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A Love Scorned: What “You” Season 3 Says about Fans’ Obsession with Male Killers

Despite viewers’ desire to “fix” the fictional male serial killer, Love Quinn’s murderous heel turn didn’t get the same reaction from fans after Season 2. Read more »

Female Trouble: In the Absence of Tropes, What Can a Woman Be?

We still aren’t fully comfortable with women who can’t be slotted into recognizable roles. Read more »

Bare Trap: How Girls Gone Wild Sold Sham Empowerment

Much like OnlyFans, Girls Gone Wild appealed to people (mostly men) because it showcased “amateurs.” Read more »

Very Online: Emily Mariko Has Us Obsessed—for Now

There’s a fundamental contradiction in nearly all influencers’ lifestyle content. Read more »

Messy Reality: “Maid” Puts an Unflinching Lens on Women in Poverty

A lack of support for single mothers in poverty keeps the main character trapped in a cycle. Read more »

"Carefree Black Girls" Treats Black Women As Art

“The inspiration for the phrase and concept #CarefreeBlackGirl was the fact that, at that moment, I wasn’t feeling very carefree.” Read more »

Bloodlust: “Mayday” Is a Brutal, Irresistible Feminist Revenge Fantasy

Karen Cinorre delivers a bloody, cathartic thrill with Mayday. Read more »

Culture of Fear: 10 TV and Film Workers Call Out Hollywood Exploitation

The film and TV industry has been abusing its workers for decades with relentless schedules, stolen wages, grinding culture, unequal opportunity, and other hazardous conditions. Read more »

Picking Fights: Can Foraging Be Fruitful for People of Color?

Knowing one’s rights, the local laws, and being able to identify local plants are all important skills for foragers. A heightened sense of awareness, common among all people of color during any activity, is also particularly important. Read more »

Words Fail: “Dear Evan Hansen” Is an Obvious Disservice to Mental-Health Representation

Corny and contrived, Dear Evan Hansen is an obvious disservice to mental-health representation. Read more »

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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 »

It's Time to End the Long History of Feminism Failing Transgender Women

The marginalization of transgender women in feminism is not new, but the decades-long debate has taken on new dimension thanks to social media and the ease of finding strangers’ personal information online. 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 »