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Canfei to Canji: The Freedom of Being Loud

The erasure of disabled people is one of the most common international crimes against humanity.

Popaganda: Queering Family Values

“Family values” has been co-opted by right-wing folks. But what the hell! Feminists have strong values, and we have strong families, too. On today’s episode, we’re queering family values. For a lot of queer folks, the traditional concept of family is wrought with complicated feelings—a lot of blood... Read more »

The Nan Show: How Nannies Rewrote the Rules on TV Parenting

The experiences of nannies that are omitted from pop culture tell us as much about the current state of childcare in America as do the types of nannies and parents that are portrayed. Read more »

Parent Trap: Why Mother’s and Father’s Day Still Aren’t Playing Their Cards Right

Mother’s and Father’s Day continue to do the cultural work of reinforcing popular notions of gendered parenting. Read more »

If Mama’s Free: Abolitionist Blues for Liberation

Black mamas are sitting in prison awaiting trial for being too free. Read more »

#ItHappenedToUs: How Chosen Families support Queer Survivors of Sexual Assault

When I was sexually assaulted, it didn’t just happen to me, it happened to us.  Read more »

Clip Artists: Women, Work, and Extreme Couponing

Couponing is more than a passing fashion: It is an expression of consumer muscle. Read more »

Conditions of Consent: Teaching Children Bodily Autonomy

These instances are about our collective avoidance of consent and the rape culture. Read more »

Talking With Kids About Open Relationships: Margaret Jacobsen Walks Us through Being Honest and Open

Margaret Jacobsen writes beautifully on a bunch of different difficult topics. Read more »

BitchTapes: The Family Way

Singer-songwriter Laura Gibson turned in a thoughtful, multi-faceted playlist for our Family Values issue. Read more »

Mother Knows Best: The Family Secrets at the Heart of “Sharp Objects”

At the center of Sharp Objects is a culture that’s intimately familiar in many parts of the rural United States. Read more »

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What I Learned About Gender and Power from Sailor Moon

My life began in 1995 — the year I turned eight and became a divorced kid.    Read more »

Tina Belcher's Sexual Revolution

Tina Belcher breaks all the rules of network sitcoms. That's why she's wonderful.  Read more »