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Cleaned Up: “Strung Out” Complicates the Conversation about Women and Opioid Addiction

We can only help people if they’re alive; the only bottom you can’t recover from is death. Read more »

The Food-Related Racism Surrounding Coronavirus Has Political Consequences

Even if they come in the form of a seemingly harmless joke or meme about Chinese food, denouncing these racist narratives is imperative. Read more »

Cold Comfort: “The Goop Lab” Proves Capitalist Takes on Self-Care Aren’t Going Anywhere

“We’re here one time, one life, like, how can we really like milk the shit out of this?” Read more »

Patriarchy Proof: Thinx and the Perils of Emphasizing Female Founders

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

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 »

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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 »