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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 »

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 »

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 »

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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 »

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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