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How Evangelical Purity Culture Can Lead to a Lifetime of Sexual Shame

Former born-again Christian Linda Kay Klein combines personal reflections with years of research to trace the psychological effects of purity culture on women in her new memoir, "Pure."
Stephanie Dubick
10.16.18
Books

9 Intimate, Revelatory Books About Queerness

Recent must-reads outside your basic heterosexual canon.
Laura Winnick
9.28.18
Books

How Feminist Bookstores Changed History

In their printing presses and bookshops, women once owned the means of production—in their literature, at least.
Lucy Uprichard
9.25.18
money

How Not to Go Broke Because of Love

You don't need to pay for love—figuratively or literally.
Melissa Browne
9.25.18
You Make Me Wanna

Christian Bale in 'Little Women' Taught Me It's Hot to Be Smart

Watching Christian Bale and Winona Ryder's on-screen sparring in the 1994 adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's classic book, I learned that a true partner won't shame you for having a brain, but love you for it.
Melissa Batchelor Warnke
9.21.18
politics

Women's Anger Will Change the World

In this excerpt from Soraya Chemaly's new book, "Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women's Anger," the activist and author urges readers to use their inner rage as a powerful tool for social change.
Sooraya Chemaly
9.17.18
Culture

Southeast Asia's Vengeful Man-Eating Spirit Is a Feminist Icon

The pontianak is a ghost that avenges women who die in childbirth. Her fearsomeness is linked to her femininity, and she'll rip your eyes out if you look at her the wrong way.
Nisa Kreems
9.14.18
Books

7 Books to Guide You Through Grief and Loss

Whether you're mourning the death of a loved one or just dealing with the despair of everyday life, these titles will help you heal.
Laura Winnick
9.6.18
You Make Me Wanna

I Lusted So Hard Over Leo DiCaprio in 'Romeo + Juliet' That I Became Him

I longed for a hero in a Hawaiian shirt, cigarette-in-mouth, to risk life and limb to swear he'd love me. But in the end, I became my own romantic lead.
Nell Frizzell
8.23.18
Books

Fatimah Asghar Questions What It Means to Be American

In her debut book, "If They Come For Us," the Pakistani-American poet articulates the fractured feeling of growing up as a Muslim orphan with an immigrant background in the US.
Sarah Burke
8.13.18
Books

In the Future, I'm Fat

An excerpt from Virgie Tovar's new book, "You Have the Right to Remain Fat," about the hard-won accomplishment of discarding the idea that she should one day be thin.
Virgie Tovar
8.13.18
Books

What We Can All Learn from Polyamorous Relationships

"Many Love," Sophie Lucido Johnson's new memoir chronicling her years of polyamorous partnerships, is actually a lesson on what it means to be committed.
Laura Winnick
7.26.18