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In Season 2, “PEN15” Gets Real About Teenage Slut-Shaming

While the first season of PEN15 highlights teen girls’ sexuality, the second showcases the ways they’re punished for it.

The Internet has (Literally) Accelerated Gender Reveal Parties

Gender reveal parties are killing people. Also, they’re absurd. Read more »

Subject to Change: The Pronoun Discourse Has Always Been Versatile

The singular “they” is an important survival tool for those of us who struggle to fit into the world as it currently is. Read more »

Meat and Potatoes: In “Tomboyland,” Melissa Faliveno Asks Who Can Explore Queerness

Given Faliveno’s commitment to honesty, there isn’t a moment in Tomboyland that feels chastising or heavy-handed. Read more »

“Palm Springs” Taps into the Idea That Time Loops Fix Women

The pursuit of betterment means losing a part of themselves along the way. Read more »

Pushing for More Women in the Police Force Is a Cop Out

Women are subsumed into the culture of policing rather than standing against it. Read more »

Fixed It For You!: Joe Biden Offers a Woman Vice President As a Little Treat

“There are a number of women who are qualified to be president tomorrow.” Read more »

Backtalk: Rage On

This week, Dahlia and Amy reflect on the past years of pop culture, feminism, and rageful conversations. Read more »

Corseted Up: Victorian Ideals Are Still Binding up Women

A woman who meets the world with intensity is a woman who endures lashes of shame and disapproval. Read more »

Minnesota Nice-Nasty: Amy Klobuchar Is No Feminist Hero

The way a presidential candidate treats their staff isn’t a sideline issue, but one that’s central to who they are and how they will govern. Read more »

Returning Our Heads: Inside the Fight to Dismantle the (White) Gods of Hollywood

White men have created 95 percent of the cinematic images we’ve ever seen in American mainstream films. Read more »

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Mad Science: Deconstructing Bunk Reporting in 5 Easy Steps

British scientists have uncovered the truth behind one of modern culture's greatest mysteries: why little girls play with pink toys. Is it...

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Ms. Opinionated: I'm a Man. How Can I Help the Feminist Movement?

Welcome to Ms. Opinionated, our weekly advice column dealing with questions of life, love, feminism, and pop culture. This week, a reader... Read more »