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.

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 »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Your Juneteenth Reading List

These stories explain both the fraught history of the holiday and the need for celebration. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: "Coco" & This Horrible Moment

Coco is a movie about borders more than anything—the beauty in their porousness, the absolute pain produced when a border locks you away from your family.” Read more »

White Whine: The Past that Incels Long For Never Existed

The men who romanticize a period of time in which women and people of color were kept “in their place” have been raised by those who enjoyed the privileges of whiteness. Read more »

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In a Bizarre 1976 Comic Book, Spider-Man Fought the Villain of Misleading Sex Education

Last week, I came across a very strange comic book: in 1976, Planned Parenthood teamed up with Marvel to publish a one-off comic in which... 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 »

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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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 »