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Patriarchy Proof: Thinx and the Perils of Emphasizing Female Founders

Is it actually good that we inherently trust, and buy from, “female founded” brands? 

My Vagina Forced Me to Give up Nonmonogamy

I loved having multiple loves, but I hated being at the mercy of a stubborn vagina. Read more »

Popaganda: The Feminist Guide to Escaping Diet Culture

Popaganda’s GLAMOUR season makes its debut this week—with an anti-weight-loss infomercial for the ages. Read more »

Memorializing Survival: Piercing the Chronic Pain Away

Our tolerance for pain allows us to turn life’s horrors into something beautiful. Read more »

STI Stigma in Progress: How Jameela Jamil Failed Feminists with HPV

The “feminist-in-progress we all need” is no stranger to criticism. Read more »

Blue Humor: “That’s Mental” Is a Hilarious Meditation on Life with—and Stigma against—Bipolar Disorder

Comedian Amanda Rosenberg is doing something extremely important: disrupting the stigma that keeps so many people silent about their pain. Read more »

How-To Guides Might Be the Future of Self-Care

“Self-care is so overwhelming.” Read more »

Tenuous Embodiment: In Queer Communities, Disordered Eating Has Complex Roots

Achieving a state of “body positivity” in a body that experiences dysphoria is not the most helpful goal to aim for. Read more »

Skin Deep: The Racial Politics of Sunscreen

Sunscreen, its marketing, and its physical makeup is just another way that white people are prioritized in the outdoors industry. Read more »

30 Years Ago, “The Golden Girls” Treated Sick Women like We Matter

Three decades later, “Sick and Tired” remains a cultural touchstone for people with chronic illnesses. Read more »

Survival Jean: “If You Look Good, You Feel Good” Is More Than a Mantra for the Chronically Ill

When you are diagnosed with a chronic illness, everything in your life becomes incidental. Read more »

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Critical Conditions: For Trans Individuals, Seeking Medical Care Can Be a Minefield

When trans individuals encounter the medical system, they're often met with discrimination and misunderstanding. Read more »