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Jane from “Happiest Season” is Autistic-Coded—And She Thrives

Whether coded or canon, Jane makes autistic viewers feel seen. Read more »

Shia LaBeouf’s Abuse Confession Can’t Absolve Him

LaBeouf admitted to abusing loved ones for years. Read more »

In the Stars: Rachel True Wades into the World of Tarot

The magic isn’t really in the paper, the cards, or the ink. Read more »

BitchReads: 7 Books Feminists Should Read in December

We hope that our monthly BitchReads list has served as even a small distraction. Read more »

Ijeoma Oluo’s “Mediocre” Explores the Disaster of White Male Supremacy

Mediocre resists the naive and coddling notion that simply loving white men out of their brittle rage and self-hatred will turn things around. Read more »

Enduring Legacy: Playwright Josefina Lopez Reflects on “Real Women Have Curves”

Both the play and the film had a massive impact. Read more »

Give Elliot Page—and All of Us—the Rightful “They”

 Page’s coming out promises to further increase trans visibility in the public conversation. Read more »

Did Our New Slate of Queer Holiday Films Deliver?

This roundtable comes in honor of 2020 very much being the year of the queer holiday film. Read more »

No Question, “Seduced” Is the Superior NXIVM Cult Docuseries

Seduced hands the reins to survivors of Keith Raniere’s abuse. Read more »

Ceaseless Caricature: “Hillbilly Elegy” is a Spectacular Failure

Despite critical acclaim, the book exasperated those of us who are of this place. Read more »

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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 »

Politically Correct Language Isn't Just About Being Polite—It's About Survival

Photo by Phillipe Leroyer (Creative Commons). Two weeks ago, Jonathan Chait published the lengthy essay “Not a Very P.C.... Read more »

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 »

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 »