation for Brett Kavanaugh, we’re thinking about who gets to display feelings and what it tells us about where our feelings belong. Mostly... Read more »

The Parent Trap: Birth-Control Sabotage Is an Insidious Kind of Abuse

The high-profile nature of Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson’s relationship exposes young people to this horrific form of abuse through a joke that downplays its actual harm. Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Your Laughter Won’t Protect You

Trump doesn’t care about the crowd, only the roar. Read more »

#ChurchToo: The Toxicity of Christian Complementarianism

The church’s views on sex entrench the power dynamics that contribute to the abuse of women (and the abuse of people of color and queer folks.) Read more »

Sunday Kind of Love: Sex and Spirituality in the Black Church

Black female sexual propriety is not just conscribed by popular culture but also by an institution with a lot more gravitas and authority—the Black church. 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 »

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 »

Why You Should Pay for Porn

If you’re a progressive middle-class individual, chances are you think about where your food comes from. Maybe you try to buy shoes that are... Read more »

Oh Joy Sex Toy: How I Realized I'm Asexual

Artist Kiku H shares her personal experiences learning what it means to be asexual. Read more »