Culture

#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 »

Very Online: Kaitlin Bennett Is the Latest Conservative White Woman to Build a Career on Outrage

Kaitlin Bennett has built a career via the digitization of white women’s tears. Read more »

Time Warp: “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” Isn’t Quite so Marvelous Anymore

The show grazed over issues of identity and violence like a skipping stone. Read more »

Corseted Up: Victorian Ideals Are Still Binding up Women

A woman who meets the world with intensity is a woman who endures lashes of shame and disapproval. Read more »

The Music and the Misery: Hulu’s New “High Fidelity” Upends a Male Classic

The new reboot proves that music-snobbery is an equal-opportunity annoyance. Read more »

Backtalk: VictimblamingToo

This week, Dahlia and Amy discuss comments made by Harvey Weinstein’s lawyer, Donna Rotunno, insisting that women could avoid sexual assault by not placing themselves in risky situations. Read more »

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One-Sentence Reviews of the Lesbian Netflix Canon

Lez face it: when you’re a ladygay like myself, cruising the internet for something to watch, you realize very quickly that there are a whole... Read more »

Saying Goodbye to Maria and the End of a Sesame Street Era

Growing up, Sesame Street's Maria was one of the best Latina role models I had. Read more »

The Dramatic History of American Sex-Ed Films

In 1948, in a seventh grade classroom in Eugene, Oregon, a teacher dimmed the lights and flipped on 16mm projector. A film called Human... Read more »

Tina Belcher's Sexual Revolution

Tina Belcher breaks all the rules of network sitcoms. That's why she's wonderful.  Read more »