Culture

Afrominimalism Offers a New Vision for Black People

Minimalism’s loudest voices have historically been white people who consistently overlook how people of color, especially Black people, have to approach minimalism differently. Read more »

Of Course Cis People Are Being Weird About Elliot Page’s Body

Many cis people have a long way to go when it comes to thinking critically about talking about trans people and their bodies. Read more »

Cruella Is an Irredeemable Villain—and Disney Should Keep Her That Way

Just because a villain is a woman doesn’t mean she needs to be redeemed. Read more »

#MeFirst: Lady Gaga Doesn’t Need to Name Her Rapist

Treating survivors as a monolith only perpetuates further violence against them. Read more »

Finally, a Neurodivergent Family Saves the World

Just because a routinely ableist society often overlooks and underestimates neurodiverse people, that doesn’t mean they aren’t integral to the world around us. Read more »

Kristen Arnett’s “With Teeth” Packs a Huge Bite

As unreliable a character as Sammie is, the reader knows she’s not a liar. Read more »

Cute Overload: Pride, Kink, and the “Smol Bean–Industrial Complex”

It’s important to remember that respectability will not save us. Read more »

Jessica Darling Saved Teen Girls in the 2000s. Can She Do It Again?

For a lonely teenage girl looking for a reflection of herself in a culture that disdains her, a brutally honest, interiority-heavy YA book can be a lifeline. Read more »

BitchReads: 17 Books Feminists Should Read in June

The books just keep on coming. Read more »

“Somebody’s Daughter” Redefines the Way We Think about Love

We have to be open to the idea that love can look and be so many different ways. Read more »

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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 »

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 »

All Hail the Queen?: What Do Our Perceptions of Beyoncé's Feminism Say about us?

The policing of feminist cred is the real moral contradiction. Read more »