Fumbling toward Ecstasy with a Self-Love Soundtrack

I realized I had been wrong about self-pleasure. Read more »

BitchTapes: Pleasure

Andrea Silva mines personal experience, the melodrama of Colombian telenovelas, and growing up singing at funerals from a young age to create music imbued with a hazy melancholy that explores love, sensuality, and femininity. Read more »

BitchTapes: Pro-Choice Anthems

Given the onslaught of anti-choice legislation, this playlist is right on time. Read more »

“Surviving R. Kelly” Serves Up a Toxic Cocktail of Misogynoir and Masculinity

When Black girls are expected to avoid predators, while white girls are expected to be protected from them, that’s misogynoir. Read more »

“...Baby One More Time” and the Pop Princesses Who Started a Moral Panic

The sexuality of Britney Spears and the other pop princesses of her era was consumed en masse and then deemed inauthentic and dangerous by media, critics, and “concerned parent” groups. Read more »

BitchTapes: Christmas Is Here

Saying “happy holidays” does not contribute to a fictitious and ridiculous “war on Christmas.” Read more »

Grief Police: The Men Who Want Ariana Grande to Break Down

Grieving is messy and difficult and unpredictable, but being poked and prodded by paparazzi, reporters, and social-media users adds an unnecessary pressure that can send anyone into a tailspin. Read more »

BitchTapes: Holiday Travel

You can sing along—silently—and keep your head on straight. Read more »

BitchTapes: The Family Way

Singer-songwriter Laura Gibson turned in a thoughtful, multi-faceted playlist for our Family Values issue. Read more »

BitchTapes: World AIDS Day

Every December 1, the world commemorates the lives lost and the progress we’ve made Read more »

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