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BitchReads: 25 YA Novels Feminists Should Read in 2020

2020 has some of the most exciting and vibrant YA new releases. Read more »

Chani Nicholas Is Queering Astrology One Meme at a Time

While astrology isn’t a religion, it connects us with something larger than ourselves without the politics that come with institutionalized religion. Read more »

Does Representation Still Matter at the Golden Globes?: A Point/Counterpoint

Though the Golden Globes made progress around inclusion in 2019, it still has major issues with diversity. Read more »

BitchReads: 9 Essay Collections Feminists Should Read in 2020

Writing an essay collection requires an enhanced level of self-interrogation as well as an ability to weave myriad ideas together through a single theme. Read more »

BitchReads: 17 Memoirs Feminists Should Read in 2020

Tapping into a person’s unique experience and seeing the world through their eyes for a few hundred pages can expand our individual worldview. Read more »

BitchWatch: The Most Anticipated Movies of 2020

From a strong start with Little Women to Janelle Monáe in Antebellum.  Read more »

Popaganda: The Feminist Beauty Secrets of Witches

Carmen learns about the closely connected histories of witchy feminist movements and patriarchy-smashing glamour magic, how to cast spells for self-love and social change, and what makes a bar of soap into a magically political self-care device. Read more »

End All, Be All: A Roundtable About “Harriet” and the State of Black Film Criticism

We need to give critics space to ply their craft without pitting them against the films, the audiences, and/or each other. Read more »

Posthumous Humanity: Remembering Botham Jean, the Lone Police Victim Media Properly Covered

The coverage of Botham Jean’s death represents a course correction for media coverage of police brutality against Black victims, but there were still glaring errors. Read more »

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Tina Belcher's Sexual Revolution

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

Politically Correct Language Isn't Just About Being Polite—It's About Survival

Photo by Phillipe Leroyer (Creative Commons). Two weeks ago, Jonathan Chait published the lengthy essay “Not a Very P.C.... Read more »

All Hail the Queen?: What Do Our Perceptions of Beyoncé's Feminism Say about us?

The policing of feminist cred is the real moral contradiction. Read more »

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 »