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About the Art: The Invisibility Issue

In this time of ahistoricism, where so much is based on “right now,” we wanted to reference the history of violence on which the U.S. has been—and continues to be—built, from slavery and colonialism to devastating environmental practices, to the destruction of sacred lands and resources that were... Read more »

The Anti-Blackness Is Real: A Review of "Too Black To Be French?"

Isabelle Boni-Claverie’s documentary looks at the role anti-Blackness plays in France.  Read more »

The Navigator: Hurray for the Riff Raff

Hurray for the Riff Raff’s new record, The Navigator, arrives ready to take its place in the American protest-folk canon, as it reshapes the genre around the nation’s changing demographics. Read more »

Director’s Cut: A New Wave of Body-Horror Films Focuses on Women

A wave of body-horror films produced in the past five years subject women to a bevy of stomach-turning torments, and not just for shock value. 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 »

Iced Out: Blair Braverman on Gender, Trauma, and the Dual Realities of Life in the Arctic

When I began reading Blair Braverman’s memoir, Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube, I knew I would love it because it chronicled her life as a dog musher and her adventures in the Arctic. Read more »

Sages, Villains, and Seers: Mapping Disability in Science Fiction and Fantasy

Bodies and minds will always be rooted in a sociopolitical context, and it is that context that privileges one type of body and one type of mind over all others. Read more »

Meet the Martians: Five women from the Mars One space program share their thoughts on leaving earth forever

When we look beyond space tourism to a permanent settlement on another planet, who do we see there? Read more »

Body by Kardashian?: Khloé’s Revenge Body and the Strict Demands of the Family Business

Khloé might talk euphemistically about the “transformational journey” of Revenge Body, but it’s hard to find anything inspirational or transformative in a show that inextricably ties happiness to thinness. Read more »

Mallory Ortberg: Q&A

Since becoming the latest arbiter of life decisions at Slate’s Dear Prudence column about a year ago, hilarious writer, founder of the beloved and now-defunct feminist humor website The Toast, and unbelievably empathetic human Mallory Ortberg has been providing sensible,... Read more »

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House Proud : The troubling rise of stay-at-home daughters

“Daughters aren’t to be independent. They’re not to act outside the scope 
of their father. As long as they’re under the...

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Mad Science: Deconstructing Bunk Reporting in 5 Easy Steps

British scientists have uncovered the truth behind one of modern culture's greatest mysteries: why little girls play with pink toys. Is it...

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Game Changer: Why Gaming Culture Allows Abuse... and How We Can Stop It

You're a Bolshevik feminist jewess that hates white people… and you expect to be taken seriously when you're “critique-ing” ...

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Know & Tell: The Literary Renaissance of Trans Women Writers

For so long, the people who wrote about us were not us. Finally, that is beginning to change. Read more »