Culture

Victims Owe Us Nothing: Chanel Miller Reclaims Her Story and Identity in “Know My Name”

Chanel Miller’s weaving of her day-to-day life with the lingering trauma of her assault illustrates the singular way sexual-assault victims are asked to move through the world. Read more »

Jeannie Vanasco on Processing Rape by Writing About It

“The thing I felt most afraid of was publishing this and having feminists read it and be disappointed in me.” Read more »

“Big Mouth” Endlessly Explores Sexuality, but Still Stumbles on Queerness

It’s not that I’m surprised a television show failed to accurately represent bisexuality and pansexuality. It’s that I’m surprised Big Mouth was one of those shows. Read more »

Drop the Fry: Judging Elizabeth Holmes’s Voice Comes down to Bias

Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, Microsoft’s Cortana, and Google Assistant have one thing in common: They all have female-identified voices and names. Read more »

All Land is Sacred: Jolie Varela on the Healing Power of Hiking

The Indigenous Women Hike is her “sacred fire.”  Read more »

Just Look Up: Are BIPOC Birding Communities Gaining Momentum?

From books to social media to IRL meetups, and now TV, BIPOC birders are using varied mediums to get their communities outside. Read more »

Sailing Old Seas: The Seafarers Yacht Club Has a Legacy as Old as the Ocean

Though boating seems to be a luxurious activity reserved solely for the rich, famous, and otherwise wealthy, there’s one group that has long fought this misunderstanding, specifically for Black people. Read more »

“Unpregnant” Offers a Radical Normalization of Abortion and Reproductive Health

Even in a time where reproductive choice is in terrifying peril, it’s still possible to feel empowered in our choices­­—including the choice to laugh. Read more »

New Canon: A Roundtable about Travel Writing without the Other

Literature about traveling and adventure has a long history of evoking an Orientalist imaginary of Asia as perpetually exotic and dominable. Read more »

Running Forward: The Feminist Underbelly of the Dogsledding World

Regardless of gender, we all look the same in heavy parkas and down jackets. Read more »

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Eat, Pray, Spend: Priv-lit and the new, enlightened American dream

Priv-lit and the new, enlightened American dream. Read more »

It's Time to End the Long History of Feminism Failing Transgender Women

To imply that trans women pose a threat to cisgender women in restrooms is misinformation that preys on unfounded fears. Read more »

She-Hulk, Attorney at Law: She's Mean, She's Green, and She Believes in Due Process

Avenger. Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Member of the Fantastic Four. 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 »