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Whitewashed History: The “Loud” Podcast Amplifies Reggaeton’s Overlooked Black Roots

Ivy Queen’s insightful podcast “Loud” examines reggaeton’s past, present, and future.

Juhea Kim Talks Korean History and Why Books Should Break Us Open

A new book explores the power of artistic imagery from Venus to Beyoncé. Read more »

How Media Moved the Goalposts on Women's Football: An Excerpt from “Hail Mary: The Rise and Fall of the National Women's Football League”

Women’s football had to take what media coverage it could get. What it got wasn’t good. Read more »

Tell It Like It Is: Fannie Lou Hamer Sounded the Alarm on Forced Sterilization

Hamer was the first civil rights activist during the 1960s to openly address forced sterilization. Read more »

“This Is Not That Bad”: An Excerpt from Anita Hill's “Believing: Our Thirty-Year Journey to End Gender Violence”

How do three simple words—“not that bad”—become so powerful? Read more »

Criminal Accessories: The Ruthless Style of London’s Forty Elephants Gang

The Forty Elephants remain one of the most successful and longest-lasting criminal organizations in English history. Read more »

Avenging Eve: The Death of Eden and the Birth of Patriarchy

The biblical origin story teaches us that the woman who dares disobey God is the monster. Read more »

Monstrous Men: The Medusa #MeToo Monument Has an Oedipal Complex

The statue embodies is the long historical pattern in which male competition plays out in the exploitation of female suffering. Read more »

Eating the Poison: “Sin Eater” Turns Shame into a Superpower

The most important thing is what you think of yourself, even if you’re in a terrible situation; that kind of self-worth is where everything else begins. Read more »

Mixtape to My Heart: Music as a Function of Vietnamese Memory

Music needs minds and media to carry it, but it doesn’t need bags. Music can’t sink boats. Read more »

Lip Service: Lucy Parsons’s Revolution Was Beautified

Desirability politics, social capital, and lookism remain present in even the most conscious radical spaces. Read more »

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The Forgotten History of the Women Who Shaped Modern Advertising

It's easy to dismiss advertising as an anti-feminist industry. Read more »

It's Time to End the Long History of Feminism Failing Transgender Women

The marginalization of transgender women in feminism is not new, but the decades-long debate has taken on new dimension thanks to social media and the ease of finding strangers’ personal information online. Read more »

It’s Time to End the Long History of Feminism Failing Transgender Women

To imply that trans women pose a threat to cisgender women in restrooms is misinformation that preys on unfounded fears. Read more »

Sojourner Truth, Unveiled

The leaders of the [women's suffrage] movement trembled on seeing a tall, gaunt black woman in a gray dress and white turban,...

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