Culture

Virgin Royal, Mother, Whore: The Enduring Appeal of Princess Diana Fever

The abiding interest is the result of a sustained mythmaking organized around the figure of Diana, the most visible face of the British royal family even in her death. Read more »

Feminist-ish: The “Cool” Asian Hair Streak Trope

In its most egregious examples, the “cool” Asian hair streak trope is used to camouflage underwritten characters who lack personality.  Read more »

Women in the Picture: The Art Historian Challenging the Western Gaze Through a Feminist Lens

A new book explores the power of artistic imagery from Venus to Beyoncé. Read more »

“Sex Cult Nun”: Faith Jones Interrogates the Abusive Community Her Grandfather Created

“Sex Cult Nun” is a startling memoir of child abuse about the Children of God. Read more »

Facial Difference and PTSD: Ariel Henley on Growing up with Crouzon Syndrome

What Henley addresses with intelligent ferocity in her memoir is the emotional and psychological abuse that she endured throughout elementary and middle school growing up with Crouzon syndrome. Read more »

Man Down: "The Power Of the Dog" Is a Brutal Meditation on Masculinity

Jane Campion’s new film explores what makes a man, and what traps him. Read more »

Freedom Fighters: Are Better Days Ahead in Palestine?

Palestinians’ will to free themselves from Israeli occupation is as strong as ever. Read more »

5 Feminist Albums That Got Us Through November

Get emotionally vulnerable with releases from Adele, Lotic, Summer Walker, and more. Read more »

Double Down: "King Richard" Is an Ode to the Power of Believing in Black Girls

“King Richard” succeeds in drawing us to root for the Williams family to beat the odds against them—the specter of both genteel and bloody racism, the gang violence that threatens their neighborhood. Read more »

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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 »

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

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

Mad Science: Deconstructing Bunk Reporting in 5 Easy Steps

British scientists have uncovered the truth behind one of modern culture's greatest mysteries: why little girls play with pink toys. Is it...

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In a Bizarre 1976 Comic Book, Spider-Man Fought the Villain of Misleading Sex Education

Last week, I came across a very strange comic book: in 1976, Planned Parenthood teamed up with Marvel to publish a one-off comic in which... Read more »