violence

It’s Not Over: America’s Future of White Supremacist Violence

Clearly white supremacy will not go away after a single election.

From the Junkyard: Meg Lionel Murphy Paints Through Trauma

I have had extreme, debilitating PTSD. I needed fantasy in order to survive Read more »

Very Online: You Can’t Escape Death on TikTok

We’re still learning what to do with death, both online and off. Read more »

Mind Interrupted: The Horrifying Manipulation of Black Women’s Psyches

The traumatic spectacles of these transformations often reveal so little about the interiority of the fictional Black women who experience them. Read more »

Trauma Loop: “Antebellum” Mishandles Its Message

The film is fixated on racism as an act of overt violence, but racism is so monstrous because it can appear so deceptively normal. Read more »

Jerry Harris and the Dark Underbelly of “Cheer”

The shows we so enthusiastically consume can transfer power and trust to people who will wield it violently. Read more »

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. Read more »

“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 »

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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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