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Very Online: Twitter is a Salve for Black People. It’s Also Anti-Black.

What does Twitter’s commitment to Black people actually look like, and what is the impact when Twitter fails Black users? Read more »

Steven Canals Wants TV to Go Beyond Striking a Pose

The ballroom is truly about being a safety net and being a family for young LGBTQ kids who were being discarded by their families, government, and churches. Read more »

Bro-ey Ribaldry: Zac Efron’s “Down to Earth” is Merely Colonialist Fantasy

Though fun, “Down to Earth” largely whitewashes sustainability, and misses the mark. Read more »

On “Bad Vacation,” Liza Anne Finds Community in Vulnerability

“I feel like everything is just paused and repeated in this expansive yet really calming state of learning to love and to be loved.” Read more »

Julie Plec Continues “The Vampire Diaries” Tradition of Black Women Saving White Women

It’s not the first time Julie Plec has put vile demands on the shoulders of Black women. Read more »

Naya Rivera Built a TV Legacy for Queer, Latinx People

“Santana validated me, and was the beginning of what led me out of the closet.” Read more »

BitchWatch: 15 Movies Feminists Should Watch This Summer

Whether you need a laugh, or need to be horrified, this BitchWatch is an essential summer guide. Read more »

Trauma or Tragedy: Disability Representation in Children’s Books Has a Long Way to Go

It isn’t easy to find a children’s book or young adult novel that accurately depicts disability. Read more »

Feeling Sapphic: How Velma Shaped Lesbian Culture

“I always felt like Velma was sapphic.” Read more »

Woman-Made World: Inside the Inevitable Rise of the Feminist City

There are ways to transform the city that would advance the liberation of women and marginalized people. Read more »

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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 »

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 »

Ms. Opinionated: I'm a Man. How Can I Help the Feminist Movement?

Welcome to Ms. Opinionated, our weekly advice column dealing with questions of life, love, feminism, and pop culture. This week, a reader... 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 »