Culture

BitchReads: 11 Books Feminists Should Read in October

For those updating their fall reading lists, we have books for everyone. Read more »

Billie Eilish’s Body Is Not Ours to Claim

“I feel you watching, always. And nothing I do goes unseen.” Read more »

Trauma Loop: “Antebellum” Mishandles Its Message

The film is fixated on racism as an act of overt violence, but racism is so monstrous because it can appear so deceptively normal. Read more »

Personal Connection: #OwnVoices, Outing, and the Ongoing Quest for Authenticity

Not all authors feel safe, comfortable, or interested in being out to readers about their identities. Read more »

Yola Is the Unconventional Queen of Country Soul

Black artists from all around the world are continuing the tradition of upending the expectation that country music is a genre reserved for white artists. Read more »

Denouncing White Supremacy Must Be a Movement, Not a Trend

Reclamation isn’t for everything, and it’s not for everyone. Read more »

In “Emily in Paris,” Being Thin and White Is a Path to Success

Emily is yet another thin white woman who fails upward. Read more »

Go Low: The Time for Civility Is Over

We don’t pay our representatives to be scared, hiding behind the apron strings of civility. Read more »

“Blacklight” Spins a New Tale about Strippers in New Orleans

Sex workers are very dynamic and have their own varied, colorful lives. Read more »

Teen Girls Shouldn’t Have to Fix Our Country

We shouldn’t be making demands of Claudia Conway, especially if they aren’t demands we’ve even made of ourselves. Read more »

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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 »

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 »

Saying Goodbye to Maria and the End of a Sesame Street Era

Growing up, Sesame Street's Maria was one of the best Latina role models I had. Read more »

Where My Girls At: Meet Two of Ferguson's Black Queer Activists

Amid national discussions of police brutality and systemic racism, Black women have been the loudest and most consistent voices demanding change. Read more »