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Soul Makeover: “The Princess Diaries” Is a Time Capsule of the Girl Power Era

The one positive outcome that sometimes arises from the genre is a makeover of the soul. Read more »

Misogynoir Nearly Killed Meghan Markle

Even the Duchess of Sussex, with skin so light her Blackness is debated on social media, says #MeToo when it comes to misogynoir. Read more »

Personal Capital: What Can We Do About Before and After Instagram Accounts?

“You’re not ugly, just poor” communicates that beauty is often not naturally occurring. Read more »

With “Justine,” Forsyth Harmon Charts Teen Queerness

Justine may weigh very little, but it’s emotionally heavy. Read more »

Goop She Did It Again: The Dangerous Obsession with Intuitive Fasting

We should all be alarmed by Paltrow’s power to repackage deeply harmful ideas. Read more »

Wellness Influencers Owe the Indian Farmers Their Solidarity

Maybe now would be a good time to engage in a self-reflexivity that has long been missing in the wellness industry as a whole. Read more »

In the World of “WandaVision,” It Has Been Grief All Along

WandaVision is ultimately a meditation about grief and the true origins of Wanda’s power. Read more »

Unlike “Gilmore Girls,” “Ginny and Georgia” Doesn’t Hide from Sex

Ginny and Georgia strikingly faces sex and sexuality head on, especially when held up against its predecessor. Read more »

Stripping Point: Nipplegate Exposed Our Deep Fear of Black Women’s Sexuality

Janet Jackson was punished for 9/16 of one second of nudity, while Justin Timberlake rose from her post–Super Bowl ashes. Read more »

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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 »

Will Filming the Police Keep Us Safe?

There’s a cultural idea that having someone looking over our shoulder makes us behave better. From fake security cameras to Elf... Read more »

Ms. Opinionated: I'm a Man. How Can I Help the Feminist Movement?

Welcome to Ms. Opinionated, our weekly advice column dealing with questions of life, love, feminism, and pop culture. This week, a reader... Read more »

Tina Belcher's Sexual Revolution

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