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On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: "The Tale" is Honest, Unflinching, and Timely

The Tale captures what it’s like to teeter on the brink of adolescence — and it manages to respect both its young protagonist’s agency and her older self’s sense of justice.  Read more »

“The Misandrists” Offers a Muddled Critique of Radical Feminism

Is it possible to lampoon radical feminism and celebrate it at the same time? Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Henrietta Lacks is Finally in the National Portrait Gallery

Despite her substantial contribution to modern medicine, Lacks was never compensated or given credit. Read more »

Radical Patience: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Turned Courtrooms into Feminist Battlegrounds

The Notorious RBG practiced radical patience as she built a gender-just legal system. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Zora Neale Hurston chose authenticity over fame

Hurston’s ethos as a writer wasn’t rooted in pleasing the masses, but in offering a true depiction of what it meant to a Black, to be American, and to be human. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: “This is America: Women’s Edit” Is The Worst

Alleged comedian Nicole Arbour is back at it. Read more »

Part of Your World: Imagining the Modern Mermaid

What’s more common than the fear of a girl’s desire to experience the world? Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: California might ban conversion therapy

The bill is headed to the state Senate. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: "The Breakfast Club"

“It’s hard for me to understand how John was able to write with so much sensitivity, and also have such a glaring blind spot.” Read more »

Backtalk: Good, Bad & Problematic at The Oscars

This week, Dahlia and Amy are back to grumble and celebrate the Academy Awards. They dig into the limits of #MeToo in an industry that would continue to celebrate known abusers Gary Oldman and Kobe Bryant and overlook Ryan Seacrest’s abusive behavior so he can stay on the red carpet... Read more »

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The Feminist Power of Female Ghosts

The female ghost is an enduringly fascinating figure. Read more »

Black Girls Hunger for Heroes, Too: A Black Feminist Conversation on Fantasy Fiction for Teens

What happens when two great black women fiction writers get together to talk about race in young adult literature? That's exactly what happens... Read more »

"Moonlight" is an Essential Work of Art for the Current Political Moment

Moonlight displays the kind of empathy and humanity that we desperately need right now. Read more »

One-Sentence Reviews of the Lesbian Netflix Canon

Lez face it: when you’re a ladygay like myself, cruising the internet for something to watch, you realize very quickly that there are a whole... Read more »