The Fairy Tale that Won't Die: Beauty and the Beast : Disney Revives the Fantasy of Captivity and Monsters for Young Girls

Disney is poised to cash in on a new generation of girls who’ll want to be just like Belle.

Up in Flames: "Woman on Fire" Tells a Trans Woman's Story, But It's Not For Trans People

Woman on Fire is a feel-good story that isn’t concerned so much with its titular character’s arc as with the journeys of the people who surround her. Read more »

What Just Happened?: A Day Without A Woman

Don't assume that one person’s strike bolsters another person’s freedom. Read more »

20 Years of Buffy: Love Letters to the Vampire Slayer: A 3 part series exploring the impact of the iconic show on feminism

Buffy the Vampire Slayer showed me that aggressiveness is an important part of a woman’s personality, something she could not be whole without. Read more »

Reverberations: History and Legacies of Resistance in Black Women’s Music

These acts of transfer, of protesting social conditions and the status quo through music, continue to remain integral to Black women’s survival and protest. Read more »

Audre Lorde's ABC's of Fighting Fascism: It's Time for All of Us to Face our History

When I don’t know what to do, I turn to the Lorde. And right now, a lot of us don’t know what to do. Read more »

Lane Moore Wants You To Feel Good: A Pre–Valentine's Day Chat With the Host of Tinder Live!

"A lot of my jokes could be done by someone of any gender. I’ve never been interested in, like, 'I’m a woman, as you can see, and here are my ladyjokes.'” Read more »

Champagne, Sequins, and Male Tears: "Z" Season One Roundtable for Two

Z follows the Fitzgeralds through their bumpy marriage, their flapper-artist lifestyle, and party after party after party. Read more »

The Self as Specimen: On "All the Lives I Want" and Feminine Feelings

Alana Massey’s debut collection holds a mirror to our celebrity obsessions and our hesitations toward women making art about themselves.   Read more »

Going Green: Writer Mariko Tamaki Takes the Hulk Franchise into Uncharted Territory

Not only is a woman now taking center stage as Hulk, stepping into a role that has always been a symbol of superheroic masculinity, her trauma and internalized anger is at the heart of the story. Read more »

Beyond Walking and Talking: A post-march postmortem with Portland Women's March organizer Margaret Jacobsen

"We gathered, and that’s great, that's really wonderful. But now what are we gonna do? What do we do next time?" Read more »

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Ms. Opinionated: I'm a Man. How Can I Help the Feminist Movement?

Welcome to Ms. Opinionated, our weekly advice column dealing with questions of life, love, feminism, and pop culture. This week, a reader writes in... Read more »

Mad Science: Deconstructing Bunk Reporting in 5 Easy Steps

British scientists have uncovered the truth behind one of modern culture's greatest mysteries: why little girls play with pink toys. Is it because...

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