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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 »

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 »

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: "The Breakfast Club"

“It’s hard for me to understand how John was able to write with so much sensitivity, and also have such a glaring blind spot.” Read more »

Expanding Our Imagination: 9 Novels That Show Fat People Themselves

Some books show fat people themselves—good, bad, fatphobia, insecurities, and triumphs included Read more »

Adventures in Feministory: Eugenia Apostol

Eugenia Apostol has the unique distinction of helping to spark revolutions that would eventually unseat corrupt presidents. Read more »

Beyond Binaries and Convention: Kay Ulanday Barrett on Ancestry, Disability, and Identity Formation

I am not interested in having white Americans take my family’s tongue and practices for some poetic getaway. Read more »

There’s a Lot of Ways of Being Us: Jennifer Finney Boylan on Transgender Advocacy, Her Writing Career, and Caitlyn Jenner

There are now enough transgender writers that we don’t always have to talk about the experience of being trans and the cliche of transition. Read more »

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