Culture

We Still Don’t Believe Mentally Ill Women

Anna Fox is the epitome of a tragic, hysterical woman—the kind of character who’s easy to write off and should be a victim rather than a heroine. Read more »

Swiped Out: Nancy Jo Sales Wrote the Book on the Corporate Triumph of Big Dating

Misogyny wasn’t invented by dating apps. It was just weaponized by them. Read more »

Do We Need a Black Feminist Bechdel Test? Moya Bailey Thinks So.

We need more Black feminists everywhere.  Read more »

Bitcoin Is Astrology for Men

Astrology is sometimes looked down on, while cryptocurrency is heralded as the future of finance. Read more »

Family Stones: Lee Lai’s “Stone Fruit” Draws the Growing Pains of Queer Kinship

“Everyone’s pretty messy, while also being really well-intentioned.” Read more »

Whole Person: Lindy West Reflects on the Fat Positive Legacy of “Shrill”

“It was important to me to tell especially young fat women that romantic love will not save you.” Read more »

Inside the Quiverfull World That Made Josh Duggar

It’s hard for Quiverfull escapees and child sexual abuse survivors to feel any relief that the law is holding Josh Duggar accountable. Read more »

“The Nevers” Can’t Escape the Joss Whedon Curse

There are too many characters, too many high-stakes plotlines, and not enough explanation for how it all connects. Read more »

Mean to an End: How Online Harassment Became a Feature, Not a Bug

The facilitation of harassment may be social media’s most reliable content strategy. Read more »

All Grown Up: The Triumphant Return of Aly & AJ

There’s an evident maturity in their new music, one which strays from the more cookie-cutter pop and rock that came after their Disney days. Read more »

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Black Girls Hunger for Heroes, Too: A Black Feminist Conversation on Fantasy Fiction for Teens

What happens when two great black women fiction writers get together to talk about race in young adult literature? That's exactly what happens... Read more »

No Disrespect: Black Women and the Burden of Respectability

Hollywood still filters (and distorts) the lives and histories of minorities through the eyes of the majority. 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 »

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 »