Digital Crackdowns on the Sex Trade Can Put Sex Workers at Risk

Raiding sex worker websites may look good for law enforcement—but it can push sex workers further underground. Read more »

#MeToo’s ‘Moment’ Isn’t Ending—It’s Just the First Step

Systemic and widespread institutional change is still desperately needed in order to ensure that positive outcomes for sexual-violence survivors match the fervor with which advocates have embraced the ethos of the #MeToo movement. Read more »

Backtalk: Mind the Wage Gap

This week, Dahlia and Amy talk about what real allyship can look like in Hollywood and beyond. Recently, Porter magazine hosted a roundtable with Gabrielle Union, Gina Rodriguez, Ellen Pompeo, and Emma Roberts where Pompeo called on white folks to do better and Rodriguez brought up the... Read more »

The Last Big Lean In: Corporate-feminist self-help was always a scam

They sold advice to the same ambitious women they were later willing to sacrifice. Read more »

Mother Knows Best: The Family Secrets at the Heart of “Sharp Objects”

At the center of Sharp Objects is a culture that’s intimately familiar in many parts of the rural United States. Read more »

Break the Spell: Witchcraft Is Capitalism’s New Trick

While many critiques of the Pinrose Witch Kit are valid and well-argued, most fail to address the bigger issue: Witchcraft and New Age spirituality have long been a site of cultural theft. Read more »

Popaganda: The Pumpkin Spice Must Flow

Like death and taxes, the pumpkin spice latte seems inevitable. Read more »

20th Century Boy: In the 1930s, the Word “Transsexual” Didn't Exist in the English Language. So Laura Dillon Had to Label Herself.

No literature at all existed to guide those female-bodied people who wished to become men. Read more »

White Night: 40 Years after Jonestown, Well-Intentioned White Women Are Still a Menace

The role of white women in Jonestown is a stark reminder that even the most progressive among us may be inclined to support dominant power structures when it suits us. Read more »

Birds of a Feather: “Vogue” and Victoria’s Secret are Both Selling a Warped Fantasy

Victoria’s Secret is unquestionably determined to remain the bastion of male-centered fantasy and traditional feminine allure. Read more »

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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 »

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 »

"Moonlight" is an Essential Work of Art for the Current Political Moment

Moonlight displays the kind of empathy and humanity that we desperately need right now. Read more »

Dear Bear: My Partner Makes No Money. Is That a Problem?

Our advice columnist offers a lesson in anticapitalist self-care. Read more »