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In the [Susan] Sontag archives.

Dylan Farrow speaks out: “There were experts willing to attack my credibility. There were doctors willing to gaslight an abused child.”

Our formidable Samhita Mukhopadhyay on Her: “Is it so far-fetched to believe that this ability to be who you want to be, together with the very real connections we make online, could make for a successful romantic future?”

“Surprise”: White men represented the largest proportion of solo interviews this year on Sunday morning talk shows.

Girls Court brings an all-hands-on-deck approach to the lives of vulnerable girls, especially those forced into prostitution.

White supremacy isn’t a meeting of individuals in white hoods somewhere in the deep ...

In the [Susan] Sontag archives.

Dylan Farrow speaks out: “There were experts willing to attack my credibility. There were doctors willing to gaslight an abused child.”

Our formidable Samhita Mukhopadhyay on Her: “Is it ...

Beyonce in Flawless video with definition of feminist

Quote of the Day: Beyoncé on the myth of gender equality

“We need to stop buying into the myth about gender equality. It isn’t a reality yet. Today, women make up half of the U.S. workforce, but the average working woman earns only 77 percent of what the average working man makes. But unless women and men both say this is unacceptable, things will not change. Men have to demand that their wives, daughters, mothers, and sisters earn more—commensurate with their qualifications and not their gender. Equality will be achieved when men and women are granted equal pay and equal respect.”

Beyoncé has voiced her frustration with the myth that gender equality has been achieved before, and now here she is writing in the recently released Shriver Report on the ...

“We need to stop buying into the myth about gender equality. It isn’t a reality yet. Today, women make up half of the U.S. workforce, but the average working woman earns only 77 percent of what ...

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Traveling while black.

Body as a second language: navigating queer girl culture on the autism spectrum.

“I think I’m speaking for a bunch of girls when I say that the idea that feminism is completely natural and shouldn’t even be something that people find mildly surprising.” Tavi Gevinson interviews Lorde over at Rookie.

After a nuanced column on gun control, this journalist was swiftly banished from the spotlight.

The whiter the school, the more diverse the promotional materials.

You won’t see the female point of view represented in The Wolf of Wall Street… or for that matter in any of the other of the major Wall Street films so far.”

Traveling while black.

Body as a second language: navigating queer girl culture on the autism spectrum.

“I think I’m speaking for a bunch of girls when I say that the idea that feminism is completely natural ...

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More reasons to love Beyonce.

On January 1st, gay youth will now be allowed to be boy scoutsbut can we really call it progress?

#RealTalk on sex work: “Sex-positive feminists might party all night with the ‘sluts,’ but some folks couldn’t abide the ‘whores’ from the other side of privilege town.”

On race, skin color, self-acceptance, and mentorship.

Trymaine Lee on how poor, black and brown children are bearing the brunt of school closures and failing education systems.

On the relationship between creativity and poverty: “New York – and San Francisco, London, Paris and other cities where cost of living has skyrocketed are…’the vast gated communities where the one percent reproduces itself’.”

More reasons to love Beyonce.

On January 1st, gay youth will now be allowed to be boy scoutsbut can we really call it progress?

#RealTalk on sex work: “Sex-positive feminists might party ...

Weekly Feminist Reader

“Most of us [twentysomething women] aren’t scrambling to lock down boyfriends by age 25 — we’re busy building our careers.”

A lengthy but important read on the relationship between “dick culture” and “rape culture”.

Why I don’t do Christmas.

On defending (and critiquing) Beyonce: “She’s not a perfect feminist (none of us are), she still has a way to go (most of us do), but she is certainly a feminist.”

THEMthe first trans* literary journal, debuts:  “I would like THEM to be a place where that narrative can be upset—whether by exploring other stories or contextualizing the familiar ones.”

“Most of us [twentysomething women] aren’t scrambling to lock down boyfriends by age 25 — we’re busy building our careers.”

A lengthy but important read on the relationship between “dick culture” and “rape culture”.

Why ...

What you probably missed in Beyoncé’s album

Since Beyoncé released her surprise album last month week, it’s been widely acknowledged as one of the most explicitly feminist pieces of work by a major pop artist in quite a while. Many feminists were surprised to see Beyoncé be so open about her feminism, and though it may be imperfect, that almost makes me love it more.

However I have yet to see an analysis of the album that hits upon the references she makes to Latinidad, specifically Afro-Brazilian culture and traditions.

Since Beyoncé released her surprise album last month week, it’s been widely acknowledged as one of the most explicitly feminist pieces of work by a major pop artist in quite a while. Many feminists were surprised to ...

6 ways Beyonce’s new album gave me LIFE in GIFs

**This is not a Beyonce thought piece.

When we were all having #Scandal withdrawal last Thursday night, Beyonce dropped a surprise album, complete with a video for every song. As Sesali wrote yesterday, about the “Haunted” video in particular, “I think King Bey used the scenes to push back on our (sub)conscious societal fears.” The visuals for the album cover a myriad topics that have been on King Bey’s mind all of these years.

And while the album did spark a big debate over whether Beyonce, who samples Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s now famous TedTalk “We Should All Be Feminists,” can self-identify as “feminist,” for me the visual album game me new life.

Here are the reasons why in GIF ...

**This is not a Beyonce thought piece.

When we were all having #Scandal withdrawal last Thursday night, Beyonce dropped a surprise album, complete with a video for every song. As Sesali wrote yesterday, about ...

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