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8 Books to Read in Honor of Filipino American Heritage Month

From fantasy to nonfiction, a graphic novel and queer romance, here are eight recently published and upcoming books by Filipino authors. Read more »

7 Scary Books Feminists Should Read This Halloween and Beyond

Horror’s roots live with women. Read more »

Overstating Ohio: How “Law & Order: SVU” Increased Stigma about Abortion Bans

Evangeline’s story is more common than SVU would have us believe. Read more »

99 Percent Savior: In Contemporary Horror, It’s the Final Girl versus the Rich

The Final Girl is no longer a babysitter or camp counselor, but a working-class outsider to wealth and decadence who is treated as an exploitable object to be lured in with money. Read more »

Morbid Awakenings: Caitlin Doughty Is Helping Kids—and Adults—Ask Questions about Death

In the United States, death is hard to talk about; it’s arguably even harder to ask other people questions about. Read more »

(Not So) Real Monsters: Why Do We Still Care about Ted Bundy?

What is there to learn from a serial killer who, like almost all notorious serial killers, is white, male, and wholly mediocre? Read more »

Good As Hex: Lindy West’s “The Witches Are Coming” Brews up Anger and Optimism

Though Lindy West’s sarcasm is as extravagant as ever, it can’t be mistaken for cynicism. Read more »

The Case for a Black Princess Carolyn

For Princess Carolyn, the case for her identity as a Black woman offers a more nuanced lens through which to view her character. Read more »

Finite Love: What Lesbian Period Dramas Lose When We Project Our Fears on Them

Films and television series featuring queer characters are still relatively scarce. Read more »

(Mis)measuring Intelligence: Environmental Racism Is Assaulting the Minds of People of Color

Harriet A. Washington argues that intelligence is malleable rather than fixed or inherited, and that it’s possible to solve the problem of poisons and pathogens attacking the nervous systems of people of color. Read more »

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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 »

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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It's Time to End the Long History of Feminism Failing Transgender Women

The marginalization of transgender women in feminism is not new, but the decades-long debate has taken on new dimension thanks to social media and the ease of finding strangers’ personal information online. 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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