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Critical Conditions: For Trans Individuals, Seeking Medical Care Can Be a Minefield

When trans individuals encounter the medical system, they're often met with discrimination.

Flesh & Twine: A New Storytelling Platform Explores Gender Horror with Each Click

The horror fan in me loves to be grossed out and to squirm in my seat—there’s something pleasantly visceral about experiencing depravity and gore in a controlled environment. But what’s beyond the cheap jump scare and torture porn? 

Twine, a new platform for interactive fiction, has allowed its creators and users to explore this question by expanding the horror genre.

There Will Be Blood: The Precarious Politics of Representing Abortion Onscreen

In reality, abortion is a simple, fast, safe medical procedure. 

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Today we're reading: Perspectives on Ferguson, a profile of an Indian marathon runner, and about digital literacy in Afghanistan. 

Oh Joy Sex Toy: What I Learned from "Girl Sex 101"

Oh Joy Sex Toy is a weekly comics series that graphically explores sex and sexuality. This week, Erika Moen reviews the new book "Girl Sex 101."

Riot, Girl: Harley Quinn Will Finally Get Her Big Screen Debut

The antiheroine who plagues Batman with roller skates and pranks gets her film premiere in Suicide Squad.

"The Folded Clock" Author Heidi Julavitz on Writing, Neurosis, and "The Bachelor"

Heidi Julavits’s unique diary flits back-and-forth between several entries across time and space. 

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

All the news we're reading today: The anniversary of Mike Brown's death, Meryl Streep's screenwriting camp, and breastfeeding. 

Praise for "Losing Ground" and Black Female Film Pioneers Is Long Overdue

Early Black female filmmakers made movies that resisted the very foundations of American cinema. 

Confronting Teen Sexuality in "The Diary of a Teenage Girl"

The film is an excellent adaptation of the graphic novel by legendary underground comix artist Phoebe Gloeckner.