Culture

Truth Hurts: Fat, Black, and Too Good to Cancel

In every industry Black women have to work four times as hard for less than half the credit.  Read more »

Love the Hard Way: Reflecting on the Magnificence of “The Bluest Eye”

“Ugliness,” one of the novel’s running themes, is examined under an unforgiving spotlight because it’s such a familiar experience for young Black girls. Read more »

Very Online: “Karen” Isn’t a Slur—It’s a Critique of Entitled White Womanhood

A Karen’s racism is inextricable from her white womanhood. Read more »

Sunday Best: The Beauty and Timelessness of Black Adornment Rituals

Fashion rituals are a set of acts, an unwritten code of survival, that are passed down from generation to generation.  Read more »

Laugh at My Pain: Finding the Humor in Being a “Black Widow”

Grief is a thing that will live, in some way, in our DNA and our body and be triggered by the wrong song or the wrong turn down the street where you see someone that looks like the person you lost. Read more »

Fixed It For You!: The COVID-19 Pandemic is Not a “Cozy Catastrophe”

Admit it: The coronavirus apocalypse is actually kind of fun for you (if you don’t give a shit about other people). Read more »

Staying Soft: Megan Giddings Explores the Hypervigilance of Black Women in “Lakewood”

The participants—nearly all people of color—break bones and lose teeth to help advance the future of science and healthcare. Read more »

“Crip Camp” Brings Visibility to the History of Disabled Activists

There are no human rights without disability rights, and Camp Jened produced many of the feisty activists that took on this fight. Read more »

Saved by the Bells: “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” Helps Us Cope with Our Mental Health

Animal Crossing provides comfort to those of us who, sometimes, need a little help coping with our mental health. Read more »

Sex Re-Education: Netflix Offers a New Spin on Teen Virginity

Though teen dramas claim to empower girls, toxic patterns prevent their characters from fulfilling their potential. Read more »

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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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"Moonlight" is an Essential Work of Art for the Current Political Moment

Moonlight displays the kind of empathy and humanity that we desperately need right now. 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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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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