Culture

Worthy Secrets: Stepford-esque Men Create True Horror in “The Husbands”

Chandler Baker’s second adult novel takes a look at what equality really means. Read more »

Leap of Faith: Tokyo’s Olympics Spotlight the Women Changing Gymnastics

A new generation of gymnasts rethinks the expectations—and rejects the abuses—that previous ones endured. Read more »

Tingling Meditation: The Pandemic Gives Medical ASMR New Meaning

ASMR provides a small way to enjoy the world without the worry of contracting COVID. Read more »

BitchReads: 13 Books Feminists Should Read in August

The books just keep on coming. Read more »

The Costly Quest for Superhuman Strength

Our culture—our time, our work, and of course, our bodies—is more consumed by optimization than ever. Read more »

5 Feminist Albums That Got Us Through July

These feminist-tinged albums are all in their feelings. Read more »

Remembering the Unshakable Jewishness of “The Nanny”

Jewish television characters have historically been outliers. Read more »

Making Waves: In “Luca” and “Wolfwalkers,” Monstrousness Is a Queer Metaphor

While the two films feature protagonists’ attempts to assimilate into human culture, they also ultimately do so under the threat of violence and discrimination. Read more »

Human First: Black Women Athletes Aren’t Your Performance Mules

Discrediting Black women athletes is par for the course in sports. Read more »

“Stolen” Reclaims the Narrative of the Troubled Teen

A survivor challenges institutional child abuse masquerading as therapy. Read more »

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The Dramatic History of American Sex-Ed Films

In 1948, in a seventh grade classroom in Eugene, Oregon, a teacher dimmed the lights and flipped on 16mm projector. A film called Human... 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 »

Dear Bear: My Partner Makes No Money. Is That a Problem?

Our advice columnist offers a lesson in anticapitalist self-care. 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 »