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Brewed Awakening: Has Coffee Culture Become Too Gendered? Talk Amongst Yourselves

Coffee—especially strong, black coffee—is coded as unquestionably masculine. Read more »

No Innocent Dance: The Casual Imperialism of the American Tourist

Every Western tourist is a capitalist, exploiting the world with every step of their beaded thong sandal. Read more »

Curses and Kitchens: “Jell-O Girls” Looks at the Secret, Sexist History of America’s Classic Dessert

“Jell-O Girls” is at once a memoir, a family history, and an overview of the domestication (and dissolution) of the American kitchen. Read more »

Uninformed and Uncompensated: Between 23andMe and Ancestry, Who Owns Our Genetic Data?

With the increasing popularity of genetic home-test kits, our DNA might soon be at the disposal of scientists without our knowledge, with semi-dubious consent, and without any credit or compensation. Read more »

Big Money, Little Vision: “Ocean’s 8” Serves Up a Marketplace Feminist Heist

Ryn, Helen, and Donna are challenging Bristol Cove’s violent legacy. Read more »

Radical Bodies: “Dietland” Author Sarai Walker On Her Taboo-Busting Book’s Journey To TV

Dietland’s willingness to engage with difficult, complex subjects—not least of which is women’s anger—feels deeply resonant right now.  Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Access Hollywood

What else are they going to find? Read more »

Don’t Get Comfortable: Culture-Jamming Cardi B and “Bodak Yellow”

A liberatory reading of “Bodak Yellow” as an anthem of anticapitalist femme revolution Read more »

President Ebenezer Scrooge: “A Christmas Carol” Offers a Valuable Lesson This Holiday Season

Donald Trump hasn’t grappled with the messages of any ghosts. Read more »

The Price of Activism, According to Teen Vogue

If activism continues being commodified, it will drown out the voices of those who are actually fighting for marginalized people. Read more »

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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 »