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The Fragility of the Western Traveler: Time to (Un)pack the Colonial Baggage

Before you pack your bags, unpack your colonial privilege. Read more »

Body Conscious: Who Gets to Be a Cyborg?

Much of the futuristic sheen of biohacking is washed off when we think of it in terms of footbinding, corsetry, plastic surgery, or even IUDs. Read more »

There's a Hack for That: Breaking down the epistemology of a technocult

The hacker ethos tweaks, exploits, or even subverts the system, but it does nothing to change it.   Read more »

Part III: Is Anyone Surprised That Bustle Is Ghosting Us?

Could there be a clearer example of corporate media literally silencing any opinion that doesn’t serve it? Read more »

Part III: Is Anyone Surprised That Bustle Is Ghosting Us?

Could there be a clearer example of corporate media literally silencing any opinion that doesn’t serve it? Read more »

Better, Fitter, Feminist: Can the Optimized Body be Intersectional Too?

Can intersectional feminism’s task of honoring differences be supported by the medical and biological need for norms? Read more »

Filtering Prison: “Orange is the New Black’s” Instagram Chooses Fandom Over Social Justice

Orange is the New Black’s Instagram takes a dramatically different tone than the show.  Read more »

The Sugar of Black Cool: Pepsi’s Botched Commercial Is Just One Problem in the Web of Food Justice

If the primary response to the Pepsi commercial doesn’t center on youth of color, we’re all missing the point. Read more »

Fast Feminism, Cheap Talk: Marketplace Feminism’s Fragile Bargains

In 2017, marketplace feminism’s high-gloss façade is cracking open to reveal the gears of status-quo capitalism grinding away just behind. Read more »

Backtalk: Pepsi Fail & The Harasser Factor

Dahlia and Amy chat about bad Pepsi optics, capitalism, and cola. Pepsi’s latest ad stars Kendall Jenner, the most cheerful group of protestors, and a slew of asinine signs. Profiting off of grassroots and the slew of recent protests is a new low, even for a soda company whose sole job is to... 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 »