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Godmothers of Invention: The Enduring Power of the Cinderella Story

There is no tale of Cinderella without her Fairy Godmother. Read more »

11 Podcasts for Your New Normal

New and old voices as you travel to and from work, on road trips, and just around the house. Read more »

“Rise to the Sun” Torches the Illusion of Perfection

What does it mean to love people, even when we know we could lose them? Read more »

With New Reboots, TV Tries to Fashion a Contemporary Queer Elite

I couldn’t help but wonder: Was the rise of the queer elite a sign of progress, or propaganda? Read more »

“Catfish” Still Has Lessons To Teach Us

There’s no better time than quarantine to really understand why people end up talking to people for long periods of time without meeting in person. Read more »

Dressed for Comfort: The Series Finale of “The Bold Type” Is Fashionably Emotional

The series finale of The Bold Type is a call back to the five seasons Kat, Jane, and Sutton shared on Freeform. Read more »

Environmental Expenses: The Multifaceted Costs of Period Products

Many people with periods are forced to pay sales tax on already expensive, disposable products for their periods. August and Rael are just some companies that are making period products accessible. Read more »

You Can Sit With Us: Reflecting on the Legacy of the “Baby-Sitters Club”

Why do we love what we do? How has our love failed us? Read more »

Super Saturated: Amina Mucciolo Sits Atop the Rainbow Curve

Amina Mucciolo is many things—a YouTuber, an Instagrammer, a designer, an artist—but through it all, she has remained true to herself.  Read more »

Is Hollywood Ready for the Realness of “Zola?”

You can’t tell stories about Black women without Black women creators. Read more »

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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 »

Ms. Opinionated: I'm a Man. How Can I Help the Feminist Movement?

Welcome to Ms. Opinionated, our weekly advice column dealing with questions of life, love, feminism, and pop culture. This week, a reader... 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 »

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 »