Douchebag Decree: John Hockenberry's #Metoo Essay Is a Reminder That Literary Publishing Is Still a Boys' Club

Men like John Hockenberry and their apologists don’t see sexual harassment as harmful or frightening and their conflation of romance and harassment proves it. Read more »

Popaganda: When People Become Internet Memes

The Internet, which connects us to each other in ways that were pretty unimaginable to most people a century ago, has become a totally casual part of daily life. It’s changed so much: from the way we do business to the way we unlock our front doors. But it’s also changed the way we see ourselves... Read more »

Growing Pains: Why Labor is the Real Food Movement We Should be Paying Attention To

Laborers—often migrant laborers—work long hours without access to basic employment protections. Read more »

Home Run: How Neoliberalism Took Over Home-Makeover Shows

One thing home-makeover shows have decidedly done is recalibrate what poverty looks like. Read more »

Pins Aren’t Enough: “The Predator” Fiasco Reveals the Complicity of Men in Hollywood

The decision Shane Black made to protect his friend can only be made in environments where men have unquestionable power. Read more »

Five things you could have done instead of giving Jian Ghomeshi a cover story

Maybe we don’t need to give high-profile platforms to abusers who still crave the spotlight. Read more »

Backtalk: Naomi Osaka & Serena Williams Deserved Better

This week, Dahlia and Amy talk about what went down at the U.S. Open and how it hurt both Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams. In a sport with a history of sexism and racism, specifically anti-Blackness, it’s tough to ignore the unfairness lobbed at Williams during this championship match and how... Read more »

Net Loss: The U.S. Open Stole More Than a Point from Serena Williams

Naomi Osaka winning her first major Grand Slam title should’ve been a complement to Williams’s own legacy. Read more »

Steal Magnolias: “Claws” and “Dietland” brought the summer of female scammers to television

It’s been a big year for women grifters, both real and fictional. Read more »

Who Owns Afropunk?

The annual festival is no longer an enclave for Black punks seeking refuge from whiteness. Read more »

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The Forgotten History of the Women Who Shaped Modern Advertising

Long before Peggy Olson fought to be a copywriter on Mad Men, women were pioneering advertisers in the new age of mass media.... Read more »

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 »

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 »

Target Market: Black women with guns: frontier feminists or insurrectionists?

When I was 6 years old, my mother and I were robbed at gunpoint by two men looking for cash. One of them placed the gun at...

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