Popaganda: The Pumpkin Spice Must Flow

Like death and taxes, the pumpkin spice latte seems inevitable. Read more »

Words to Live By: Why is it so Uncomfortable When Women Challenge Traditional Cancer Narratives?

There are two prevailing cancer stories we hear about: the one where someone lives  and the one where someone dies. There is, in the cultural narrative of the disease, little room for anything else. Read more »

How To Survive the Traumatic 24-hour News Cycle If You Have PTSD

For sexual assault or harassment survivors, especially those with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the last two weeks have been full of triggers. Read more »

Backtalk: We Said #MeToo, Now What?

This week, Dahlia and Amy discuss how the #MeToo movement can evolve beyond survivors exposing their own traumas and the role of abusers in creating real change. From public radio to the Supreme Court, what can a true reckoning with misogyny and abuse look like? We’ve also got a Petty Political... Read more »

Blue Comedy Queen: Bawdy Comedy Legend Rusty Warren Moves to Center Stage

This is a long overdue chance for Rusty Warren to be more than a historical side note. Read more »

Dying Indifference: Confronting the Shame of Alzheimer’s in Black Communities

Until a cure is found for Alzheimer’s, African Americans must break the silence in our communities. Read more »

Douchebag Decree: John Hockenberry's #Metoo Essay Is a Reminder That Literary Publishing Is Still a Boys' Club

Men like John Hockenberry and their apologists don’t see sexual harassment as harmful or frightening and their conflation of romance and harassment proves it. Read more »

Popaganda: When People Become Internet Memes

The Internet, which connects us to each other in ways that were pretty unimaginable to most people a century ago, has become a totally casual part of daily life. It’s changed so much: from the way we do business to the way we unlock our front doors. But it’s also changed the way we see ourselves... Read more »

Growing Pains: Why Labor is the Real Food Movement We Should be Paying Attention To

Laborers—often migrant laborers—work long hours without access to basic employment protections. Read more »

Home Run: How Neoliberalism Took Over Home-Makeover Shows

One thing home-makeover shows have decidedly done is recalibrate what poverty looks like. Read more »

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Game Changer: Why Gaming Culture Allows Abuse... and How We Can Stop It

You're a Bolshevik feminist jewess that hates white people… and you expect to be taken seriously when you're “critique-ing” ...

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Why You Should Pay for Porn

If you’re a progressive middle-class individual, chances are you think about where your food comes from. Maybe you try to buy shoes that are... Read more »

It's Time to End the Long History of Feminism Failing Transgender Women

To imply that trans women pose a threat to cisgender women in restrooms is misinformation that preys on unfounded fears. 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 »