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Free Speech: The Oldest, Whitest Magic Trick

Even if free speech incites violence, genocide, and cause for harm, when it comes to defending free speech, the powerful and privileged stand on higher ground. Read more »

The Harmful History of “Gypsy”

The Romani people are an oppressed ethnic minority currently in the midst of a centuries-long human rights crisis—one that is, in part, perpetuated by the stereotypes of the Gypsy. Read more »

What’s Better than “Wonder Woman” is Warrior Women

The failure to portray warrior women in superhero movies stems from the same failure to portray women authentically in war. Read more »

Trump Builds on Manifest Destiny with “The Wall”: FEMINISTS UNITED TO COMBAT KAKISTOCRACY IN TRUMP TIMES

The border is bearer of history, and 45 has revealed he is just another descendent of the architects of Manifest Destiny. Read more »

Ruling the Seas: “Pirate Women” Celebrates the Princesses, Prostitutes, and Privateers History Has Left Behind

The few women pirates we know are briefly sketched side characters in male-driven stories. Read more »

Popaganda: Redefining Dating

How many more trend pieces can you stomach on the theme of “Millennials Killed Traditional Dating”? There’s this idea in our culture that this generation has fundamentally changed dating—for the worse. That we’re getting away from “traditional” dating and into some terrible uncharted... Read more »

Ivanka’s World of “Women Who Work”: FEMINISTS UNITED TO COMBAT KAKISTOCRACY IN TRUMP TIMES

Ivanka Trump says she doesn’t know what it means to be “complicit,” but she does claim that she will improve the lives of “working women.” Read more »

Resistance Narratives: Lidia Yuknavitch on Joan of Arc, Bodies, and Reimagining the Love Story

Intersectional feminism is rising, cracks and fissures are emerging, blind spots are being illuminated, failures examined, possibilities getting born. Good. Bring it. Read more »

Storytelling Will Spark the Overthrow: A Review of Lidia Yuknavitch's Novel, The Book of Joan

[E]ven if the bodies in The Book of Joan are devoid of gender, they do still cling to sex, love, emotion—they have to, because what else is there to live for when the world’s gone to shit? Read more »

Bulletproof: Artist Nao Bustamante Bridges Past and Present in Soldadera

For more than two decades, Nao Bustamante has performed daring, playful, and often uncomfortable work addressing the body, pop culture, and global politics for audiences across the world.   Read more »

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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 »

The Forgotten History of the Women Who Shaped Modern Advertising

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