Culture

Remembering “Glee,” a Show That Fervently Celebrated LGBTQ Teens

Glee changed the representation game for queer kids on TV, which, in turn, changed the real-life game for queer kids off TV. Read more »

Chrissy Teigen Cyberbullied Teen Girls. She’s Not the Only One.

She, like most of Hollywood, understood the gratification of tearing down other celebrities, particularly those considered “infamous.” Read more »

Can “Master of None” Survive Aziz Ansari’s Scandal? We Still Don’t Know.

Master of None lost one of its most compelling components: unflinching emotional honesty. Read more »

“The Other Black Girl” Verbalizes the Horror of Workplace Racism

Zakiya Dalila Harris puts a contemporary social lens on the horror her book details. Read more »

No Way Up: Kathy Wang’s “Impostor Syndrome” Is a Tech World Satire

The book externalizes the ethical issues confronting tech. Read more »

Layered Onion: Remembering “Shrek,” the Ironic Film That Poked Fun at Us

Turning the fairy-tale genre on its head was a clever, if not totally novel, notion at the time. Read more »

5 Feminist Albums That Got Us Through May

As always, music provides a much-needed escape from the confusion of our current times. Read more »

Lunchbox Moment: “Gilmore Girls” Is Haunted by Its Asian American Problem

Gilmore Girls is a contradiction in and of itself: It’s a show that tried to represent Asians well but never quite gave the task its proper due. Read more »

We Still Don’t Believe Mentally Ill Women

Anna Fox is the epitome of a tragic, hysterical woman—the kind of character who’s easy to write off and should be a victim rather than a heroine. Read more »

Swiped Out: Nancy Jo Sales Wrote the Book on the Corporate Triumph of Big Dating

Misogyny wasn’t invented by dating apps. It was just weaponized by them. Read more »

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In a Bizarre 1976 Comic Book, Spider-Man Fought the Villain of Misleading Sex Education

Last week, I came across a very strange comic book: in 1976, Planned Parenthood teamed up with Marvel to publish a one-off comic in which... Read more »

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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Sojourner Truth, Unveiled

The leaders of the [women's suffrage] movement trembled on seeing a tall, gaunt black woman in a gray dress and white turban,...

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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 »