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Reply Guys, Sliding into the DMs, and the Intensification of Parasocial Relationships

Though the reply guy doesn’t mean any offense and doesn’t intend to cause harm, his mere presence can suffocate the women he’s always replying to. Read more »

So Wonderful and Warm: In “Watermelon Sugar,” Harry Styles Centers Women’s Euphoria

In “Watermelon Sugar,” women’s sexual bliss is the entire event. Read more »

Girl Likes Girl: Lindsay Sproul Queers the Mean Girl in YA

Lindsay Sproul spoke to Bitch about crafting a shitty lesbian teen character. Read more »

Demanding JoJo Siwa’s Sexuality Is a Means to Control Young, Female Entertainers

“You either die young or live long enough to see Jojo Siwa become a TikTok lesbian.” Read more »

Worth of the Cool: The Cachet and Co-optation of Black Muslim Style

We run the internet, even if the rest of y’all aren’t aware of it.  Read more »

Sex Workers Have Always Known That Zoom Is Anti-sex. Now, the Public Knows Too.

As we move into a more permanent online existence, people should be paying more attention to issues of surveillance. Read more »

Leave Summer Walker (And Her Nose) Alone

Instead of condemning Black women, like Summer Walker, who choose to alter their bodies, we should interrogate how the world made their existence in their inherited bodies hostile. Read more »

Glamour Shots: #HospitalGlam Pulls Back the Curtain on Disability and Beauty

Karolyn Gehrig is referring to both healthcare’s status as a luxury good, and the way traditional poses of illness are used to sell health and beauty back to us. Read more »

BitchTapes: Soundtracks from Fantasy Films

In this BitchTape, Rekha Shanker takes us on a fantastical journey, shining a light on soundtrack-born songs that help us suspend disbelief. Read more »

Making Fetch Happen: Fiona Apple’s New Album Is a Story of Resilience and Rebirth

Apple’s latest release is a refusal to relinquish control of her own story. Read more »

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What I Learned About Gender and Power from Sailor Moon

My life began in 1995 — the year I turned eight and became a divorced kid.    Read more »

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 »

Game Changer: Why Gaming Culture Allows Abuse... and How We Can Stop It

You're a Bolshevik feminist jewess that hates white people… and you expect to be taken seriously when you're “critique-ing” ...

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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 »