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We Were Seeds: 10 Stories to Read to Understand the “American Dirt” Controversy

Latinx writers (and those who support them) are being incredibly vocal about the harm this book has caused.

Dirty Minds: The Evolution—and Queering—of Sex-Advice Columns

Examining the cultural relevance of sex columns challenges us to question the speed at which we consume others’ sex lives, in all their intimacy and vulnerability, online. Read more »

Very Online: When Authors Behave Badly on Twitter

Do authors have a responsibility to be more careful with how they wield social media? Read more »

Bye Sharam: Indian Women Are Tapping into the Enduring Power of Memoir

Sharam, or shame, is one of patriarchy’s most powerful weapons, and it begins early. Read more »

First of Many: Jamia Wilson, Lisa Lucas, and Kima Jones on the Future of What We Read

These pioneers are transforming the future of literary culture for readers and writers of color. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Ted Bundy's Living Victim Speaks Out

There’s an undeniably flattering undertone to the coverage of Ted Bundy. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: The Future of LGBTQ Media

It’s a dark time for publications that center marginalized voices. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Black Boys Don't Have Nick Sandmann's Rights

So many Black youth aren’t here to tell their side of the story. Read more »

Backtalk: Who Gets to Make Mistakes?

This week, Dahlia and Amy round up some of the big hits of bad takes. From Lena Dunham’s letter from the editor where she admits to lying to protect a rapist to a weird piece dissecting Ariana Grande’s “thank u, next” music video, who gets to make mistakes over and over again? Writers... Read more »

Join the Club: Gabrielle Moss on the Golden Age of YA Literature

Gabrielle Moss takes us on a nostalgic and hilarious tour through teen bookshelves and the Golden Age of YA literature. Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Shitty Media Man Continues to Be Shitty

So far Stephen Elliott’s suit is the only legal action that’s arisen from the list. Read more »

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