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On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup

Good morning! Here’s all the feminist news on my radar this Monday morning. • OMG A DUCHESS IS IN LABOR!! Brace yourself for wall-to-wall baby news, as every major news outlet in the world... Read more »

On Our Radar: Today's Feminist News Roundup

Happy Friday! Here’s all the feminist news on our radar this morning. • The three Cleveland women who were raped, abused, and held captive for years recorded a video expressing thanks for the widespread support they received in the aftermath of their discovery and rescue in May. But... Read more »

Veronica Franco, History's Favorite Renaissance Prostitute Poet

In a time when prostitution and female education were both considered unwholesome, professional courtesan Veronica Franco established herself a leader in the 16th Century literary arts. Although initially known among the Venetian literati for her iconic beauty and razor-sharp wit, Franco... Read more »

Oh Joy Sex Toy: Profile of a Stripper

This week for my comic, I interviewed one of my favorite dancers: Piper, a stripper at Devil’s Point in Portland.  Read more »

Reading "Tankborn"— A YA Book About Race, Class, and Caste

In Karen Sander’s dystopian young adult book Tankbornthe world is a stringent caste system where race and origins determine all status. Tankborn was a... Read more »

Ms. Opinionated: I Want Out Of My Small Town!

Welcome to the latest installment of Ms. Opinionated, in which readers have questions about the pesky day-to-day choices we all face, and I give advice about how to make ones that (hopefully) best reflect our shared commitment to feminist... Read more »

Ms. Opinionated: Should I Come Out As Poly?

Welcome to the latest installment of Ms. Opinionated, in which readers have questions about the pesky day-to-day choices we all face, and I give advice about how to make ones that (hopefully) best reflect our shared commitment to feminist values—as well as advice on what to do when they don’... Read more »

Women's Work: It's Quittin' Time

We’ve come to my last entry for Women’s Work, my guest blog exploring TV portrayals of women in the workforce. Thanks so much for reading, for commenting on, and for sharing these stories… Read more »

The Likability Trap: We Like to Root for the Antihero, But Not the Antiheroine

On TV, there’s a new guard of heroines calling the shots. From chipper Leslie Knope on Parks and Recreation to fractured Carrie Mathison on Homeland to narcissistic Amy Jellicoe on ... Read more »

The Pantsuit Trap: What TV Teaches Us About Female Role Models

TV shows House of Cards and Parks and Recreation both point important real-world dynamics. While young men have a wealth of male... Read more »

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Why You Should Pay for Porn

If you’re a progressive middle-class individual, chances are you think about where your food comes from. Maybe you try to buy shoes that are... Read more »

Dear Bear: My Partner Makes No Money. Is That a Problem?

Our advice columnist offers a lesson in anticapitalist self-care. Read more »