20th Century Boy: In the 1930s, the Word “Transsexual” Didn't Exist in the English Language. So Laura Dillon Had to Label Herself.

No literature at all existed to guide those female-bodied people who wished to become men. Read more »

White Night: 40 Years after Jonestown, Well-Intentioned White Women Are Still a Menace

The role of white women in Jonestown is a stark reminder that even the most progressive among us may be inclined to support dominant power structures when it suits us. Read more »

Birds of a Feather: “Vogue” and Victoria’s Secret are Both Selling a Warped Fantasy

Victoria’s Secret is unquestionably determined to remain the bastion of male-centered fantasy and traditional feminine allure. Read more »

Pink Cadillacs and Pipe Dreams: How Multi-Level Marketing Companies Scam Women

There’s no way to make money from MLMs. Read more »

Her Own World: The Unsettling Objections to Teen-Girl Cartoon Reboots

The cultural expectation that young girls should uphold the beauty standards imposed on adult women is a slippery slope. Read more »

Backtalk: Thank You for Voting—Next!

This week, Dahlia and Amy give an update on the latest horrifying policies the Trump administration are hoping to force into law. Beyond the midterm elections, the monsters in the White House are working overtime to push through harmful legislation including limiting gender to being recognized to... Read more »

Remember Me: The History of Día de Muertos

The cobblestone streets of Pátzcuaro, Mexico, bustle with frenzied preparation in the weeks leading up to Día de Muertos. Read more »

Dial Femme for Murder: How Female P.I.’s Inherited the Hard-Boiled World of the Private Dick

In the past few decades, women private eyes and their tough-gal attitudes have managed to almost take over the genre of the classic mystery novel. Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Megyn Kelly Is Cancelled

Megyn Kelly’s show was 60 minutes of Beckery. Read more »

Turning Fury Into Fuel: Three Women Authors on Publishing’s New Investment in Anger

Infiltrating the toxic architecture, learning and exposing its mechanics, cutting the wires, and burning it all down is my type of Trojan Horse chess play—being strategic and precise, turning fury into fortitude. Read more »

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"Moonlight" is an Essential Work of Art for the Current Political Moment

Moonlight displays the kind of empathy and humanity that we desperately need right now. Read more »

Before You Watch "Orange is the New Black," Here Are 5 Facts To Know about Pregnancy in Prison

Season three of Orange is the New Black is (almost) here! While creator Jenji Kohan and the whole cast have been pretty tight-... Read more »

Eat, Pray, Spend: Priv-lit and the new, enlightened American dream

Priv-lit and the new, enlightened American dream. 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 »