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On TV, One Character Can't Represent an Entire Culture

Fresh Off the Boat points out the burdens of representation carried by the few realistic characters of color on TV. 

America's Forgotten Female Astronauts

Last month, an all-female Russian astronaut crew spent eight days together in a mock spaceship to determine how a group of women would interact during space travel as a test run for a 2029 mission to the moon. Sadly, at a press conference preceding the experiment, reporters opted to ask questions on how they would manage without men and makeup for eight days. 

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Today we're reading about police violence, Buy Nothing Day, and Native perspectives on Thanksgiving. 

Poet Fatimah Asghar Speaks About Survival, Language, and Diaspora

Fatimah Asghar's poetry is brutally beautiful. Her stanzas are heavy with pain yet buoyant with light.

Collecting Hollywood's Most Sexist and Racist Casting Calls

The Tumblr and web series Lady Parts re-publishes real film and TV casting calls. And it's not pretty. 

Ask Bear: How Can I Forgive Someone for Dumping Me?

Being dumped sucks. But here's the good news: You’re not on his timeline anymore.

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Today we're reading about a shooting at a Black Lives Matter protest, Syrian refugees, and the bigotry of Trump. 

A Long But Important Read: From the Bitch HQ

There was a time, not too long ago, when any conversation about independent, feminist media would begin with the announcement that another near-and-dear magazine, bookstore, or publishing concern had recently shuttered its doors.

The Uncomfortable Violence of The Hunger Games' "Mockingjay"

As Americans applaud Katniss's revolution, we're increasingly willing to turn our backs on refugees fleeing real-world dictators. 

New Music Monday: Shopping

As soon as guitarist Rachel Aggs, bassist Billy Easter, and drummer Andrew Milk started in on their propulsive beats, it was like the crowd had been struck by lightning. The arms came uncrossed, the chatter ceased, and the crowd became a messy, sweaty, glorious dance pile.

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Today we're reading about Syrian refugees, the horribleness of Trump, and Agent Carter.