Culture

Romantic Resilience: Jamal Jordan Captures the Beauty of Queer Love in Color

This book is offering a unique gift to the world, one that presents a new story with new definitions and new possibilities. Read more »

Afrominimalism Offers a New Vision for Black People

Minimalism’s loudest voices have historically been white people who consistently overlook how people of color, especially Black people, have to approach minimalism differently. Read more »

Of Course Cis People Are Being Weird About Elliot Page’s Body

Many cis people have a long way to go when it comes to thinking critically about talking about trans people and their bodies. Read more »

Cruella Is an Irredeemable Villain—and Disney Should Keep Her That Way

Just because a villain is a woman doesn’t mean she needs to be redeemed. Read more »

#MeFirst: Lady Gaga Doesn’t Need to Name Her Rapist

Treating survivors as a monolith only perpetuates further violence against them. Read more »

Finally, a Neurodivergent Family Saves the World

Just because a routinely ableist society often overlooks and underestimates neurodiverse people, that doesn’t mean they aren’t integral to the world around us. Read more »

Kristen Arnett’s “With Teeth” Packs a Huge Bite

As unreliable a character as Sammie is, the reader knows she’s not a liar. Read more »

Cute Overload: Pride, Kink, and the “Smol Bean–Industrial Complex”

It’s important to remember that respectability will not save us. Read more »

Jessica Darling Saved Teen Girls in the 2000s. Can She Do It Again?

For a lonely teenage girl looking for a reflection of herself in a culture that disdains her, a brutally honest, interiority-heavy YA book can be a lifeline. Read more »

BitchReads: 17 Books Feminists Should Read in June

The books just keep on coming. Read more »

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The Feminist Power of Female Ghosts

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

No Disrespect: Black Women and the Burden of Respectability

Hollywood still filters (and distorts) the lives and histories of minorities through the eyes of the majority. Read more »

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 »

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 »