Takedown

The Fairy Tale that Won't Die: Beauty and the Beast : Disney Revives the Fantasy of Captivity and Monsters for Young Girls

Disney is poised to cash in on a new generation of girls who’ll want to be just like Belle.

Shedding (Moon)Light on Toxic Masculinity: The Problem is Homophobia, not Gay Characters

Gay Black men are not a problem. Toxic masculinity, however, is. And the twisted view of manhood festering in some traditionalist corners is damaging to all Black men—as well as to women and girls. Read more »

March Madness: Marketing Women's History Month

Since January, my inbox has been brimming with press releases for female-specific products and services described with one or more of the following terms: “revolution,” “empowering,” “strong,” “confident,” and “kickass.” 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 »

Jeff Sessions is a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

Jeff Sessions’s strategy at his confirmation hearing was to approach every question with a nice voice and a smile, praise for his questioners, careful phrasing, and a conveniently foggy memory. Read more »

Awards Shows Still Have a Sofia Vergara Problem, and It Needs to Stop

In 2017, it’s not okay to make jokes about the thick accents and thick brains of Spanish-speaking immigrants, but that didn’t stop the writers of the Golden Globes. 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 »