Culture

Audible Anger: Women in Rock Validate and Honor Anger

The very emotions rock centers, like anger, desperation, and full-bodied passion, are often weaponized against women. Read more »

You Can’t Map White Guilt onto Black Celebrities

I’m uncomfortable with white people asking Black celebrities to respond to police brutality every time it occurs. Read more »

Open Your Purse: On Twitter, Users Demand Celebrities Distribute Wealth to Fight Police Brutality

As everyday Twitter users discuss where to donate their one-time government stipend of $1,200, it can feel like the rich live on another planet where sharing wealth is a non-issue. Read more »

Tony McDade and Other Trans People Deserve Better than Deadnaming

It’s not accurate to call a trans person by incorrect pronouns, or a name that isn’t, and never was, their name. Read more »

Bethany C. Morrow Rewrites the Siren Song

There’s no way to opt out of oppression and dehumanization, and no way to opt in to the power majority. Read more »

Manipulative Neutrality: Mark Zuckerberg Won’t Fact-Check Trump, Threatening Democracy in the Process

At this point, it’s impossible to argue that social media is a neutral force. Read more »

(Un)happily Ever After?: TV Treats Arranged Marriage as an Archaic Indian Custom. It’s Not.

These stereotypical depictions ignore, to their detriment, the fact that many arranged marriages are consensual. Read more »

Intentionally Hidden: Mia Mercado’s “Weird but Normal” Honors Shame

“The idea of female sexuality is scary to a lot of people.” Read more »

Done Searching: Kehlani Powerfully Conquers Growings Pains on New Album

Kehlani has always worn her heart on her sleeve. Read more »

Without Condition: In “Fairest,” Meredith Talusan Dreams of Freedom from Others’ Perception

“My gender and race reflected on each other like a dizzying hall of distorted mirrors.” Read more »

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"Moonlight" is an Essential Work of Art for the Current Political Moment

Moonlight displays the kind of empathy and humanity that we desperately need right now. Read more »

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 »

A Look at How Media Writes Women of Color

Nearly every Saturday morning, feminists of color hold Twitter discussions taking a deeper look at issues, such as gender violence. It’s the... Read more »

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 »