Culture

Meme and My Squad: The Teens Tagging their Way to Queer Utopia

Memes can offer familiarity, freedom, and levity in a world that, more often than not, flattens and invalidates queer experience. Read more »

Trolling in the Deep: Deepfakes Are the Latest Innovation in Online Shaming

The deepfake is a form of public shaming. Read more »

Mind Interrupted: The Horrifying Manipulation of Black Women’s Psyches

The traumatic spectacles of these transformations often reveal so little about the interiority of the fictional Black women who experience them. Read more »

BitchWatch: 15 Shows Feminists Should Watch This Fall

This list has it all, from scary shows to calming ones. Read more »

BitchReads: 11 Books Feminists Should Read in October

For those updating their fall reading lists, we have books for everyone. Read more »

Billie Eilish’s Body Is Not Ours to Claim

“I feel you watching, always. And nothing I do goes unseen.” Read more »

Trauma Loop: “Antebellum” Mishandles Its Message

The film is fixated on racism as an act of overt violence, but racism is so monstrous because it can appear so deceptively normal. Read more »

Personal Connection: #OwnVoices, Outing, and the Ongoing Quest for Authenticity

Not all authors feel safe, comfortable, or interested in being out to readers about their identities. Read more »

Yola Is the Unconventional Queen of Country Soul

Black artists from all around the world are continuing the tradition of upending the expectation that country music is a genre reserved for white artists. Read more »

Denouncing White Supremacy Must Be a Movement, Not a Trend

Reclamation isn’t for everything, and it’s not for everyone. Read more »

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Sojourner Truth, Unveiled

The leaders of the [women's suffrage] movement trembled on seeing a tall, gaunt black woman in a gray dress and white turban,...

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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 »

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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