Examining Blindness in "The Fault in Our Stars"

It was a strange choice for a summer blockbuster. A weepy film about a girl dying of thyroid cancer who meets her boyfriend in a support group and then travels to Amsterdam so she can meet the author she idolizes before experiencing the ultimate heartbreak.  Read more »

“Orange is the New Black” Rewrites the “Bad Prisoner” Stereotype

We live in a culture where the presumption of guilt is often stronger than compassion or empathy, especially for imprisoned people. Read more »

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here’s what’s on our radar today!A good round-up of the status of reproductive rights in the US and what to expect in 2014. [ColorLines] • The first gay... Read more »

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here’s the feminist news on our radar today: • The use of the filibuster for presidential nominees in the... Read more »

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here’s what’s on our radar today! • The “Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can Choose” telethon hosted by Sarah Silverman and Lizz Winstead raised... Read more »

An Interview With Disability Activist and "Good Kings Bad Kings" Author Susan Nussbaum

Susan Nussbaum is a celebrated disability activist, playwright and novelist. Her poignant and humorous debut, Good Kings Bad Kings tells the intertwining stories of disabled youth... Read more »

Hey Vice! Here are 99 Reasons I, As a Female Writer, Won't Be Killing Myself

Author: Aya de Leon. Dress: Betsey Johnson, vintage. Accessories: Rag for incineration, ... Read more »

Ms. Opinionated: My Friend's "Personal Brand" Is An Ableist Slur

Welcome to the latest installment of Ms. Opinionated, in which readers have questions about the pesky day-to-day choices we all face, and I give advice about how to make ones that (hopefully) best reflect our shared commitment to feminist values—... Read more »

"Alien Boy" is a Chilling Documentary on One Case of Police Brutality

A medic—who was sent away—checks out James Chasse’s injuries as police sip coffee.  Cases of police brutality are reported time and time again across the country.  And yet, despite the passing of years and supposed reforms, we are always taken aback when new cases arise.... Read more »