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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 »

Adventures in Feministory: Women's Comics of the '70s and '80s

San Francisco was home to more than a few alternative cartoonists, and when women found out what a boy’s club the scene seemed to be, they took matters into their own hands. Read more »

Keep Your White Crowns: The History of America’s Identity Pageants

Fifty years after the creation of Miss Black America, mainstream pageants are still failing to be inclusive. Read more »

Beyond Resistance: Our new Global Feminism Fellow Considers What's Next

Our strategies for resistance are incomplete if they do not shift consciousness and replace the structures that oppress us. Read more »

Cover Story: How Hollywood Closeted Queerness for Capital

Hollywood’s “Golden Age” was not golden for LGBTQ actors. Read more »

BitchReads: The Best Black Women’s History Books of 2017

Female and nonbinary historians, scholars, and writers are pushing Black women’s stories into the canon.  Read more »

Friday's Children: Revisiting—and Rethinking—the Sex-Positive 1970s

Nancy Friday’s bestselling collection of women’s erotic fantasies contradicted the staunch conviction that women lacked the rich sexual fantasy lives enjoyed by men. Read more »

Jane, Aired: An Underground Abortion Collective Becomes a Hot Media Property

In a time before abortions were legal or safe, the Jane collective took matters into their own hands, as women before them had always done. 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 »

The Forgotten History of the Women Who Shaped Modern Advertising

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

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 »