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Writing Between Resistance and Celebration: Two Black South African Poets On Writing, Urgency, And Changing Minds

It’s an interesting time to be a young poet in South Africa right now. Read more »

And the Cultural Appropriation Prize Goes to...White Writers

When a white editor proposed an “appropriation prize,” other white editors launched a real and very public campaign to fund it. Read more »

Backtalk: Oh Really, Megyn Kelly? & Bustle’s Hustle

This week, Dahlia and Amy get really, very, super frustrated about Megyn Kelly’s new NBC show, where she’ll feature fake-news conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. They also dig into how Bustle is trying to hustle their readers into giving up personal information under the guise of delivering more... Read more »

This Ombud’s For You: What the End of the NYT’s Public Editor Means

Right now seems like an especially weird time to get rid of a first-line advocate for media transparency. Read more »

No Criticism is Absolute: A Vision for Reviews (And How to Pitch Us)

Pitching reviews to Bitch is getting a little easier. Read more »

Backtalk: Milo's Demise & Vogue's Yellowface

Dahlia and Amy take small pleasures wherever they can get them, such as celebrating the public downfall of famed conservative troll, Milo Yiannopoulos. Writer Roxane Gay, who pulled her book from publishing with Simon & Schuster after they announced a book deal with Yiannopoulus, warns... Read more »

Milo Yiannopoulos and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

It’s not a great time to be Milo Yiannopoulos. Read more »

Are You Buying For-Profit Feminism?: We Bet You Are And You Probably Don’t Even Know It

We’re here to work against the clean, mainstream, for-profit media narrative of calling ourselves feminists and then calling it a day. Read more »

Bad Things Milo Yiannopoulos Has Done, In Case His New Publisher Cares (Just Kidding, They Totally Don't Care)

While I wish this book deal was a stunt, a mainstream book publisher actually believes Yiannopoulos’s words are worth publishing. Read more »

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