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Meaningless Mashup: “Holidate” Proves Netflix Hasn’t Nailed the Holiday Rom-Com

“Holidate” is a Hallmark-inspired movie for straight people who think saying words like “tits” makes them edgy.  Read more »

Distressed Damsels: There’s Nothing Accidental about White Feminist Racism

The white self—not the white person as a human being, but as a white person in the society—is built on this myth of morality and goodness surrounded by heathens and disease-ridden savages. Read more »

BitchReads: 9 YA Books Feminists Should Read in November

Through it all though, I’ve found a lot of solace in books. Read more »

Shot to Pieces: “Pieces of a Woman” Is a New Take on a Well-Worn Trope

What does it mean to make an “authentic” film about tragedy? Read more »

Monstrous Men: The Medusa #MeToo Monument Has an Oedipal Complex

The statue embodies is the long historical pattern in which male competition plays out in the exploitation of female suffering. Read more »

BitchWatch: 11 Scary (and Not-So Scary) Films to Watch This Halloween

Feminist horror is often overlooked, but we’re here to highlight some of our favorites. Read more »

“Bad Hair” Makes a Tangled Mess of Black Women’s Woes

In his quest to create a fable about Black women’s hair, Justin Simien overlooks the actual function it plays in Black women’s lives. Read more »

Very Online: You Can’t Escape Death on TikTok

We’re still learning what to do with death, both online and off. Read more »

Pausing the Panic Button: Can Religious Scholarship Teach Media Literacy?

Moral panics about sexually disturbing or explicit media are hardly new or uncommon. Read more »

Female Trouble: Why Daphne Du Maurier’s “Rebecca” Still Possesses our Imaginations

What makes Daphne du Maurier’s prose feel fresh and unique to this day is just how real it is in capturing the way women observe. Read more »

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Where My Girls At: Meet Two of Ferguson's Black Queer Activists

Amid national discussions of police brutality and systemic racism, Black women have been the loudest and most consistent voices demanding change. Read more »

Saying Goodbye to Maria and the End of a Sesame Street Era

Growing up, Sesame Street's Maria was one of the best Latina role models I had. Read more »

The Feminist Power of Female Ghosts

The female ghost is an enduringly fascinating figure. 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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