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On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Henrietta Lacks is Finally in the National Portrait Gallery

Despite her substantial contribution to modern medicine, Lacks was never compensated or given credit. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Zora Neale Hurston chose authenticity over fame

Hurston’s ethos as a writer wasn’t rooted in pleasing the masses, but in offering a true depiction of what it meant to a Black, to be American, and to be human. Read more »

The Myth of the Male Genius

Genius is power. Read more »

BitchReads: 19 Books Feminists Should Read In May

Does it get any better than Zora Neale Hurston? Read more »

More Than Checking Privilege: The Gun Debate Has To Get Serious About Race

The tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School didn’t only affect white students. Read more »

Viva Chavela: The Songs and Swagger of Chavela Vargas

Vargas’s rebellion was not just about what she wore and the company she kept, but also about what she chose to sing. Read more »

Sometimes it Snows in April: The Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Still Echoes Through Today’s Gun Violence Activists

For decades, April has marked a somber commemoration in the annals of gun violence, and this month is no exception. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Cool Girls

Why are the cool girls of Instagram flooding the Southwest? Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Denmark's New Statue

And she led a revolt against Danish colonial rule in the Caribbean. 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 »

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 »

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 »