Culture

In “Work Won’t Love You Back,” Sarah Jaffe Kills the Dream Job

No one should have to earn the right to financial security through labor.  Read more »

We Can’t Help But Wonder: Why Is “Sex and the City” Being Rebooted?

Our standards are evolving, and Sex and the City no longer meets them. Read more »

You’ve Got a Friend in Trusty, Dusty Online Advice Forums

There’s something entertaining but also affirming in reading about someone else’s problems, especially when they’re real doozies. Read more »

Poisoned Rose: Why the “Cruel Optimism” of “The Bachelorette” Still Draws Us In

In a time that’s more mediated than ever before, love is a contrived TV show for us all. Read more »

Whatever His Kink, Armie Hammer Is an Abuser

Social media rapidly shared jokes about his cannibalism fetish.  Read more »

Get Your Freak On: “Heaux Tales” Reclaims the Erotic

We all have heaux tales to share. Read more »

Royal Representation: On the Strange Racial Politics of “Bridgerton”

In essence, all these shows do is show people of color being terrible white people. Read more »

Lost and Found: Season 4 of “Search Party” Is the Perfect Pandemic Watch

The dark comedy series is back for a new season, and we couldn’t be more thrilled about it. Read more »

Remote Control: Distance Learning Isn’t a Last Resort—It’s an Opportunity

It’s crucial to think not only about the barriers remote communication removes, but also about the unique strengths it offers. Read more »

Helen Keller Conspiracy Theories Are Awash With Ableism

The ableist roots of this unfortunate conspiracy theory. Read more »

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A Look at How Media Writes Women of Color

Nearly every Saturday morning, feminists of color hold Twitter discussions taking a deeper look at issues, such as gender violence. It’s the... 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 »

Game Changer: Why Gaming Culture Allows Abuse... and How We Can Stop It

You're a Bolshevik feminist jewess that hates white people… and you expect to be taken seriously when you're “critique-ing” ...

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Will Filming the Police Keep Us Safe?

There’s a cultural idea that having someone looking over our shoulder makes us behave better. From fake security cameras to Elf... Read more »