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YouTuber Myka Stauffer Illustrates the Problem with White Adoptive Parents

Adoptees have long known what it’s like to have our stories usurped by adoptive parents. Read more »

“365 Days” is another Abuse Story Painted as Romance

The romance genre has been dominated by dominant men for years. Read more »

Rebekah Weatherspoon Is the Queen of Erotic Romance

If you want to read romances with a bit more erotic heat to them, look no further than Rebekah Weatherspoon. Read more »

BitchReads: 17 Books Feminists Should Read in July

 This BitchReads list is curated to encourage everyone to find the small joys, including books, that will help us through this trying time. Read more »

Deadly Silence: “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark” Romanticizes Addiction and Tragedy

Michelle McNamara’s decision to push past the limits of her health and safety turns into another byproduct of the Golden State Killer’s story, rather than a warning about the perils of being consumed by one’s work. Read more »

Smoke Signal: Building the Past, the Present, and the Afrofuture

Today’s Afrofuturist art blurs the lines between present and future, fact and fiction, and fantasy and reality. Read more »

Very Online: Why Are “Euphoria” Viewers So Desperate to Paint Jules as the Villain?

The desperate desire to paint Jules as a villain is thinily veiled transphobia. Read more »

Even in Death, Breonna Taylor Is Being Disrespected

 It’s painful to think that a cute internet joke is needed to rile people up after the death of a Black woman. Read more »

Not So Ethical: On Media’s Continued Portrayal of Disabled People as Burdens

Article after article promotes the idea that disabled people are a burden. Read more »

Revisiting “Watchmen,” a New Kind of Superhero Epic

In Watchmen, as in the real world, the efficacy of law and justice is consistently betrayed by their racist foundations. Read more »

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Game Changer: Why Gaming Culture Allows Abuse... and How We Can Stop It

You're a Bolshevik feminist jewess that hates white people… and you expect to be taken seriously when you're “critique-ing” ...

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She-Hulk, Attorney at Law: She's Mean, She's Green, and She Believes in Due Process

Avenger. Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. Member of the Fantastic Four. Read more »

Where My Girls At: Meet Two of Ferguson's Black Queer Activists

Amid national discussions of police brutality and systemic racism, Black women have been the loudest and most consistent voices demanding change. Read more »

Saying Goodbye to Maria and the End of a Sesame Street Era

Growing up, Sesame Street's Maria was one of the best Latina role models I had. Read more »