Culture

Bravado and Branding: Instagrammable Startups Can’t Save Trans Healthcare

We can’t rely on the economy of influencers to solve a healthcare disparity. Read more »

Preying on Predators: “Violation” Is a Measured Study of Rape-Revenge Hurt

Our protagonist is a martyr at her breaking point, someone who’s pushing through her limits to balance the scales of justice because she knows no one else will. Read more »

“Framing Britney Spears” Is a Portrait of a Pop Star on Fire

Framing Britney Spears is a clear indictment of society’s stigmatization of mental illness. Read more »

Bad Blood: The Quiet Misogyny of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”

To understand Joss Whedon’s nerdy repackaging of entitlement toward women and their bodies, one must look no further than the subtext of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” Read more »

“I Care a Lot” is Visceral Catharsis for Women’s Rage

There’s therapy to be found in these films. Read more »

Great American Nowhere: “Nomadland” Is the Movie “Hillbilly Elegy” Wants to Be

Nomadland actively rejects poverty porn tropes. Read more »

No Conversation: @DudesInTheDMs Is Making the Internet Safer for Women

Any woman can send Paige Woolen screenshots of unwanted DMs and have them shared with 61,000 followers. Read more »

Joss Whedon and the Persistence of Prioritizing Male “Creative Genius”

What if we cared more about justice than “male genius?”  Read more »

Fucking Tired: Fixing “The Bachelor’s” Racism Isn’t Rachel Lindsay’s Job

Rachel Lindsay has become the built-in key to solving the empire’s ongoing problems with racism. Read more »

#FreeBritney Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg

For the disability community, this movement could result in major changes to a system that has been taken at face value. Read more »

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Oh Joy Sex Toy: How I Realized I'm Asexual

Artist Kiku H shares her personal experiences learning what it means to be asexual. 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 »

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 »

The Forgotten History of the Women Who Shaped Modern Advertising

It's easy to dismiss advertising as an anti-feminist industry. Read more »