Culture

Is “Twenties” Really a Win for Black Queer Representation?

The show ultimately eschews multidimensional queer dynamics and rests solely on its queer optics. Read more »

A Wrinkle in White Supremacy: Even Time Travel Can’t Stop Police Brutality

Time lines merge into an inescapable eternity; there’s no reprieve from injustice. Read more »

The Right Answers: Journalism Is Masking Racism behind the Lie of Objectivity

The New York Times published an op-ed by senator Tom Cotton, titled “Send In The Troops.” The framing put both the Times’s Black staffers and Black citizens at large in danger. Read more »

Collective Softening: Jenara Nerenberg Seeks to Empower Neurodivergent Women

A flawed medical system leaves women with neurological differences, such as ADHD and autism, overlooked and misunderstood. Read more »

BitchReads: 17 Books Feminists Should Read in June

When all else fails, we still have pop culture to give us comfort, but right now, even that doesn’t seem as if it’s enough. Read more »

Three Lives Intertwined: “A Burning” Challenges Islamophobia and Political Neglect

The violence of the crowd and the violence of poverty don’t simply happen; they’re created and maintained by the decision-making of those in power. Read more »

Glittering with Accessibility: Virtual Events Pave the Way for a More Inclusive Pride

The 50th anniversary of Pride is the perfect time for radical inclusion. Read more »

Performance over Activism: On Instagram, White Makeup Artists Are Profiting off of Black Death

We must remain critical of any online “activism” that doesn’t offer recourse for action. Read more »

Audible Anger: Women in Rock Validate and Honor Anger

The very emotions rock centers, like anger, desperation, and full-bodied passion, are often weaponized against women. Read more »

You Can’t Map White Guilt onto Black Celebrities

I’m uncomfortable with white people asking Black celebrities to respond to police brutality every time it occurs. Read more »

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Saying Goodbye to Maria and the End of a Sesame Street Era

Growing up, Sesame Street's Maria was one of the best Latina role models I had. Read more »

The Feminist Power of Female Ghosts

The female ghost is an enduringly fascinating figure. Read more »

Hot Under the Bonnet: The Cooptation of Amish Culture in Mass-Market Fiction

Dubbed “Amish romance novels,” “Amish fiction,” or the more waggish “bonnet rippers,” these novels just one entry point into the varying images of Amish communities in U.S. popular culture. 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 »