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On Our Radar

Another week, another bunch of thought-provoking articles. Here’s some of what we’ve been reading:... Read more »

The Long Goodbye: Oprah on Master Class

When considering this series’ central question about Oprah: Why does she get under so many people’s skin? It comes down to the narrative. Read more »

On Our Radar

Meanwhile, in the land of blogdom… Tiger Beatdown’s Garland Grey reports from SXSW!... Read more »

Bechdel Test Canon: Ma vie en rose

Notes on Alain Berliner's 1997 Ma vie en rose, which remains one of the few fictional films about transgendered children. Read more »

Bechdel Test Canon: Toe to Toe

A discussion of 2009's Toe to Toe, writer-director Emily Abt's full-length feature debut about two teenage lacrosse players who develop an interesting relationship despite differing racial and class backgrounds. Read more »

Bechdel Test Canon: The Headless Woman

Today's entry is the first in the series to focus on the work of a female director. In the coming weeks, we'll discuss contributions from filmmakers like Jane Campion, Catherine Breillat, Deepa Mehta, Rachel Raimist, G.B. Jones, Lynne Ramsay, Julie Dash, and Courtney Hunt, among others. But... Read more »

"Who gave you the right?": Indian sex workers talk back to filmmakers

Not that I would expect post-modern, transnational feminist film work to come out of the slimy “it’s not misogyny/racism, it’s ironic!” Vice-magazine’s video site, VBS.tv, but the thirty-minute documentary... Read more »

Adventures in Feministory: Norma Rae

Today is Labor Day, and while the most significant impact this has for many of us is on our wardrobes (see you next year, white pants) the holiday actually serves as a celebration of the contributions of American workers. I’m sure I... Read more »

$pread magazine closes shop

Sadly, $pread, the all volunteer-run quarterly written by and for sex workers, posted yesterday that they can no longer sustain their magazine: We regret to inform you that…$pread will close its glittery doors soon after... Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Douchebag Roundup

So many douchebags, so little time. This week, there were a number of worthy contenders, so let’s take a look at them, shall we? 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 »