Douchebag Decree: John Hockenberry's #Metoo Essay Is a Reminder That Literary Publishing Is Still a Boys' Club

Men like John Hockenberry and their apologists don’t see sexual harassment as harmful or frightening and their conflation of romance and harassment proves it.

Five things you could have done instead of giving Jian Ghomeshi a cover story

Maybe we don’t need to give high-profile platforms to abusers who still crave the spotlight. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: "The Fall of Men" Is a Terrible Idea

On Friday, the New York Review of Books published “Reflections on a Hashtag,” the cover story for its October print issue, written by Jian Ghomeshi. Read more »

2018 Was the Summer of the Asian Beach Read

Having access to the “beach read” label feels like acceptance—the ability to reach audiences who might see our work as a source of pleasure instead of education. Read more »

Electric Dirt: Queer Appalachia Is Redefining Southern Identity

The collective is promoting art, activism, and culture in the South while building queer community. Read more »

i’m samantha irby and i’m here to take your call*: *if you promise you’ll subscribe to Bitch

if it helps, picture a bunch of celebrities pretending to talk on phones behind me as i implore you for your help. Read more »

Bitch Media Fellowships for Writers

Bitch Media, an independent, nonprofit feminist media organization now in its 22nd year, is pleased to offer the Bitch Media Fellowships for Writers, a series of three-month intensive writing fellowships whose goal is to develop, support, and amplify emerging, diverse voices in feminist,... Read more »

Backtalk: Junot Diaz & MeToo

This week, Dahlia and Amy talk about the latest in this #MeToo movement and what accountability can look like. More and more stories are coming out across industries of those who are abusing their power and we’re beginning to see more claims within the literary world. Last month, Junot Diaz... Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Ross Douthat Thinks Violent Incel Ideology Makes Sense

Of course this week’s Douchebag Decree is going to Ross Douthat. Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Chait, You Trapped Yourself

When you try to trap me, you trap yourself. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Damn

He’s the first non-classical and non-jazz musician to ever win the prize. Read more »

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