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Et Tu, Brutes: Donna Zuckerberg on How Misogyny Red-Pilled the Classics

When the Red Pillers—online communities of far-right, anti-feminist men—need to back up their misogynist and racist claims, they look to Ovid, Euripides, or the Stoics. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Bill Cosby Sentenced in Sexual Assault Case

The serial rapist received a sentence of three to ten years. Read more »

Blue Comedy Queen: Bawdy Comedy Legend Rusty Warren Moves to Center Stage

This is a long overdue chance for Rusty Warren to be more than a historical side note. Read more »

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 »

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 »

Gambling for Freedom: Crafting Sally Hemings’s Complicated Legacy

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

Them, Too: Remembering the Lawsuit That Took on a Writer’s Room

Can writers’ rooms continue to justify creativity in the name of hashing out “uncensored” personal anecdotes? Read more »

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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

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