Dear Kanye West: North and Chicago Are Not Your Karma

People call down girl children like plagues. Read more »

Plot Twist: TV’s Surprise-Pregnancy Problem

Pregnancy has become a looming onscreen threat that could suddenly befall any woman. Read more »

No Pregnancy Glow: In “Hard Knock Wife,” Motherhood Isn’t Glamorous

When did the fit, unswollen, unbloated, sexually appealing mom become the standard? Read more »

Popaganda: Birth of the New

On this episode of Popaganda, we dig into parenting and the end of the world: whether that means a total lifestyle change or global environmental calamity. Read more »

Reigning from the Ground: The Gravity of Soledad O’Brien

There isn’t one way to describe Soledad O’Brien’s successes; they’re like vines—woven and connected, multitudinous and plentiful. Read more »

Ask Auntie Randa: on "The Simpsons" and handling your family's fatphobia

Auntie Randa’s take on The Simpsons as refugees and confronting your family’s fatphobia. Read more »

Ask Auntie Randa: on sex writing, Palestinian roots, and skin privilege

Auntie Randa’s advice on writing about sex, embracing Palestinian roots, and skin privilege. Read more »

Forced Exile: How Queer Families Navigate Holidays

Outsider status makes going home especially anxiety-inducing for queer people. Read more »

Popaganda: Queering Family Values

“Family values” has been co-opted by right-wing folks. But what the hell! Feminists have strong values, and we have strong families, too. On today’s episode, we’re queering family values. For a lot of queer folks, the traditional concept of family is wrought with complicated feelings—a lot of blood... Read more »

Pistols or Pearls: Gender Reveal Parties Are a Sham

Gender-reveal parties reinforce a faux binary. Read more »

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What I Learned About Gender and Power from Sailor Moon

My life began in 1995 — the year I turned eight and became a divorced kid.    Read more »