Culture

Polish and Privilege: “RHONY” Illuminates the Class Divide in America

Extreme economic disparity in America is the problem. RHONY just makes it visible. Read more »

Palatable Love: Seeking a Happily Ever After in a White Publishing World

For many diaspora writers, success is predicated on a hefty down payment of writing through the white gaze. Read more »

Ellen DeGeneres and the Many Chances We Give Famous White Women

We give white women so many chances. Read more »

Very Online: Distilling RBG into a Meme Warps Her Legacy

In death, the memeification of Ginsburg fails her. Read more »

Jerry Harris and the Dark Underbelly of “Cheer”

The shows we so enthusiastically consume can transfer power and trust to people who will wield it violently. Read more »

Bisexual Backlash: On the Specific Disaster of the Bi Internet

Maybe stepping into these online spaces and expecting to see ourselves and our own experiences reflected back at us is what we’re doing wrong. Read more »

Point/Counterpoint: The Emmys Made Minor Progress on Inclusion

We’re breaking down what the Emmys did well, and what needs more work. Read more »

Which Millennials Get to Be Burned Out?

Can’t Even manages to gather research on the specificities of white, middle-class millennial burnout, but it fails to provide a truly structural and historical view of the issue of work and millennials. Read more »

Brazilian Pop Star Anitta Reclaims Her Bodily Autonomy

Anitta chooses to twerk for her own pleasure because dancing to funk is a way for Brazilian women to enjoy and celebrate their own bodies. Read more »

If “Selling Sunset” Is One Big Happy Family, What’s with the Sexism?

In Selling Sunset, once you join the family, you are free to pursue the golden dream–but that can come at a cost. Read more »

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Know & Tell: The Literary Renaissance of Trans Women Writers

For so long, the people who wrote about us were not us. Finally, that is beginning to change. 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 »

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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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 »