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Curses and Kitchens: “Jell-O Girls” Looks at the Secret, Sexist History of America’s Classic Dessert

“Jell-O Girls” is at once a memoir, a family history, and an overview of the domestication (and dissolution) of the American kitchen. Read more »

At the Borders, On the Margins: Jean Guerrero’s “Crux” puts a reporter’s lens on family and memory

Memoir fans will love the ambitious and sometimes experimental structure of Jean Guererro’s debut. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: TV Needs More Female Villains

Killing Eve reinvigorates a tired genre trope by reinventing the idea of what makes a compelling villain, by making her a woman. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: The "Jessica Jones" Cast On Season 2 and #MeToo

The team gathered for a Q+A at Netflix’s FYSEE panel event to discuss the show’s themes of trauma and PTSD, as well as the decision to have season two directed entirely by women. Read more »

Popaganda: Birth of the New

End of the world getting you down? We may never truly know what the future holds, and to some of us, the looming threat of an apocalypse is the most effective birth control. In this episode of Popaganda, Soleil digs into parenting and the end of the world: whether that means a total lifestyle... Read more »

Ask Auntie Randa: on "The Simpsons" and handling your family's fatphobia

Auntie Randa’s take on The Simpsons as refugees and confronting your family’s fatphobia. Read more »

Ask Auntie Randa: How Can I Recharge After a Sexless Relationship?

Randa Jarrar’s advice on Arab community-building and starting a pussy journal. Read more »

Ask Auntie Randa: on sex writing, Palestinian roots, and skin privilege

Auntie Randa’s advice on writing about sex, embracing Palestinian roots, and skin privilege. Read more »

I Got All My Sisters With Me: How TV is Diversifying Family Structures

Extended families are their own miniature communities where members can find support. Read more »

You Are Not Alone: How Trans People Survive the Holidays

Families, in the traditional sense, are largely a cis thing. 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 »