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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 “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 »

Say Yes to Distress: Trump Voters: FEMINISTS UNITED TO COMBAT KAKISTOCRACY IN TRUMP TIMES

It’s important to recognize the stratification among Trump Voters. It is not a monolith, but you really gotta hand it to the MAGAs: Once they buy, they don’t look back. Read more »

Share If You Agree: Fake News is Inside the Walls

We live in a pics-or-it-didn’t-happen, #breaking, news-of-the-moment society—one in which the long view has become unfashionable. Read more »

Cooking with Queen Sugar, A Dish to Be Savored: Season One Takes on Slavery, Colonialism, and Empire

Queen Sugar explores the ways that capitalism has depended and still depends on exploited labor, building connections between the enslavement of African Americans, to Latino guest workers, to sex workers, and sex tourism. Read more »

Seven Women’s History Month Books for Youngsters, Young Adults, and Grown-Ups

Here are seven picks to kick-start a youngster’s interest in women’s history, STEM, and sports—or to keep the fire burning for a grown-up! 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 »

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

To imply that trans women pose a threat to cisgender women in restrooms is misinformation that preys on unfounded fears. Read more »