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Waste Land: For Migrants, Water Bottles Are a Matter of Life and Death

Plasticity has historically been denied to the racialized “whose bodies are seen as rigid, inflexible, overly reactive, and insufficiently absorptive, contagions to the potential growth of the population.” Whiteness is defined by plasticity, by the capacity for change and growth. The land is allowed to change and grow, but only when it serves the interests of the state.

Toys Are Us: Unlocking Trauma Through Classic Trinkets

“Living in a world filled with uncertainty and some pretty terrible things, people are seeking toyetic comfort food.” Read more »

Owe Really: Financial Advice Ignores the Shared Reality of Debt

When financial advice doesn’t openly acknowledge that people live with debt, it only reinforces shame and guilt. Read more »

Refresh and Rebuild: Plotting the Future of New York’s Most Conservative Borough

“We get a bad narrative that it’s Trumpville, that it’s racist,” Jasmine Robinson, who moved to Staten Island from the Bronx when she was 17, tells Bitch. “That’s not all of Staten Island.”  Read more »

20 Years Later, Muslim Women Reflect on Post-9/11 Islamophobia

Suspicious looks. Verbal harassment. Unshakeable fear. Read more »

You Are the Sun: Being Single Is No Longer a Social Sob Story

Partnership is not a prize to be won or a goal to be achieved. Read more »

Numbers Game: Pro-Ana, Incels, and the Incessant Policing of Women’s Bodies

For incels and pro-ana alike, conforming to beauty standards is the only path to happiness and success. Read more »

Love Sick: It’s Time to Uncouple Care Work from Romantic Love

The pandemic has laid bare the American assumption that romantic relationships provide all the care we need. Read more »

Can Pregnant People Take the COVID Vaccine? Nobody Knows.

Pregnant women are simply presumed to be unfit for trials, when in fact, they should be presumed to be integral. Read more »

Bitch in a Box: 7 Gifts To Help You Connect Over Time and Space

 A few ideas to help you feel less lonely. Read more »

Bitch in a Box: 9 Gifts To Buy If You Are Into Self-Pleasure

In honor of things that feel good. Read more »

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Target Market: Black Women with Guns: Frontier Feminists or Insurrectionists?

The guns Black women carry are symbols of their abilities to be both frontierwomen and nurturing warrior mothers birthing a new generation of revolutionaries. Read more »