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 »

Follow Women of Color: Lessons from the Women's March on Washington

The rally before the march was packed with incredible speakers—Cecile Richards, Michael Moore, Van Jones, Gloria Steinem—but it was women of color, again and again, who brought the house down with their music and songs, with their words, and with their hearts. Read more »

Dispatches from Outside the Women's March

The Women’s March is not only a bold chapter in the continuing narrative of U.S. feminisms, it also accurately documented the problems still unresolved in feminist movements; namely white supremacy, bio essentialism, and ableism. Read more »

Future Imperfect: Madame Clairevoyant on Astrology in the Age of Trump

"We can imagine bigger and better things for our world, and I want us not to lose sight of that as things get sadder and stranger." 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 »

Popaganda: Laughing at Tyrants

Donald Trump hates it when you laugh at him. This episode features two conversations about using humor to share ideas and feelings with hostile people. First, we hear from Jex Blackmore of Detroit's Satanic Temple, which hosts spectacular protests rooted to point out the hypocrisy of mixing church... 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 »

Pink Flag: What Message Do "Pussy Hats" Really Send?

Gender essentialism, a belief used to oppress throughout most of human civilization, can’t suddenly be used to support intersectionality. 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 »

"Homeland's" Sixth Season Could Help the Espionage Thriller Ditch Its Islamophobic Rep—But Will It Work?

Season 6 offers an opportunity for Homeland to show how Muslim communities have been wronged by American policies. Read more »

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Politically Correct Language Isn't Just About Being Polite—It's About Survival

Photo by Phillipe Leroyer (Creative Commons). Two weeks ago, Jonathan Chait published the lengthy essay "Not a Very P.C. Thing to Say" in... Read more »

The Forgotten History of the Women Who Shaped Modern Advertising

Long before Peggy Olson fought to be a copywriter on Mad Men, women were pioneering advertisers in the new age of mass media.  It'... Read more »

Saying Goodbye to Maria and the End of a Sesame Street Era

Growing up, Sesame Street's Maria was one of the best Latina role models I had. Read more »

Sojourner Truth, Unveiled

The leaders of the [women's suffrage] movement trembled on seeing a tall, gaunt black woman in a gray dress and white turban, surmounted...

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