Culture

Eat or Be Eaten: Pollyanna McIntosh Brings Barbarism to Her Directorial Debut

Percentage-wise there’s more women watching horror than men, so it’s about time that there are more female voices. Read more »

The Vanilla Internet: How Instagram Is Failing Queer Sex Workers

Following FOSTA-SESTA, Instagram has increased its censorship of content that can be perceived as related to sex work—with at times devastating effects on digital queer sex worker communities. Read more »

Take It or Leave It: Sizzy Rocket on Creating Pop Music Just for Queer Women

“Younger queer artists definitely inspire me every day to just be truer to myself. Because I didn’t have that example.” Read more »

From Representation to Tragedy Porn: Did “OITNB” Fail Its Marginalized Viewers?

Did Orange is the New Black accurately represent marginalized people, or simply expose them to pain via tragedy porn? Read more »

Social Media as Image Management: How Cops Are Using TikTok to Distract from Police Brutality

While in full gear, an officer tells TikTok users that he’s their new dad, he’ll tuck them into bed, and he’ll and let them stay up late playing video games. Read more »

Backtalk: A Racist by Any Other Name

This week, Dahlia and Amy agree it’s about time for mainstream media organizations to label racists as racists. Recently, Trump tweeted to four congresswomen of color that they should go back to where they came from and accused them of being un-American. While his vile tweets were unsurprising, it... Read more »

Pleasure as Praxis: adrienne maree brown on Human Error, Longing, and the Power of Prioritizing Love

Capitalism often tricks us into functioning from a place of scarcity, where longing for pleasure is the most we can aspire to. But what if we could tap into our desires in small ways every day? Read more »

Popaganda: 20 Years of Girl Power

We look back on the impact of the Spice Girls as they embark on their reunion tour—and examine whether the ’90s promises of girl power have come to pass. Read more »

Thief in the Night: The White Brand Co-Opting the Black History of Sleep Bonnets

When white people appropriate Black haircare, they reshape the conversation to prioritize the very people who called Black hair into question to begin with. Read more »

Airing Authenticity: Does “Ramy” Need to Be Real to Be Fun?

Ramy Youssef chooses not to adhere to a collective narrative, instead homing in on his personal experience.  Read more »

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Oh Joy Sex Toy: How I Realized I'm Asexual

Artist Kiku H shares her personal experiences learning what it means to be asexual. Read more »

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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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 »

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 »