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New Music Monday: TOMBOi

TOMBOi spend their non-music-making hours mentoring LGBTQ youth, and their music-making hours creating and holding space for their queer peers. Their sound is ethereal electro-pop, but the work they’re doing is deeply grounded. Read more »

The (Femme) Fire This Time: Gender-Creative South African Artists Reimagine Femininity

Here we are in a space where we have the freedom to really build our own ideologies and imagine and re-imagine them. Read more »

History Speaks for Itself: Migration, Women of Color, and the Fight for Equal Pay

The histories of wage disparities for women of color are different than those of white women, and these histories impact the stories we tell about equal pay and the solutions we generate. Read more »

Up in Flames: "Woman on Fire" Tells a Trans Woman's Story, But It's Not For Trans People

Woman on Fire is a feel-good story that isn’t concerned so much with its titular character’s arc as with the journeys of the people who surround her. Read more »

What Just Happened?: A Day Without A Woman

Don’t assume that one person’s strike bolsters another person’s freedom. Read more »

Reverberations: History and Legacies of Resistance in Black Women’s Music

These acts of transfer, of protesting social conditions and the status quo through music, continue to remain integral to Black women’s survival and protest. Read more »

Lane Moore Wants You To Feel Good: A Pre–Valentine's Day Chat With the Host of Tinder Live!

“A lot of my jokes could be done by someone of any gender. I’ve never been interested in, like, ‘I’m a woman, as you can see, and here are my ladyjokes.’” Read more »

Champagne, Sequins, and Male Tears: "Z" Season One Roundtable for Two

Z follows the Fitzgeralds through their bumpy marriage, their flapper-artist lifestyle, and party after party after party. Read more »

The Self as Specimen: On "All the Lives I Want" and Feminine Feelings

Alana Massey’s debut collection holds a mirror to our celebrity obsessions and our hesitations toward women making art about themselves.   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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