Culture

The 2020 Oscars Noms Aren’t Just White—They’re Boring: A Point/Counterpoint

Once again, the Oscars are snow white and it’s become so predictable that it’s boring. Read more »

Forever Your Girls: “Little Women” Is a Film in Conversation with Its Own History

Greta Gerwig offers a meditation on the novel’s biggest themes, rather than a familiar narrative trajectory. Read more »

BitchReads: 17 Nonfiction Books Feminists Should Read in 2020

Well-researched and well-written nonfiction books, like the 17 on this list, leave us with more information than we came in with. Read more »

“Boys & Sex” is Groundbreaking, But Leaves Gaps for Queer Boys

Boys & Sex is a timely and relevant read in our current political and cultural context. Read more »

Sinister Niceness: On “You,” Killers Don’t Change their Spots

If Season 2 is any indication, we have no choice but to overlook the obvious in favor of granting white men an inherent innocence; it’s a default. Read more »

Over It: Is There Room for Anxious Black Girls in Music?

We owe Black women musicians the space to take care of themselves. Read more »

BitchReads: 25 YA Novels Feminists Should Read in 2020

2020 has some of the most exciting and vibrant YA new releases. Read more »

Chani Nicholas Is Queering Astrology One Meme at a Time

While astrology isn’t a religion, it connects us with something larger than ourselves without the politics that come with institutionalized religion. Read more »

Does Representation Still Matter at the Golden Globes?: A Point/Counterpoint

Though the Golden Globes made progress around inclusion in 2019, it still has major issues with diversity. Read more »

BitchReads: 9 Essay Collections Feminists Should Read in 2020

Writing an essay collection requires an enhanced level of self-interrogation as well as an ability to weave myriad ideas together through a single theme. Read more »

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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 »

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 »

One-Sentence Reviews of the Lesbian Netflix Canon

Lez face it: when you’re a ladygay like myself, cruising the internet for something to watch, you realize very quickly that there are a whole... Read more »

The Forgotten History of the Women Who Shaped Modern Advertising

It's easy to dismiss advertising as an anti-feminist industry. Read more »