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20 Years Later, Aaliyah’s Musical Legacy Is Still Untouchable

She is still the patron saint of R&B-pop, a genre that emerged during the late ’90s and early aughts. Read more »

Demon Seed: “False Positive” Treats Wombs as Receptacles for Terror

In each of these films, it’s the male ego that guides the doctors and fathers. Read more »

Terms of Service: Inside Social Media’s War on Sex Workers

Instagram has long used strict terms of service to antagonize sex workers. Read more »

Soft Power: Nichole Perkins Redesigns the Politics of Desire

People still have a hard time recognizing that Black women need to be protected. Read more »

Stacked Deck: The True Costs of Breast Implants

More and more women believe their implants are causing them harm—and they’re determined to have them removed. Read more »

False Hope: Can Anyone Stop Religious Conversion Camps?

Pray Away cracks open the duality of “belonging.” Read more »

Land Mine: Did “Rutherford Falls” Need to Center a White Guy?

The story draws on a narrative that has gained traction in the reckoning around race and history. Read more »

Queer Fear: The “Fear Street” Trilogy Refuses to Bury Its Gays

Fear Street refuses to prioritize straight, white leads like the slasher films of the past. Read more »

5 Feminist Organizations Fighting Planet Earth’s Climate Crisis

5 feminist responses to climate change. Read more »

Better Than Sex Ed: Pop Culture Is Teaching Teens About Sex

When sex education isn’t what kids need, they look to pop culture for the answers. Read more »

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Where My Girls At: Meet Two of Ferguson's Black Queer Activists

Amid national discussions of police brutality and systemic racism, Black women have been the loudest and most consistent voices demanding change. Read more »

All Hail the Queen?: What Do Our Perceptions of Beyoncé's Feminism Say about us?

The policing of feminist cred is the real moral contradiction. Read more »

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 »