addiction

Deadly Silence: “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark” Romanticizes Addiction and Tragedy

Michelle McNamara’s decision to push past the limits of her health and safety turns into another byproduct of the Golden State Killer’s story, rather than a warning about the perils of being consumed by one’s work.

Very Online: Wine Memes Are Taking over during Quarantine, and They’re Targeting Women

It’s not cute and relatable for a brand to keep pushing women toward alcohol during a pandemic. Read more »

Cleaned Up: “Strung Out” Complicates the Conversation about Women and Opioid Addiction

We can only help people if they’re alive; the only bottom you can’t recover from is death. Read more »

“The L Word: Generation Q” Stumbles Over a Alcoholism Storyline—Again

I’d like to see a queer character onscreen who has struggled with addiction but has done the work to be well. Read more »

24-hour Women: Drinking to Escape Patriarchy

Alcoholic men are often praised for admitting they have a problem while alcoholic women are shamed. Read more »

The 12th Step: Leslie Jamison is Reinventing the Addiction Memoir

The Recovering works like an AA meeting where people are sharing their stories in the hopes that others will identify with them. Read more »

BitchReads: 15 Books Feminists Should Read In April

This list has it all. Read more »

Lady Liquor: The Racial Implications of the “Disease” Model of Alcoholism

Genetic explanations for alcoholism tend to reinforce preexisting stereotypes about race. Read more »