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Where There's Smoke: Sherman Alexie and the Toll of Literary Tokenism

Alexie was the singular voice of Native American literature. Maybe he shouldn’t have been. Read more »

“The White Lotus” Shines Its Tiki Torch on Settler Colonialism

The White Lotus looks to critique masculinity and its many toxicities. Read more »

BitchReads: 11 Books Feminists Should Read in September

Greet fall with these upcoming titles. Read more »

Summoning Yourself: The Role of Conjure in “Candyman”

Sometimes desire is layered with disbelief, but the summoner gets what they asked for regardless. Read more »

Sun Worshiper: Lorde Doesn’t Want to be a Messiah—or Does She?

She doesn’t want to be a messiah; she wants to be a devotee. Read more »

Academia Is Even Darker than We Thought

Katie Zhao and Victoria Lee are shaping the canon of dark academia. Read more »

5 Feminist Albums That Got Us Through August

As summer winds down, new releases from artists such as Cleo Sol, Billie Eilish, and Tinashe will hit the spot. Read more »

Loose Threads: Anna Qu Wants Us to Know the Truth About Garment Factories

Anna Qu relied on her powers of observation to survive a punishing home environment. Read more »

Sex Workers Deserve Better than OnlyFans

Why would OnlyFans bite the hand that feeds it? Read more »

Twists and Turns: Simone Biles, Kerri Strug, and the Trouble with “Taking One for the Team”

She showed the world she was more than a mule for Olympic medals. Read more »

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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 »

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 »

What I Learned About Gender and Power from Sailor Moon

My life began in 1995 — the year I turned eight and became a divorced kid.    Read more »

Why You Should Pay for Porn

If you’re a progressive middle-class individual, chances are you think about where your food comes from. Maybe you try to buy shoes that are... Read more »