Let It All Out: Laurie Halse Anderson on #MeToo and the Journey from "speak" to "SHOUT"

In 1999, author Laurie Halse Anderson told the story of her sexual assault in her radical, bestselling young-adult novel speak, and in doing so gave a generation of teens and young adults a vocabulary for consent and rape.

Backtalk: YA's Cancel Culture

This week, Dahlia and Amy dig into the world of YA drama. Recently, two YA authors have chosen to cancel their own debut novels after being called out by some readers for “problematic” issues in the text. Dahlia and Amy talk about the effects of a cancel culture that demands perfect art. Also, a... Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Ellen Page's Response to the Jussie Smollett Fallout

“It’s critical that we not lose sight of the real threats underrepresented communities face every day.” Read more »

Platonic Ideal: In "My Brilliant Friend," Companionship and Survival are Forever Linked

Safety in any manifestation is a luxury for Elena and Lila, as is liberty. Read more »

Douchebag Decree: You Say School Spirit, I Say Racism

The Covington Catholic students were on a “mission” to protest reproductive freedom that ended in the public taunting of people of color. Read more »

Bitch’s 10 Most-Read Stories in 2018

What a year. Read more »

Signs, Saints, and Symbols: Transgender Kids in Media are Not Here to Forgive You

By not allowing trans kids to grow into adults, even if it’s just on TV shows, writers take away their futures. Read more »

Join the Club: Gabrielle Moss on the Golden Age of YA Literature

Gabrielle Moss takes us on a nostalgic and hilarious tour through teen bookshelves and the Golden Age of YA literature. Read more »

No Shame Monster: “Big Mouth” Sweetens the Bitter Pill of Puberty

In the past, stories of adolescent sexuality and desire on television were often only focused on boys—with girls as a mystery or a conquest. Big Mouth evens up the score. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: What Happened to Serena Williams

The U.S. Open final is the latest in a series of recent moments that have left fans of women’s tennis outraged. Read more »

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