Culture

Amanda Leduc and Fantasy Authors Challenge the Trope of “Broken” Disabled People

Fairy tales and their contemporary counterparts—superhero tales, science fiction, fantasy—shape our collective ideas about what it means to be powerful and beautiful.  Read more »

Lip Service: Lucy Parsons’s Revolution Was Beautified

Desirability politics, social capital, and lookism remain present in even the most conscious radical spaces. Read more »

She’s so Pure: “The Bachelor” Still Has a Virginity Problem

Madison’s “purity” rhetoric illustrates a much broader, scarier problem with her virginity-focused narrative arc. Read more »

Backtalk: Rage On

This week, Dahlia and Amy reflect on the past years of pop culture, feminism, and rageful conversations. Read more »

Escapist Young Adult Novels Offer a Breath of Fresh Air in the Current Political Climate

These stories are escapist fiction—literature that doesn’t explicitly focus on the social and political issues in our real world, allowing the reader to temporarily forget about them and fall into the story. Read more »

#GirlsLikeUs: Trans Feminist Advocacy and Community Building

Black trans women and their political frameworks have become the face not only of trans issues but of LGBT issues as a whole—a representation few could have imagined even a decade ago. Read more »

Popaganda: How to Lipstick It to the Man

Lipstick Lobby burst onto the scene in 2017 with a unique mission: to manufacture lipsticks that looked good and do good, too. Read more »

“Love Is Blind” Shows There’s No Bisexual Boom for Black Men

Televison’s “bisexual boom” hasn’t yet reached Black men. Read more »

Women in Dancehall Turn up for Pleasure Parity

Though dancehall has long been considered a platform for both men and women to unapologetically express their sexual prowess, the genre also has its limitations. Read more »

Safe and Sound: How Podcasts Became Audio Enclaves for Black Women

In a world that has very few spaces for us, podcasts that lift up and celebrate Black women listeners are a welcome breath of fresh air. Read more »

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The Forgotten History of the Women Who Shaped Modern Advertising

It's easy to dismiss advertising as an anti-feminist industry. Read more »

Oh Joy Sex Toy: How I Realized I'm Asexual

Artist Kiku H shares her personal experiences learning what it means to be asexual. Read more »

All Hail the Queen?: What Do Our Perceptions of Beyoncé's Feminism Say about us?

The policing of feminist cred is the real moral contradiction. 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 »