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“Surviving R. Kelly” Serves Up a Toxic Cocktail of Misogynoir and Masculinity

When Black girls are expected to avoid predators, while white girls are expected to be protected from them, that’s misogynoir. Read more »

Oh, the Places Rage Will Take You: “Last Woman Standing” Reckons with Comedy’s Predators

As a culture, are we fully invested in seeking justice for women who have suffered at the hands of men? Read more »

Mother Knows Best: The Family Secrets at the Heart of “Sharp Objects”

At the center of Sharp Objects is a culture that’s intimately familiar in many parts of the rural United States. Read more »

White Night: 40 Years after Jonestown, Well-Intentioned White Women Are Still a Menace

The role of white women in Jonestown is a stark reminder that even the most progressive among us may be inclined to support dominant power structures when it suits us. Read more »

Her Own World: The Unsettling Objections to Teen-Girl Cartoon Reboots

The cultural expectation that young girls should uphold the beauty standards imposed on adult women is a slippery slope. Read more »

What Just Happened? : Far-Right Violence Isn’t a Fringe Reaction to Trump’s Dehumanizing Rhetoric—It’s the Whole Point

This isn’t about what just happened. This is about what keeps happening. Read more »

The Intimidation Game: Donald Trump and the GOP’s History of Voter Suppression

These laws are very deliberately crafted to target people of color, low-income people, and disabled people. Read more »

Breaking the Covenant: What Does Solidarity Look Like for Sexual-Assault Survivors?

Women who publicly support men who abuse and violate women are communicating that your pain does not matter. Read more »

It’s Time to Embrace Feminism’s Anger

“Feminism” is Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year, but “anger” should be in there too. Read more »

Not a Follower, Not Yet a Leader: Women Cult Leaders Hold an Insidious, Misunderstood Power

The role of powerful women in cults has generally gone unnoticed by the new wave of creep-seeking entertainment. 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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