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Backtalk: Police Sexual Assaults and Transphobic Myths

On Backtalk, Sarah and Amy discuss pop culture news of the week. This week, they dig into the disturbing case of police officer Daniel Holtzclaw and discuss the pattern of sexual abuse among police officers. Then, writer Leela Ginelle joins us to discuss the transphobic myths that led to the repeal of an equal rights ordinance in Houston. Plus: Way too much gushing about Aziz Ansari's...

New Film "Ayanda" Is a Vivid Picture of Youth Culture in South Africa

Ayanda is the lead female character I’ve been waiting for. 

Why We Can't and Won't "Drop the T"

A campaign to "drop the T" from LGBT is hurtful in all kinds of ways. 

A New Video Series Encourages You to #ShoutYourAbortion

Thousands of people shared their stories of abortion on the hashtag #ShoutYourAbortion.

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Today we're reading about Aziz Ansari, queer comics, and #BlackOnCampus

Revisiting Meghan Daum's Essay Collection "My Misspent Youth"

Meghan Daum’s 2001 cult-classic collection is being reissued this month. How does it hold up? 

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Today we're reading about LGBT veterans, student protests, and Aziz on The Late Show. 

Ask Bear: My Friend Is Getting Married to Someone Awful. What Can I Do?

Our advice columnist weighs a tricky question: how to support a friend who's in a bad relationship. 

Aziz Ansari's Hilarious New Show Tells Stories Rarely Seen on TV

Master of None is the first comedy to make me cry—the stories of life with immigrant parents are thoughtful and funny. 

Rewriting Reality: A Forthcoming Speculative Fiction Anthology Asks Transgender Authors to Imagine New Worlds

It’s been a helter-skelter year for sci-fi and geekdom.