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Bad Mouths: The Long History of Sanitizing Women’s Language

Many of us think of washing someone’s mouth out with soap as an outdated punishment for ill-tempered children, but for a long time it was also commonplace as a corrective for women.

Culinary Poet: For Chef Miranti, Unapologetic Feasting Is a Gift and a Goal

“Our biggest issue in America is the fact that people have a very toxic relationship with food.” Read more »

Check Yourself Before You Wreck Someplace Else: A Guide to Responsible Summer Travel

Too often, tourists engage in gross practices and act a mess. Here’s what to avoid. Read more »

Ready for Takeoff: Mapping the Black Travel Renaissance

Black travel groups are making travel more accessible and affordable. Read more »

Mastering Life: How BDSM Is Teaching Women to Become More Assertive

The negotiation skills that you learn through BDSM will carry over into your everyday because relationships, whether romantic or professional, always require communication to be successful. Read more »

Popaganda: Raising Feminist Kids

This episode features guidance on talking to kids about all kinds of complicated issues. Writer and photographer Margaret Jacobsen explains how they speak frankly with their kids about pretty much everything, including their open... Read more »

Canfei to Canji: The Freedom of Being Loud

The erasure of disabled people is one of the most common international crimes against humanity. Read more »

Popaganda: Queering Family Values

“Family values” has been co-opted by right-wing folks. But what the hell! Feminists have strong values, and we have strong families, too. On today’s episode, we’re queering family values. For a lot of queer folks, the traditional concept of family is wrought with complicated feelings—a lot of blood... Read more »

Parent Trap: Why Mother’s and Father’s Day Still Aren’t Playing Their Cards Right

Mother’s and Father’s Day continue to do the cultural work of reinforcing popular notions of gendered parenting. Read more »

Bumped Off: What Will It Take to Destigmatize Teen Motherhood?

Young moms from less privileged backgrounds, as well as teen moms of color like me, are still waiting for positive reflections of ourselves on TV. Read more »

Mothers of Contention: For Female Authors, Parenthood and Legitimacy Are Still Linked

There’s a distinction between asking someone to understand that your experience is different from hers and asking her to accept that your experience is better. Read more »

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