Culture

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 »

In “Palm Springs,” Consent Is a Murky Line

While Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti turn out great rom-com performances, their characters’ soulmate bond hinges on lies and feigned ignorance. Read more »

“Athlete A” Reveals How Police Fail Sexual Assault Victims

Athlete A neglects to mention that the police misconduct apparent in the handling of the Larry Nassar case is indicative of a disease infecting all of law enforcement. Read more »

Haim’s “Women in Music Pt. III” Gets a Little Darker

Haim is pressing pause on their sunshine-y, Fleetwood Mac aesthetic. Read more »

The Fires This Time: “Little Fires Everywhere” Is an Indictment of Colorblind Whiteness

The show pinpoints the dissonance between white fantasies of colorblindness and the realities of white supremacy and privilege. Read more »

Validating Hardship: Netflix’s “Disclosure” Reconciles Trans Pain and Joy

It’s a noteworthy watch considering the way that films prior have represented trans people. Read more »

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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 »

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 »

The Forgotten History of the Women Who Shaped Modern Advertising

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

Dear Bear: My Partner Makes No Money. Is That a Problem?

Our advice columnist offers a lesson in anticapitalist self-care. Read more »