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Cherríe Moraga Honors Her Foremothers in “Native Country of the Heart”

Capturing our foremothers’ stories is one of the ways in which women of color remember themselves. Read more »

New Rules: Megan Thee Stallion’s Hot Girl Confidence is Super Infectious on “Fever”

“Fever” is a state of the union address for Megan’s “Hottie” nation. Read more »

Popaganda: Fear

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself? Give me a break. What about being afraid of murder? Indefinite detention? Stand-up comedy? On this episode, we explore some of the many things that make us afraid. The show begins with a story from filmmaker Assia Boundaoui, who grew up in a mostly... Read more »

Singing about Female Masturbation Has Become Cool—but Is It Helping?

Singing about masturbation is, for women artists, still radical. Read more »

Beyond the Back Alley: “Call the Midwife” and TV’s Stubborn Abortion Binary

To date, TV has told only a small, self-evident part of illegal abortion’s history. Read more »

There’s No Such Thing as Objective Science

Science intentionally created, and continues to recreate, race. Read more »

Truth Hurts: Season 2 of “Fleabag” Is All about Fessing Up

Perhaps the masterstroke of season is in making Fleabag’s love interest someone who’s literally in the business of confession. Read more »

Backtalk: Meh of Thrones

This week, Dahlia and Amy get into their disappointment over the final season of Game of Thrones. The epic series has given audiences a big cultural moment in the world of dragons, the fight for power, and a slew of women characters to love and hate—but is it doing justice to the story?... Read more »

False Alarm: The Tale of JT Leroy Is a Hoax with Layers

Like its subject, JT LeRoy is about so much more than it seems. Read more »

The Post-Colonial Politics of “Game of Thrones”

The show’s brutal violence reflects on our current reality, not a fictional past. Read more »

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Where My Girls At: Meet Two of Ferguson's Black Queer Activists

Amid national discussions of police brutality and systemic racism, Black women have been the loudest and most consistent voices demanding change. Read more »

It's Time to End the Long History of Feminism Failing Transgender Women

The marginalization of transgender women in feminism is not new, but the decades-long debate has taken on new dimension thanks to social media and the ease of finding strangers’ personal information online. 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 »

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 »