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Celebrity Pandemic Posts Have Us Wondering—Do We Need Famous People?

Celebrities are really leaning into saccharine nonsense. Read more »

Stories Unmasked: The Two-Pronged Genius of “Portrait of a Lady on Fire’s” Abortion Scene

Céline Sciamma’s work applies warmth and connection to an act made to seem harsh and cold. Read more »

The Truth about TV News Is Far Scarier Than Fiction

The points these movies are making—that news is selectively curated, hosts can be vapid, and commercial television is motivated more by profit than public service—were perhaps shocking once but are now the least of our problems. Read more »

BitchReads: 13 Books Feminists Should Read in March

Reading can be such a relief in such strenuous times. Read more »

11 TV Shows Feminists Should Watch While Social Distancing

Since it’s difficult to keep up with the sheer amount of television in ordinary times, hopefully these days of quarantine offers a chance to play catch-up. Read more »

Taking the High Road: Kesha’s Music Creates a Path of Healing for Survivors

You do not have to be defined by something that was done to you. Read more »

Fake It Off: Reddit’s r/Illnessfakers Community and the Politics of Disbelief

The continued tracking of alleged over-the-top chronically ill influencers is part of an established cultural history of believing that chronically ill people, particularly women, are exaggerating or faking their illnesses for profit. Read more »

Very Online: All the Ways the Internet Is Pushing Hustle Culture during the Quarantine

Apparently, doing nothing is not allowed—even during an international pandemic. Read more »

“Steven Universe Future” Hasn’t Backed down from Mental Health

Steven Universe Future has brought Steven’s mental health to the forefront. Read more »

Popaganda: Glamour beyond Capitalism

Confronting and rejecting the cultural messages that assign value to our bodies based on wealth and status can be revolutionary acts of reclamation—and help feminists redefine “glamour. Read more »

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Dear Bear: My Partner Makes No Money. Is That a Problem?

Our advice columnist offers a lesson in anticapitalist self-care. 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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Eat, Pray, Spend: Priv-Lit and the New, Enlightened American Dream

Even as reports on joblessness, economic recovery, and home foreclosures suggest that no one is immune to risk during this recession, the popularity of women’s wellness media has persisted and, indeed, grown stronger.  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 »