Culture

Delicate Goods: The Ornamental Objectification of Asian American Women in Pop Culture

Being Gwen Stefani’s add-ons superseded their place as human beings. Read more »

Criminal Accessories: The Ruthless Style of London’s Forty Elephants Gang

The Forty Elephants remain one of the most successful and longest-lasting criminal organizations in English history. Read more »

Cat-Eared Brainwashing: “Josie and the Pussycats” Prophesied the Age of Influencers

It’s a film that tickles the absurdities of the past and, in doing so, has successfully determined the misfortunes of our future. Read more »

“Shadow and Bone” Diversifies Its Fantasy World

The characters feel like a chosen family who are just starting to come together. Read more »

Coming Out Doesn’t Excuse Colton Underwood’s Abusive Past

Accepting this narrative is a disservice to queer folk who are or were closeted and have never abused their partners in the process of finding themselves. Read more »

“Diners, Dudes, and Diets” Reveals the Absurdity of Gendered Food

By naming and examining dude food, Emily J.H. Contois gives us the language and historical context for an omnipresent phenomenon we’ve all surely noticed. Read more »

Beyond Skin Deep: Khloé Kardashian, Madison Beer, and Social Media’s Unwinnable Beauty Game

We’re all body positive so long as that positivity includes warping ourselves beyond recognition. Read more »

“Them” and Us: Do We Need to Televise Black Pain to Take It Seriously?

Stomach-churning violence against Black women is near constant. Read more »

One True Pairing: “Younger” Is Ultimately a Rom-Com about Women

The show is more than a rom-com about a cishet love triangle between Liza and two men. Read more »

Unhappy Medium: The Business of Misery Memes

The meme has entered a new era as an emotional shorthand. Read more »

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Tina Belcher's Sexual Revolution

Tina Belcher breaks all the rules of network sitcoms. That's why she's wonderful.  Read more »

She-Hulk, Attorney at Law: She's Mean, She's Green, and She Believes in Due Process

Avenger. Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Member of the Fantastic Four. 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 »