Op-Ed

Op-Ed

'Leaving Neverland' and the Complex Process of Revising Your Memories

Learning of a loved one’s sexual violence can feel akin to betrayal, as I was reminded by HBO's documentary about Michael Jackson.
Lydia Mack
3.8.19
Disability Rights

Disabled Activists Should Not Have to Die to Have Our Voices Heard

Carrie Ann Lucas's recent insurance-related death has brought new eyes to her work as a prominent activist—and is yet another instance of disability rights only gaining mainstream attention after one of us dies.
s.e. smith
3.7.19
Op-Ed

Solange Gave Us 'When I Get Home' After A Frustrating Black History Month

After a Black History Month filled with societal strife, Solange’s new music is a salve of Black sisterhood, resilience, and power.
Bianca Betancourt
3.1.19
Op-Ed

'A Star Is Born' Has Always Been About Emotional Abuse

It's easy for filmmakers to portray abusers as clear-cut villains; it's much harder to treat them with compassion and to layer a story with the moments of levity and genuine connection.
Robyn Bahr
2.22.19
Op-Ed

How Rachel Weisz Became the Unofficial Straight LGBTQ Ambassador

People used to love Rachel Weisz for her charming and magnetic romance roles. But that was before the rabid queer internet community and I got a hold of her.
Jill Gutowitz
2.22.19
Op-Ed

The 2020 Democratic Frontrunners Need to Answer for Their Votes on SESTA

SESTA put my sex worker community in severe danger. We need to demand our candidates commit to better policy this primary.
Liara Roux
2.22.19
Op-Ed

Netflix's 'Siempre Bruja' Is a Tone Deaf Erasure of Slavery's Trauma

A prime example of problematic Afro-Latinx narratives, this series finds a slave witch traveling through time to save her lover, the son of her master.
Joelle Monique
2.15.19
Op-Ed

'Broad City' Gave Us the Loser Women We Needed

Loserdom is a universal state of being, yet it’s traditionally been played by straight, white men, for whom failure has the lowest stakes.
Annie Fell
1.29.19
Op-Ed

You’re Not Allowed in the Anne Hathaway Club if You Hated Her in the 2000s

As a faithful fan, watching you frauds come crawling back into the Hathaway standom makes my blood boil.
Jill Gutowitz
1.28.19
Op-Ed

The Women of 'The Sopranos' Taught Me I Can Only Be Myself

On "The Sopranos," women can be wives or mistresses; dependent or independent; but the men of the show, like the men in my own life, may never see them as multifaceted, complex people.
Sophia Giovannitti
1.10.19
Op-Ed

'Dumplin'' Solved The Trouble With Teen Rom-Coms This Year

In a year of movies where everyone lied their way into happy endings, "Dumplin'" did something groundbreaking: It told the truth.
Mariella Mosthof
12.26.18
END FORCED MOTHERHOOD

When Women Have Fewer Rights Than a Fetus

At what point in a woman’s pregnancy does she lose her fundamental civil rights?
Jex Blackmore
12.21.18
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