Culture

Beyond Coming Out: 6 Lesbian Novels That Bring the Romance, and Sex

We deserve books that actively center our pleasure, too. Read more »

BitchTapes: Sanctuary

Who better to create a playlist about sanctuaries than someone who spends the majority of her days surrounded by books? Read more »

Warts and All: The Art of Being Dragged by Our Astrology Apps

 It can be a relief to see that—via the stars or an app or a super accurate meme—we might be known, warts and all. Read more »

Sharona Franklin Is Calling out Gucci for Exactly the Reason You Think

Sharona Franklin’s botanical jelly sculptures have been making waves online after the artist accused Gucci of stealing her work. Read more »

On Becoming a Fraud in Central Florida

The show offers a sharp critique of the broader capitalist system that harms us all. Read more »

Still Doubt Online Harassment Is Real? Read SheRatesDogs

Michaela Okland’s popular Twitter account is a critical tool of resistance for women. Read more »

Tanaya Winder Wants to Fire You Up

Hurt and pain have to be worked through in order to move forward and find peace. Read more »

In the End, BoJack Heals—but at Whose Expense?

Season 6’s second half twists into the show’s usual darkness when we transition to the perspectives of the women BoJack has harmed. Read more »

On Soap Operas, Rape Is Still Treated as a Crime of Lust and Passion

Soap writers are far from blameless when it comes to perpetuating rape myths. Read more »

How-To Guides Might Be the Future of Self-Care

“Self-care is so overwhelming.” Read more »

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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 »

Ms. Opinionated: I'm a Man. How Can I Help the Feminist Movement?

Welcome to Ms. Opinionated, our weekly advice column dealing with questions of life, love, feminism, and pop culture. This week, a reader... Read more »

The Feminist Power of Female Ghosts

The female ghost is an enduringly fascinating figure. Read more »