Culture

Cerulean Blues: “The Devil Wears Prada” Fashions a Cautionary Tale

Most media outlets still favor the image of equality over doing the real work that true equality would require. Read more »

White Magic: The Spellbinding Writing Power of Elissa Washuta

Elissa Washuta demonstrates the inherent power of storytelling. Read more »

Tarnished Wings: Victoria’s Secret Can’t Hide Its Toxic Legacy

Victoria’s Secret’s brand was built upon the hypersexualization of women’s bodies and the glorification of eating disorders. Read more »

5 Feminist Albums That Got Us Through June

If you’re looking for a confidence booster, these new releases won’t disappoint. Read more »

Time After Time: Queer History Comes Alive in “One Last Stop”

Queer history is many times, many places, many persons. Read more »

Inner Demons: “Physical” Presents a Darker Underdog Story

The show depicts an unfulfilled housewife’s inner demons with brutal clarity, making for a compelling but difficult watch. Read more »

Chef’s Kiss: Soleil Ho Doesn’t Want to Be the First and Only

Her journey is less about accolades and more about ensuring she isn’t “the only one” in the notoriously exclusive food and restaurant space. Read more »

Super Fly: “Tuca & Bertie’s” New Season Is an Incisive Look at Friendship

After a year in limbo, the bird besties are back. Read more »

Buzz Off: Of Course, “The Bachelorette” Found a Way to Objectify Sex Positivity

This show can’t run from its long history of peddling purity myths. Read more »

Once Again, Disney Attempts to Co-opt Pride Month

Disney’s disinterest in truly embracing the same consumers its Pride messaging targets sends a clear-cut message. Read more »

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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 »

Mad Science: Deconstructing Bunk Reporting in 5 Easy Steps

British scientists have uncovered the truth behind one of modern culture's greatest mysteries: why little girls play with pink toys. Is it...

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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 »

Hot Under the Bonnet: The Cooptation of Amish Culture in Mass-Market Fiction

Dubbed “Amish romance novels,” “Amish fiction,” or the more waggish “bonnet rippers,” these novels just one entry point into the varying images of Amish communities in U.S. popular culture. Read more »