Culture

“The Half of It” Isn’t Joking When It Says It Isn’t a Love Story

“The Half of It” seems to be more about the halfway happiness Ellie’s given. Read more »

Incinerating Injustice: Women Are Rightfully Furious Under Trump

All roads lead back to empathy. Read more »

Channeling Confidence: mxmtoon Sings for Queer Teens—and for Herself

“I have this platform where I can see my own audience reacting to who I am and feeling safe to express who they are as well.” Read more »

“All Boys Aren’t Blue” Offers Hope and Trust to Young Queer Black Readers

George M. Johnson has crafted an intimate community of Black queer readers. Read more »

(No) Escape Zone: Two Authors Bring Us to Terms with Our Mortality

The more we’re encouraged to talk to one another about death, the less scary and anxiety-inducing it is. Read more »

Ms. Jackson If You’re Scary: “Shirley” Is a Biopic in the Form of a Domestic Ghost Story

The film explores what happens when Shirley Jackson meets a younger reflection of herself. Read more »

Lose Yourself: The Complex, Comforting Allure of Not Being Seen

What does it mean to be able to reject the gaze before it even happens? Read more »

“Little Fires Everywhere" Illuminates Racial Tension in Female Friendships

The series attempts to illuminate often unseen societal inequities. Read more »

Power Lies: Sarah Kendzior on the America That Made Donald Trump Possible

“Anyone could have found the things I found, and could have put them together.” Read more »

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A Look at How Media Writes Women of Color

Nearly every Saturday morning, feminists of color hold Twitter discussions taking a deeper look at issues, such as gender violence. It’s the... Read more »

In a Bizarre 1976 Comic Book, Spider-Man Fought the Villain of Misleading Sex Education

Last week, I came across a very strange comic book: in 1976, Planned Parenthood teamed up with Marvel to publish a one-off comic in which... Read more »

Sojourner Truth, Unveiled

The leaders of the [women's suffrage] movement trembled on seeing a tall, gaunt black woman in a gray dress and white turban,...

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Eat, Pray, Spend: Priv-Lit and the New, Enlightened American Dream

Even as reports on joblessness, economic recovery, and home foreclosures suggest that no one is immune to risk during this recession, the popularity of women’s wellness media has persisted and, indeed, grown stronger.  Read more »