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Goop She Did It Again: The Dangerous Obsession with Intuitive Fasting

We should all be alarmed by Paltrow’s power to repackage deeply harmful ideas. Read more »

Wellness Influencers Owe the Indian Farmers Their Solidarity

Maybe now would be a good time to engage in a self-reflexivity that has long been missing in the wellness industry as a whole. Read more »

In the World of “WandaVision,” It Has Been Grief All Along

WandaVision is ultimately a meditation about grief and the true origins of Wanda’s power. Read more »

Unlike “Gilmore Girls,” “Ginny and Georgia” Doesn’t Hide from Sex

Ginny and Georgia strikingly faces sex and sexuality head on, especially when held up against its predecessor. Read more »

Stripping Point: Nipplegate Exposed Our Deep Fear of Black Women’s Sexuality

Janet Jackson was punished for 9/16 of one second of nudity, while Justin Timberlake rose from her post–Super Bowl ashes. Read more »

The Only Gaze Is Ours: Tracing the Evolution of Black Women’s Stories

Writing about Black people feels limitless. It feels infinite. Read more »

What, like It’s Hard?: The Enduring Legacy of “Legally Blonde”

Elle is not only harassed, but also has the harassment weaponized against her.  Read more »

“Moxie” Isn’t Perfect, but Neither Are New Feminists

Moxie is more educational than groundbreaking. Read more »

Avenging Eve: The Death of Eden and the Birth of Patriarchy

The biblical origin story teaches us that the woman who dares disobey God is the monster. Read more »

“What’s Mine and Yours” Complicates the School Segregation Story

Naima Coster’s prescient novel brings human faces to a broader social issue. Read more »

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Ms. Opinionated: I'm a Man. How Can I Help the Feminist Movement?

Welcome to Ms. Opinionated, our weekly advice column dealing with questions of life, love, feminism, and pop culture. This week, a reader... Read more »

Eat, Pray, Spend: Priv-Lit and the New, Enlightened American Dream

Even as reports on joblessness, economic recovery, and home foreclosures suggest that no one is immune to risk during this recession, the popularity of women’s wellness media has persisted and, indeed, grown stronger.  Read more »

Oh Joy Sex Toy: How I Realized I'm Asexual

Artist Kiku H shares her personal experiences learning what it means to be asexual. Read more »

The Feminist Power of Female Ghosts

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