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We Aren’t Alone: On TikTok, Black Girls Find Visibility—And Racist Hate

Gen Z and millennial Black women content creators say the newly popular lip-sync app empowers their voices, but they still face the same misogynoir as their progenitors. Read more »

Popaganda: Inside Michele Pred’s Feminist Artist Studio

Pred has spent the last few years transforming vintage purses into political statements. Read more »

Very Online: Making Facial Recognition Easier Might Make Stalking Easier Too

 This technology is powerful and incredibly invasive. Read more »

In Season 2, “Shrill” Challenges Viewers—and Itself—on Fat Politics

Shrill’s sophomore season widens the show’s narrative to explore other areas of Annie’s life and identity. Read more »

Snow Thank You: “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” Can’t Redeem a Villain

Redemption has to be earned; attempting to retcon it through a perilous backstory is always a dicey proposition. Read more »

A Time to Sing: “Un Violador En Tu Camino” Becomes a Global Protest Anthem

The song is a clear, material, experience-based assessment of universal structures of power and what they do to us. Read more »

This Is Fucky: Simulated Influencers Are Turning Identity into a Form of Currency

CGI influencers make companies money without the trouble of a fully realized humanity. Read more »

We Were Seeds: 10 Stories to Read to Understand the “American Dirt” Controversy

Latinx writers (and those who support them) are being incredibly vocal about the harm this book has caused. Read more »

The Thirst Order: “The Rise of Skywalker” Ignites Complicated Feelings for Feminist Fans

Now that Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker makes Reylo canon, debates about whether or not it constitutes a harmful relationship depiction are back in full force. Read more »

More of the Same: The Worst Reboots on the Horizon

Do we really need to keep telling the same stories over and over again? Read more »

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A Look at How Media Writes Women of Color

Nearly every Saturday morning, feminists of color hold Twitter discussions taking a deeper look at issues, such as gender violence. It’s the... Read more »

Ms. Opinionated: I'm a Man. How Can I Help the Feminist Movement?

Welcome to Ms. Opinionated, our weekly advice column dealing with questions of life, love, feminism, and pop culture. This week, a reader... Read more »

The Feminist Power of Female Ghosts

The female ghost is an enduringly fascinating figure. Read more »

Eat, Pray, Spend: Priv-Lit and the New, Enlightened American Dream

Even as reports on joblessness, economic recovery, and home foreclosures suggest that no one is immune to risk during this recession, the popularity of women’s wellness media has persisted and, indeed, grown stronger.  Read more »