Culture

Brand New World: Nellie Bly’s Record-Defying Travels

Nellie Bly developed an unprecedented writing style as a way to overcome prejudice against female reporters.  Read more »

10 Women’s Sports Stories That Would Make Great Films

ESPN series 30 for 30 is excellent—but covers almost only dudes. Here are some female athletes they should feature. Read more »

A New Origin: Joan Morgan Changes the Narrative of Black Women’s Sexuality

Finding and sustaining pleasure is crucial to living a good feminist life. Read more »

Backtalk: YA's Cancel Culture

This week, Dahlia and Amy dig into the world of YA drama. Recently, two YA authors have chosen to cancel their own debut novels after being called out by some readers for “problematic” issues in the text. Dahlia and Amy talk about the effects of a cancel culture that demands perfect art. Also, a... Read more »

America’s Forgotten Female Astronauts

In the 1960s, a group of women spent months training for space travel. But they never got to go.  Read more »

Black Women Worked as Some of NASA’s First Computers

Back when “computers” referred to people, Black women were some of NASA’s most crucial mathematicians.  Read more »

From Information Superhighway to Digital Runway: The Complicated Legacy of Fashion Blogging

In its own way, fashion and beauty blogging is as aspirational as traditional fashion media. Read more »

The Radical Working-Class Roots of Improv Comedy

Most comedy fans don’t know that improv was created by a female social worker. Read more »

No Scales, No Bones: Demanding Better Representation of Eating Disorders

It is imperative that we continue publishing literature and producing visual media that raises awareness about eating disorders, but it’s long past time for us to get it right. Read more »

18 Dominicanx Women to Know, Read, and Listen To

Celebrating the dedicated and passionate Dominicanx making waves in their fields. Read more »

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Critical Conditions: For Trans Individuals, Seeking Medical Care Can Be a Minefield

When trans individuals encounter the medical system, they're often met with discrimination and misunderstanding. 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 »

Sojourner Truth, Unveiled

The leaders of the [women's suffrage] movement trembled on seeing a tall, gaunt black woman in a gray dress and white turban,...

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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 »