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Begone with the Wind: How Hollywood Rewrites Slavery

If these cinematic perceptions of slavery are committed to memory, then we might accept the plantation as a mere backdrop to terror rather than the very site of it.

“True Story” and “Fighting Words” Extend the Legacy of “Speak”

Twenty-one years later, we’re still telling similar stories to Speak—and yes, 21 years later, we still need them. Read more »

Restoring Honor: Qandeel Baloch Defied Pakistan’s Patriarchal Code

By simply existing, Qandeel Baloch challenged nearly all of the dominant facets of Pakistani life.  Read more »

Alisson Wood Reclaims Her Power in “Being Lolita”

“My voice is my power, and I’m now able to share this with other women and make them feel like they’re not alone.” Read more »

Journalistic Norms Dishonor Sexual Assault Survivors

A journalist’s hands are frequently tied by the same unjust systems. Read more »

Dr. Luke is Overshadowing a Woman’s Accomplishment. Again.

Though Dr. Luke should be a pariah in the music industry, he’s instead credited as one of the producers on “Say So.” Read more »

This One’s for Tara: A Rape-Revenge Fantasy Amid an Impossible Reality

We can’t undo what Tara Reade suffered in 1993. But we can demand a better world as restorative justice. Read more »

Joe Biden Has Been Accused of Rape. Now What?

This trend of gaslighting victims of assault, including Tara Reade, silences them while functioning in a mythical world where America didn’t elect a self-confessed sexual predator. Read more »

Taking the High Road: Kesha’s Music Creates a Path of Healing for Survivors

You do not have to be defined by something that was done to you. Read more »

Consent, Assault, and Harvey Weinstein’s Walker

Disabled folk are as necessary to the dialogue around bodily autonomy as anyone else, and society needs to evaluate its continuous stereotypes of people with disabilities that prohibit us from being seen—fully. Read more »

An Ode to Diane Nguyen, Depressed Feminist Writer

“You’re responsible for your own happiness.” Read more »

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Game Changer: Why Gaming Culture Allows Abuse... and How We Can Stop It

You're a Bolshevik feminist jewess that hates white people… and you expect to be taken seriously when you're “critique-ing” ...

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