Backtalk: What Are We Supposed to Do Now?

This week, Dahlia and Amy are tired, depressed, and angry—what are we supposed to do with all these awful feelings? In the wake of the Supreme Court confirmation for Brett Kavanaugh, we’re thinking about who gets to display feelings and what it tells us about where our feelings belong. Mostly... Read more »

The Parent Trap: Birth-Control Sabotage Is an Insidious Kind of Abuse

The high-profile nature of Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson’s relationship exposes young people to this horrific form of abuse through a joke that downplays its actual harm. Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Your Laughter Won’t Protect You

Trump doesn’t care about the crowd, only the roar. Read more »

#ChurchToo: The Toxicity of Christian Complementarianism

The church’s views on sex entrench the power dynamics that contribute to the abuse of women (and the abuse of people of color and queer folks.) Read more »

Sunday Kind of Love: Sex and Spirituality in the Black Church

Black female sexual propriety is not just conscribed by popular culture but also by an institution with a lot more gravitas and authority—the Black church. 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 »

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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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Critical Conditions: For Trans Individuals, Seeking Medical Care Can Be a Minefield

When trans individuals encounter the medical system, they're often met with discrimination and misunderstanding. 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 »

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 »