Culture

Cold Comfort: “The Goop Lab” Proves Capitalist Takes on Self-Care Aren’t Going Anywhere

“We’re here one time, one life, like, how can we really like milk the shit out of this?” Read more »

Normalized Abuse: Ari Lennox, Blue Ivy, and the Quest to Make Black Girls Hate Themselves

Unfortunately, anti-Black ridicule, much of which is grounded in colorism, only increases when a Black woman becomes famous. Read more »

BitchReads: 13 Graphic Novels Feminists Should Read in 2020

Whether you’re on the search for a light and fun read, or a heavy and political one, you’ll find a graphic novel worth reading in 2020. Read more »

Very Online: Influencers of Color Are Starting a Quiet Revolution about Pay Disparities

Brands are not being inclusive or diverse at all, and, when they are, they’re doing the bare minimum. Read more »

Screaming Match: “Marriage Story” Doesn’t Reckon with the Misogyny of Its Male Protagonist

What’s most disheartening about Marriage Story is that Noah Baumbach clearly believes Charlie and Nicole deserve the same happy ending. Read more »

“The L Word: Generation Q” Stumbles Over a Alcoholism Storyline—Again

I’d like to see a queer character onscreen who has struggled with addiction but has done the work to be well. Read more »

Patriarchy Proof: Thinx and the Perils of Emphasizing Female Founders

Is it actually good that we inherently trust, and buy from, “female founded” brands?  Read more »

Popaganda: Climate Anxiety, but Make It Fashion

Building a fashion economy where the environment and the workers along the supply chain are treated with respect is possible. Read more »

Numa Perrier Brings Humanity to the Cam-Girl Experience

Numa Perrier’s story of sexual awakening and self-realization is gritty and realistic without ever turning its Black women characters into victims. Read more »

Flewed Out: After 20 Years, “Chicken Run” Remains a Lesson in Ethical Labor

Ginger and her chooks taught us that collective action, coalition building, consciousness-raising, and plucky persistence are necessary ingredients for a revolution. Read more »

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It's Time to End the Long History of Feminism Failing Transgender Women

To imply that trans women pose a threat to cisgender women in restrooms is misinformation that preys on unfounded fears. Read more »

Tina Belcher's Sexual Revolution

Tina Belcher breaks all the rules of network sitcoms. That's why she's wonderful.  Read more »

Dear Bear: My Partner Makes No Money. Is That a Problem?

Our advice columnist offers a lesson in anticapitalist self-care. Read more »

The Dramatic History of American Sex-Ed Films

In 1948, in a seventh grade classroom in Eugene, Oregon, a teacher dimmed the lights and flipped on 16mm projector. A film called Human... Read more »