Culture

Rebecca Nagle on the Case That Could Alter Indigenous Land Rights Forever

The Supreme Court’s decision will likely impact the treaty and land rights of five tribes in Oklahoma.  Read more »

Siren Songs: Nina MacLaughlin on Revisiting the Women of Ovid’s “Metamorphoses”

In Wake, Siren, Ovid’s women emerge as unique individuals, fully formed and very often full of anger. Read more »

The Final (Male) Frontier: “Lucy in the Sky” and “Proxima” Bring Women Astronauts down to Earth

The final frontier continues to be a male-dominated arena, fertile ground for storytelling that taps into masculine psychologies in symbolically grandiose fashion. Read more »

Binding Harm: Generations of Witches Intertwine Rituals and Activism

To be a witch is to have and to exercise agency on behalf of all. Read more »

Bending Reality: “Undone” Is a Testament to Hollywood’s Cripping up Problem

Disabled stories need disabled writers, consultants, directors and producers, too. Read more »

Very Online: Black-Run Plant Instagram Accounts Are Connecting Black People to Their Roots

Digital plant communities aren’t as accessible—or welcoming—for those who aren’t white. Read more »

5 Underrated Messy Bisexual Characters Blessing Our Televisions

Most importantly, none of these characters are “perfect.” Read more »

Backtalk: OK Meme-er

This week, Dahlia and Amy talk about the meme that’s the perfect digital eye roll. Read more »

In the Muck: With “In the Dream House,” Carmen Machado Archives Queer Women’s Pain

“Our culture does not have an investment in helping queer folks understand what their experiences mean.” Read more »

The "Steven Universe" Movie Reminds Us That Change is the Only Path to Growth

There are few cartoons—few series as a whole—as impactful as Steven Universe. Read more »

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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 »

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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Why You Should Pay for Porn

If you’re a progressive middle-class individual, chances are you think about where your food comes from. Maybe you try to buy shoes that are... Read more »

One-Sentence Reviews of the Lesbian Netflix Canon

Lez face it: when you’re a ladygay like myself, cruising the internet for something to watch, you realize very quickly that there are a whole... Read more »