Culture

Remember and Resolve: Choice Is Central to “The Opposite of Fate”

Every choice we make is influenced by everything that has come to bear in our own lives and on our own belief systems. Read more »

Weaving the Wall: Devotional Art Counters State Violence in the Borderlands

Border artists summon the sacred and repair what has been broken. Read more »

Dr. Luke is Overshadowing a Woman’s Accomplishment. Again.

Though Dr. Luke should be a pariah in the music industry, he’s instead credited as one of the producers on “Say So.” Read more »

We’ve Entered Peak Dystopian Television, and Chris Harrison is Our King

Dystopian television is here, and it’s coming for our love lives—whether through song, or otherwise. Read more »

Her Own Terms: “Brown Album” is Porochista Khakpour’s Ode to the Others of Society

“Brown Album” clarifies who Porochista Khakpour considers her audience to be: those who have been othered in the United States of America. Read more »

Never Have I Ever Watched a Better Comedy about Grief

Saying goodbye to those we love when they pass on is the hardest thing we’ll ever do; it is also the most necessary. Read more »

BitchReads: 13 Books Feminists Should Read in May

It’s difficult to focus on anything, including pop culture, given that we’re in the midst of a life-altering pandemic—and that’s perfectly okay. Read more »

Black Barbie in Bulgari: Revisiting Hip Hop’s Ghetto Fabulous Era

Though ghetto fabulousness doesn’t quite look the same as it did in 1997, its influence lives on.    Read more »

Very Online: Twitter Has United Freelance Writers and Fair-Pay Advocates

“People are reading more content, and there are more freelancers, but there are fewer editors and staffers, and less money.” Read more »

American Hustle: Phyllis Schlafly, “Mrs. America,” and the Selling of Antifeminism

The show reckons with the impossible bargains demanded of women on either side of the ERA. Read more »

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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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Hot Under the Bonnet: The Cooptation of Amish Culture in Mass-Market Fiction

Dubbed “Amish romance novels,” “Amish fiction,” or the more waggish “bonnet rippers,” these novels just one entry point into the varying images of Amish communities in U.S. popular culture. Read more »

The Dramatic History of American Sex-Ed Films

In 1948, in a seventh grade classroom in Eugene, Oregon, a teacher dimmed the lights and flipped on 16mm projector. A film called Human... 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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