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The CDC's New Alcohol Guidelines Treat Women as "Pre-Pregnant"

What year is this, again? The agency recommends that doctors tell sexually active women to refrain from drinking or get on birth control.

BitchTapes: Asylum

A mixtape for people struggling with mental health—you are not alone. 

The Transphobia is Out There

Transphobic jokes marred an otherwise delightful X-Files episode.

"No Mas Bebés" Retraces the Stories of Mexican Women Who Were Sterilized Without Consent

The new documentary tells the stories of 10 Mexican immigrants who LA county hospital doctors sterilized without their permission after they gave birth by C-section in the 1970s. "How do you make up for that kind of loss?” one woman asks. 

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Today we're reading about a "pharma bro," Black cosplay, and queering your taxes. 

Backtalk: Super Bowl & Iowa Caucus

Sarah and Amy are still undecided between Hillary and the Bern. What about you?

Queerer House

Long before there were any openly queer women on TV, Full House's D.J. Tanner was my first love.

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Today we're reading about Latina punks, Pussy Riot, and global warming. 

Life Sucked in Edwardian England. So Why Do We Love Period Pieces?

Shows like Downtown Abbey, Indian Summers, and Mercy Street appeal to feminist TV fans on many levels. But they can also downplay social issues in favor of focus on fancy costumes. 

Melissa Harris-Perry Recounts the Fear of a Near-Attack in Iowa

A guy approached her muttering about “Nazi Germany" and she did the right thing—listen to her gut. 

Can Voters of Color Truly Get Excited About Bernie or Hillary?

Don't bank on people of color as shoo-in votes for Democrats. If they don't like a candidate, they won't turn out.