Culture

Color Struck: Hollywood Can’t Scrub Its Colorism Problem

In the Heights is anxiously concerned about the white gaze. Read more »

Brain Power: Cartoons Diversify the Face of Neurodivergence

Recent animated shows, including The Owl House and She-Ra and the Princesses of Power are beautifully doing this work. Read more »

Written On the Body: For Deborah Copaken, Biology Is a Battlefield

She is using her body as a megaphone. Read more »

You Can’t Break Naomi Osaka Down

Athletes are no longer letting their audiences off the hook. Read more »

Emilly Prado Closes the Coffin on Her Old Life

Everybody’s sense of memory changes over time. Read more »

This Woman’s Work: “Lupita” Gets Inside the Life of an Indigenous Resistance Leader

“This is a woman [who] can tell the story of 500 years of repression of Indigenous peoples.” Read more »

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 »

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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 »

One-Sentence Reviews of the Lesbian Netflix Canon

Lez face it: when you’re a ladygay like myself, cruising the internet for something to watch, you realize very quickly that there are a whole... 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 »

The Feminist Power of Female Ghosts

The female ghost is an enduringly fascinating figure. Read more »