Culture

Our Response to Adele’s Weight Loss Says More about Us Than Her

The body-positive movement limits its scope to individual people’s always evolving bodies rather than the systems that turn weight loss into headline-making news. Read more »

Not Your Crisis Daddy: Is Memeing Politicians Critique—or PR?

Memes stand apart in a range of political coverage that includes everything from established news reporting to satirical forums. Read more »

Sex Workers Are No Longer the Butt of the Joke. They’re Making Them.

Sex-worker comedians allow audiences to see erotic labor through the lens of the people who actually do it. Read more »

“Tiger King” Is about Murder, Mayhem, and Misogyny

“Tiger King” lends a hand to Joe Exotic’s agenda to sour Caroline Baskin’s reputation and make her, in the eyes of the public, a maniacal man-killer.  Read more »

Two Funny Moms Get Real about the Goriness of Having a Baby

“There’s No Manual” informs without scaremongering and advises without judging Read more »

“The Half of It” Isn’t Joking When It Says It Isn’t a Love Story

“The Half of It” seems to be more about the halfway happiness Ellie’s given. Read more »

Incinerating Injustice: Women Are Rightfully Furious Under Trump

All roads lead back to empathy. Read more »

Channeling Confidence: mxmtoon Sings for Queer Teens—and for Herself

“I have this platform where I can see my own audience reacting to who I am and feeling safe to express who they are as well.” Read more »

“All Boys Aren’t Blue” Offers Hope and Trust to Young Queer Black Readers

George M. Johnson has crafted an intimate community of Black queer readers. Read more »

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The Feminist Power of Female Ghosts

The female ghost is an enduringly fascinating figure. 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 »

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 »

The Forgotten History of the Women Who Shaped Modern Advertising

It's easy to dismiss advertising as an anti-feminist industry. Read more »