You’ve Heard This One Before: The Zero-Sum Legacy of “A Star Is Born”

You can think of this story as a life-force transference, or, if you’re cynical, a law of nature.

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Digitizing the World's Knowledge

The devastating fire at the National Museum of Brazil shows the fragility of history. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Meet the Mughal Queen Who Became a Feminist Icon

Nur Jahan is omnipresent in the folklore of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. Read more »

Curses and Kitchens: “Jell-O Girls” Looks at the Secret, Sexist History of America’s Classic Dessert

“Jell-O Girls” is at once a memoir, a family history, and an overview of the domestication (and dissolution) of the American kitchen. Read more »

Flaunting Freedom: The History of Louisiana’s 18th-Century Tignon Laws

We cannot discount how enslaved Black women used dress as a form of resistance. Read more »

Light of Truth: Ida B. Wells Enters the Very White, Very Male Statue Game

Can we reimagine public remembrance as a community-funded endeavor? Read more »

Electric Dirt: Queer Appalachia Is Redefining Southern Identity

The collective is promoting art, activism, and culture in the South while building queer community. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: The Fourth of July

“What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July?” —Frederick Douglass Read more »

Gambling for Freedom: Crafting Sally Hemings’s Complicated Legacy

Monticello is recognizing the slave girl who was raped by her master. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Congrats to Cardi B!

The reigning queen of summer hits. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Damaging to Kids

It isn’t just a trauma—it’s a traumatic event that breaks the relationship that helps children cope with other traumas. Read more »

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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 »

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 »

The Forgotten History of the Women Who Shaped Modern Advertising

Long before Peggy Olson fought to be a copywriter on Mad Men, women were pioneering advertisers in the new age of mass media.... 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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