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Musicians <3 Planned Parenthood

New attacks on women’s health have spurred musicians to support Planned Parenthood in some pretty inventive ways. Read more »

Does the "Collateral Beauty" of Fatherhood Come at the Expense of Mothers?

Complex representations of fatherhood shouldn’t require the erasure of moms. Read more »

All in the Family: Men's Crucial Role in the Fight for Reproductive Health in India

Women bearing the brunt of responsibility when their safety and well-being are considered insignificant in society is a dangerous paradox. Read more »

Talking to Your Kids About Trump: Don't Sugar-Coat His Bigotry, They Need to Know the Word "Racist"

While we teach him about things like racism and sexism, we also teach him about empathy, compassion, and consent. Read more »

To Shell and Back: The Making of a Jewish Woman on "Transparent"

There is a reason why Jewish mothers are iconic figures in our cultural imaginations. Bold, bawdy, and badass, the Jewish mother archetype is rich with material for riffing on the human condition, examining the roots of our neurosis, and seeking joy in exaggerated depictions. Read more »

Ask Bear: Should I Tell My Friends and Family I'm Poly?

Good for you that you were able to recognize love when it came along. Read more »

Hungry Ghosts: An Interview with Chef and Author Soleil Ho

The author of new chapbook “Hungry Ghosts” talks about food, writing, and how there’s so much we’re unable to say with mere words. Read more »

BitchTapes: Songs for Babes

A new baby mixtape that even grown folks can get behind. Read more »

In Its Third Season "Transparent" Strives for Intersectionality—With Mixed Results

Transparent remains excellent at what it does best: examining gender identity and Jewish identity from the perspective of an almost unbearably privileged and self-centered family unit. Read more »

The Kids Are Not All Right: Ideas for How Our Next President Should Fix Our Screwed up Childcare System

Childcare is a reproductive justice issue. Right now, it’s not affordable for many Americans.  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 »