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Refresh and Rebuild: Plotting the Future of New York’s Most Conservative Borough

“We get a bad narrative that it’s Trumpville, that it’s racist,” Jasmine Robinson, who moved to Staten Island from the Bronx when she was 17, tells Bitch. “That’s not all of Staten Island.” 

The Infuriating Failure of Alice Sebold's Apology

Sebold’s statement after the exoneration of a man she accused of rape in 1981 suggests she bears no responsibility for his conviction or 16 year incarceration. Read more »

White Lies: How Democrats React to Kyle Rittenhouse's Acquittal Matters

Encouragements to “just vote” tell a grieving country that we can be saved by continuing to do something that hasn’t saved us yet. Read more »

Crimeless Victims: What Is the True-Crime Takeover Doing to Us?

 The emergence of “highbrow” true crime allows listeners to recast spectatorship as objective critical analysis. Read more »

The Truth about TV News Is Far Scarier Than Fiction

The points these movies are making—that news is selectively curated, hosts can be vapid, and commercial television is motivated more by profit than public service—were perhaps shocking once but are now the least of our problems. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Everything Is at Stake

The SCOTUS again appear poised to pursue a purely theoretical liberty at the expense of the lives of people of color. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Nike

They’ll never back down. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: We've Already Had Enough Of Brett Kavanaugh

How fast can you read 42,000 pages? Cause it takes us more than a couple hours. Read more »

Backtalk: We Don’t Need to be Civil to Inhumane People

This week, Dahlia and Amy survived another week where hell is empty and all the devils are here on earth. It’s been a couple weeks of horrifying news and the last thing we need to hear is how progressive folks need to be civil to the inhumane Right. It feels the the least possible harm that Stephen... Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Time's Up For Bill

In an interview, Clinton claimed to “like the #MeToo movement; it’s way overdue.” But when pressed on whether it had prompted him to rethink his own past behavior, he sputtered that of course he hadn’t, because he’d “felt terrible then.” Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: "Sick" Questions How We View Women With Chronic Illness

There’s a class of illnesses—multi-symptomatic, chronic, hard to diagnose—that remain associated with suffering women and disbelieving experts.  Read more »

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