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Jane, Aired: An Underground Abortion Collective Becomes a Hot Media Property

In a time before abortions were legal or safe, the Jane collective took matters into their own hands, as women before them had always done.

Abuelita Knows Best: La Loba Loca offers an alternative to Westernized reproductive-health knowledge

La Loba Loca is dedicated to preserving and sharing “abuelita knowledge” as a political and social practice. Read more »

Okay, Flow: Evolving the Identity of the Menstrual-Product Market

The way in which we talk about periods and menstruation is deeply rooted in a history where gender is understood as fixed and unyielding. 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 »

The (Femme) Fire This Time: Gender-creative South African artists reimagine femininity

“Here we are in a space where we have the freedom to really build our own ideologies and imagine and re-imagine them.” Read more »

Ones to Watch: 5 African Webseries Created by Black Feminists

Young Black South African creators are dipping into our histories, cultures, and languages to tell new stories that connect us to each other in exciting and innovative ways. Read more »

G.L.O.S.S. and the Unbearable Weightiness of Success

Days after announcing their choice to turn down a lucrative record deal, queer-centric Olympia punk band G.L.O.S.S has annoucned their breakup.  Read more »

No Filter: Finding Chicana Empowerment, Community, and Art on Instagram

My feed is a treasure trove of girls who look like me. Read more »

BitchTapes: DIY Feminist Punk Still Rules

Big exciting news! Bitch has now put together 200 mixtapes. That's right. We have 200 free feminist mixtapes highlighting the music made by women, queer... Read more »

Legendary Indie Music Nerd Zine chickfactor Celebrates 21 Years in Print

“Hey, uh, do you have chickfactor?” I walked into Other Music in New York’s East Village, and asked the bearded, plaid-ed clerk, hoping he had the iconic music zine’s 17th print edition in stock.  His Beardedness pointed me to a shelf with several other too-cool-for-... Read more »

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