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The Pleasure Dome: Conversations with My Sex Toys

On intimacy, honesty, and queerness: A conversation between our pleasure columnist adrienne maree brown and sex toys. Read more »

Resistance Narratives: Lidia Yuknavitch on Joan of Arc, Bodies, and Reimagining the Love Story

Intersectional feminism is rising, cracks and fissures are emerging, blind spots are being illuminated, failures examined, possibilities getting born. Good. Bring it. Read more »

Q&A with Filmmaker Joey Ally: On “Joy Joy Nails,” Intersectional Filmmaking, and Human Rights

Sundance alumna and director/writer, Joey Ally’s newest short film Joy Joy Nails highlights the untold truth of abysmal pay, racism, and sometimes violence that women endure in the roughly 2,000 nail salons across New York, Connecticut and New Jersey. Read more »

Chris Brown, Johnny Depp, and the Politics of Ex Abuse

There are many ways ex abuse can occur. It can be happen through stalking, threats, or by using children from the relationship as leverage for continued violence.  The method can also be financial, such as withholding the financial compensation ordered by the court. At its worst, ex abuse... Read more »

No Girls Allowed: The Fragility of Gaming Culture

As the Internet began to grow and accelerate through the ’90s and early 2000s, gamers began congregating in online spaces and solidifying the rules of their subculture…Many of those rules—fueled by any number of extant factors, such as sexual intimidation and social ostracization—could be... Read more »

Some of Us Are Brave: Killing the Mammy Myth: SheaMoisture Needs a Reminder that Black Women Built Its Success

The Mammy myth that casts Black women as faithful servants is about four centuries past its expiration date. Too many Black women have already starved our needs and desires trying to serve people, organizations, communities and businesses who will not serve us. Read more »

Living a Feminist Life: Sara Ahmed

Living A Feminist Life explores the controversial figure of the “feminist killjoy” and what it means to call out sexism. Read more »

Director’s Cut: A New Wave of Body-Horror Films Focuses on Women

A wave of body-horror films produced in the past five years subject women to a bevy of stomach-turning torments, and not just for shock value. Read more »

Clinton Derangement Syndrome: The Clicks That Keep on Giving

Why can’t we accept that women whom we believe are unlikable for “legitimate” reasons are also subjected to misogyny? Read more »

Iced Out: Blair Braverman on Gender, Trauma, and the Dual Realities of Life in the Arctic

When I began reading Blair Braverman’s memoir, Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube, I knew I would love it because it chronicled her life as a dog musher and her adventures in the Arctic. Read more »

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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 »

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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