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Nest Eggs: The Booming Baby-Shower Industry Empowers Anti-Choicers

Baby showers and gender-reveal parties reinforce a dangerous narrative perpetuated by anti-choice groups. Read more »

We’re Here, We’re Beer, Get Used to It: Brewing up a Tasty New Paradigm for Female Beer Enthusiasts

Why has a libation with such a female-centric origin story become coded, over time, as the near-exclusive reserve of men? Read more »

Cabin Fever: The New Luxury of Adult Summer Camp

Scroll through the websites of most of the adult summer camps and look at the founders, counselors, and instructors. You’ll rarely see a Black person or person of color. Read more »

From Butt Masks to Glass Dildos: The Commercialization of Self-Care and Wellness

If your brand claims to value mental health and wellness, then it should go beyond lip service. Read more »

Cake Is Never Just Cake: The Fraught Politics of Fatness, Desire, and Eating Your Feelings

Within the framework of capitalist systems, eating “right” has been tied to financial and social privilege in a way that further marginalizes people who are already struggling. Read more »

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Many of us think of washing someone’s mouth out with soap as an outdated punishment for ill-tempered children, but for a long time it was also commonplace as a corrective for women.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

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 »

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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 »