Culture

Take It Sleazy: A “Good Place” Goodbye Roundtable

Fire up the old heart flattener. Read more »

Presenting Our Alternative Oscars List Because the Academy Is Still White as Fuck

Cinema means so much to so many different people, and we hope this list is reflective of that. Read more »

BitchTapes: Decolonizing Healing

In pop culture, eating disorders are often depicted as illnesses that visit solely white women, but that doesn’t reflect reality. Read more »

Backtalk: Cleaning Up After “American Dirt”

This week, Dahlia and Amy get into the controversy over the publishing industry and the book that’s too big to fail. Read more »

Beyoncé Wrapped Capitalism in Orange Boxes and Called It Empowerment

Many people no longer consider wealth the gateway to freedom and power for Black people. Read more »

Super Bad: Busting the Myth of Super Bowl Sex Trafficking

Arresting those whose work is consensual is not “saving” them. Read more »

“What Kind of Girl” Flips the Teen Domestic Violence YA Narrative on Its Head

High school is still high school and teenagers still struggle to understand how abuse happens. Read more »

Off the Scale: Creating Fuller Stories About Fat People

In order to continue creating more authentic stories about fat people, more fat creators must be hired in writer’s rooms, granted book deals, and tapped by Hollywood to adapt their stories. Read more »

Returning Our Heads: Inside the Fight to Dismantle the (White) Gods of Hollywood

White men have created 95 percent of the cinematic images we’ve ever seen in American mainstream films. Read more »

BitchReads: 27 Novels Feminists Should Read in 2020

We’ve already published our most-anticipated lists of nonfiction and young-adult books, but this one, featuring 27 adult novels, is special. Read more »

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Tina Belcher's Sexual Revolution

Tina Belcher breaks all the rules of network sitcoms. That's why she's wonderful.  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 »

The Forgotten History of the Women Who Shaped Modern Advertising

It's easy to dismiss advertising as an anti-feminist industry. Read more »

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 »