The Fragility of the Western Traveler: Time to (Un)pack the Colonial Baggage

Before you pack your bags, unpack your colonial privilege. Read more »

“Speed Sisters” Makes Drag Racing a Feminist Issue

New documentary Speed Sisters looks at an all-woman racing team, the first of its kind in Palestine, and their struggle to break into the male-dominated racing world as they compete against other drivers and each other. Read more »

The Fragility of Silence: Unlearning Childhood Secrecy and Breaking the Chains in Adult Life

Sometimes silence is broken and exposed as the most fragile of things when someone steps forward with enough courage to end it. Read more »

Be a Man: The Disruption of Toxic Masculinity in “Master of None”

Master of None models what healthy platonic relationships should look like for men. Read more »

Examining Trump with a House of Cards: The Line Separating Reality and TV Political Drama is Fading

The line between reality and political television drama is wearing thin. 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 »

Chris Brown, Johnny Depp, and the Politics of Ex Abuse

There are many ways ex abuse can occur. It can be happen through stalking, threats, or by using children from the relationship as leverage for continued violence.  The method can also be financial, such as withholding the financial compensation ordered by the court. At its worst, ex abuse... Read more »

No Girls Allowed: The Fragility of Gaming Culture

As the Internet began to grow and accelerate through the ’90s and early 2000s, gamers began congregating in online spaces and solidifying the rules of their subculture…Many of those rules—fueled by any number of extant factors, such as sexual intimidation and social ostracization—could be... Read more »

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Ms. Opinionated: I'm a Man. How Can I Help the Feminist Movement?

Welcome to Ms. Opinionated, our weekly advice column dealing with questions of life, love, feminism, and pop culture. This week, a reader... Read more »

"Moonlight" is an Essential Work of Art for the Current Political Moment

Moonlight displays the kind of empathy and humanity that we desperately need right now. Read more »