Culture

The Act of Naming: “Girlhood” Embraces the Monster Within

We’ll still be called sluts, witches, and harpies, so we may as well rise to the occasion. Read more »

“When Women Invented Television” Revives the Forgotten Women of TV

It’s time to honor the women behind television. Read more »

The “Magic School Bus” Reboot Ditches Ms. Frizzle's Extravagant Spirit

There’s uninspired scenery and characters—and a weirdly sexualized Ms. Frizzle. Read more »

Nobody’s Savior: Jay-Z Can’t Be Our Messiah

Jay-Z cannot deliver us into an era of racial equity. He’s nobody’s savior—not even his own. Read more »

“Love Is an Ex-Country” Triumphantly Prioritizes the Power of Joy

Joy is a way to heal people and to move forward in a world that’s constantly throwing ridiculous things at us. Read more »

“Libertie” Questions the Nature of Freedom Itself

What does it mean to be free? Read more »

Boomer to Zoomer: Grim Generational Relations Aren’t An Accident

There is only one winner in a generation war, and it’s not millennials or boomers or Gen Z—it’s capitalism. Read more »

Cis Gatekeepers Have No Place in Trans Stories

Allow trans people to tell trans stories on their own terms and through their own lens. Read more »

Is “WandaVision” Celebrating or Condemning the Military?

WandaVision is unsure of its footing when it comes to S.W.O.R.D. and the FBI. 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 »

No Disrespect: Black Women and the Burden of Respectability

Hollywood still filters (and distorts) the lives and histories of minorities through the eyes of the majority. Read more »

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 »

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 »