the Facts issue

“Anne With An E” Shows The Impact of Poverty on Young Girls

Anne is optimistic because her ability to see the bright side of life is the mechanism she has developed to survive poverty and abuse. Read more »

Beyond Binaries and Convention: Kay Ulanday Barrett on Ancestry, Disability, and Identity Formation

I am not interested in having white Americans take my family’s tongue and practices for some poetic getaway. Read more »

“Her Own Hero”: Women’s Self Defense Has a Sordid Anti-Immigrant History

Marginalized folks have signed up for classes in droves following the election of Donald Trump. Read more »

Let Us Live: “Afternoon Snatch” Gives Us Nonbinary Characters With Full Lives

Afternoon Snatch offers a world where nonbinary characters aren’t defending their right to exist, but simply are. Read more »

DRAWN OUT: On the Overconsumption of Avocados

We all know avocados are delicious, but there are many complexities involved in their overconsumption. Read more »

Orgasming To Liberation: “Vibrator Nation” Celebrates the History of Sex Toys

Dense with historical background and quotes from gender theorists, Vibrator Nation is not light beach reading, nor should it be. Read more »

Brooklyn Personified: Young M.A Tells “Herstory”

Despite her controversial themes, Young M.A is a reverb of the cipher, a new rung of New York’s hip-hop greats. Read more »

Expensive Denial: The Rising Cost of Ignoring Climate Change

At the heart of climate-change denial is a multibillion-dollar strategy to help rich, white men get richer at the expense of poor women. Read more »

About the Art: The Facts Issue

If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, could it actually be a pooping robot? Before you think we’ve lost the thread completely, read about an actual, factual 18th-century French automaton, our pop-art cover, and the comics and illustration in this issue. Read more »

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