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girl in red Wants to Follow Her Impulses

She is ever-changing and ever-evolving. Read more »

5 Feminist Albums That Got Us Through April

We’re all still searching for comfort and inspiration. Read more »

Daughters of the Resurrection: For Black Women, “Lemonade” Still Feels Like Home

Though the album delves deep into the pain of infidelity, it shouldn’t be separated from its depiction of Black womanhood as a far-reaching community forged from shared experience. Read more »

“Love in Color” Modernizes the Myths We Love to Hate

Rather than denote these tales as relics of the past, she communicates the value of these myths, stories retold for centuries that reveal all the things that love can be. Read more »

A Woman Hasn’t Won a Writing Oscar in 13 Years. That Could Change on Sunday.

A female screenwriter hasn’t won an Oscar since George W. Bush was in office. Read more »

Hold Up: When Music Treats Softness as a Superpower

“Hold Up” is a nuanced love song in which the female protagonist isn’t begging or asking for love; she’s making a clear and precise declaration. Read more »

Delicate Goods: The Ornamental Objectification of Asian American Women in Pop Culture

Being Gwen Stefani’s add-ons superseded their place as human beings. Read more »

Criminal Accessories: The Ruthless Style of London’s Forty Elephants Gang

The Forty Elephants remain one of the most successful and longest-lasting criminal organizations in English history. Read more »

Cat-Eared Brainwashing: “Josie and the Pussycats” Prophesied the Age of Influencers

It’s a film that tickles the absurdities of the past and, in doing so, has successfully determined the misfortunes of our future. Read more »

“Shadow and Bone” Diversifies Its Fantasy World

The characters feel like a chosen family who are just starting to come together. Read more »

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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 »

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 »

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 »