the Invisibility issue

Beauty Sick: How the Cultural Obsession with Appearance Hurts Women and Girls

An emphasis on youth, beauty, and looking good is not a new trend in American culture—especially for women and girls. Read more »

Abuse Knows No Gender: “Queering Sexual Violence” Gives Victims a Voice

“Queering Sexual Violence” investigates the roots of sexual violence and outlines the limitations of our mechanisms of response. Read more »

Evolving Goddess: Manitas Nerviosas Fully Blossoms On “Ilumíname”

In a dangerous time for folks who don’t conform to the norms of the heteropatriarchy, Mou bravely walks onstage as proof that both gender transgression and resistance are more relevant than the fear and hate of the outside world. Read more »

“Footprint” Confronts the Impact of Overpopulation on Poor People of Color

Footprint demonstrates not only the extreme depletion of natural resources caused by overpopulation, but also how these issues have especially drastic consequences for women and children. Read more »

Degrees of Wokeness: Race and Otherness in Jane Eyre

There’s an implicit assumption among book lovers that the love of a story is pure and unsullied, that it stands apart from the material mandates of history. Read more »

Bitch List: Invisibility

Staff picks and feminist favorites inspired by invisibility. Read more »

Visibility or Complicity?: Western capitalism gets its hands on the hijab

Like most people of color, Muslims—especially women and trans folks—have been denied visibility by popular culture and media. Read more »

Astral Projecting: “AFAR” Beautifully Stretches the Boundaries of Fantasy

The writing debut of comics artist Leila del Duca centers on teenage siblings Boetema and Inotu, whose flaky parents generate constant upheaval in their lives. Read more »

Women take the helm of horror in “XX”

XX is a success because it is a delightful and horrific variety pack. Read more »

A Modest Proposal for a Fair Trade Emotional Labor Economy: (Centered by Disabled, Femme of Color, Working Class/Poor Genius)

Imagine if we were respected for our care labor, but also allowed to be more than our care labor. Read more »