On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: The Hypocrisy of Weight Watchers' Name Change

Weight Watchers’ rebranding is simply a repackaging of diet culture.

Dying Indifference: Confronting the Shame of Alzheimer’s in Black Communities

Until a cure is found for Alzheimer’s, African Americans must break the silence in our communities. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Research Proves Weight Loss is a Myth

Everything we know about weight loss is wrong — and it’s killing us. Read more »

Uninformed and Uncompensated: Between 23andMe and Ancestry, Who Owns Our Genetic Data?

With the increasing popularity of genetic home-test kits, our DNA might soon be at the disposal of scientists without our knowledge, with semi-dubious consent, and without any credit or compensation. Read more »

Of Mice and Men: When Research Excludes Female Rodents, Human Women Lose

The scientific implications of excluding female animals from scientific and biomedical research are astounding. Read more »

Creative Friction: For Francesca Lia Block, Writing is Healing

Francesca Lia Block’s new book The Thorn Necklace: Healing Through Writing and The Creative Process, weaves memoir with lessons on the craft of writing to create a unique and visceral guide to creativity. Read more »

Abby Norman on Endometriosis, Healthcare, and the Legacy of Female “Hysteria”

We want there to be these tidy endings, but that isn’t the reality of living with a chronic illness. Read more »

The Endo Look: Body Positivity Needs to Tackle Chronic Illness

Like relationships we have with other people, the relationship we have with our bodies is not as polarized as all love or all hate. Read more »

Our Bodies, Our Hells: Why Isn’t Pain a Feminist Issue?

Just about everyone has a Tired Girl in their family, even if they don’t yet know it. Read more »

No Rest for the (Already) Tired: Feminism Must Center Chronically Ill Women

To outsiders, and sometimes to fellow feminists, we’re simply invisible. 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 »