The Complexities of Cure Culture : An Interview with Eli Clare on Cure, Diagnosis, and a Crip Writing Practice

I want us to turn our backs on normal. I want us to build and practice a body politics that is as complicated and contradictory as our body-minds. Otherwise we will never find liberation.

Pain Woman Takes Your Keys : Sonya Huber's New Essay Collection is a Multifaceted Look at Life with Chronic Pain

Huber uses pain as a lens through which she examines disability, gender bias, motherhood, and the very basic condition of living in a body. Read more »

"Sanctuary of the Psychic Life": Why poetry matters in the Trump Era

Given the D-list lineup Trump’s team managed to pull together, it’s easy to see why many people believed our 45th president would choose to mark his entry into the... Read more »

Remarkable Acts: Han Kang's latest novel pays tribute to those killed in the Gwangju Uprising

Throughout the book, Han raises the question of what it is that allows groups of people to commit such remarkable acts—both of violence and of bravery.  Read more »

My President Loves to Read

When Obama talks about the power and meaning that he has gleaned from books, I hear the words of every person I’ve ever known who loves to read. Read more »

Stars Within Our Reach: Dava Sobel's Latest Book Honors the women of the Harvard College Observatory

The Glass Universe reads like a series of biographies linked by science and women’s rights, and its stories span more than a century. Read more »

Off the Hook: A Q&A With "American Hookup" Author Lisa Wade

"Students spent a lot of time worrying about whether they were having enough fun, if they were fun people, and if the fun they were having was the 'right' kind of fun: raucous, drunken, sexy, and just a tad perilous. Hooking up is the pinnacle of this." Read more »

Bad Things Milo Yiannopoulos Has Done, In Case His New Publisher Cares (Just Kidding, They Totally Don't Care)

While I wish this book deal was a stunt, a mainstream book publisher actually believes Yiannopoulos’s words are worth publishing. Read more »

Bitch's Best Books of 2016

How many of the Bitch community's best books of 2016 have you read? Read more »

It's Jane's House—We Just Live in It: Brontë, feminism, and the gothic tradition

The themes and tropes Jane Eyre combined so brilliantly—patriarchy and male control, female dopplegangers, and, of course, gothic houses—remain ever-present in literature and popular culture. Read more »

Ambition Condition: Women, writing, and the problem of success

By not owning up to her ambitions—whether they’re in the public or private realms—a writer feeds the machine that discounts the aspirations and talents of all women writers. Read more »

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Know & Tell: The literary renaissance of trans women writers

"By morning a familyof baffled new bodiescaress one another in the sun& each by each,we teach...

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Rewriting the Future: Using Science Fiction to Re-Envision Justice

When I tell people I am a prison abolitionist and that I believe in ending all prisons, they often look at me like I rode in on a...

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Mock & Awe: Janet Mock on truth-telling, community building, and writing the story she had been waiting for her whole life.

Mainstream media does a pretty horrendous job of telling the stories of trans people, often focusing on the details of their transition and...

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A Look at How Media Writes Women of Color

Nearly every Saturday morning, feminists of color hold Twitter discussions taking a deeper look at issues, such as gender violence. It’s the best... Read more »