Women who argue with men are often told to “calm down” simply because they’re expressing themselves.
Here’s What You Need To Know About Drag Kings
The drag kings scene in New York, led by Lee Valone Velour and others, shows that gender is performance.
Anne of Green Gables vs. Jo March: How They’ve Shaped Perceptions of Girlhood
The heroines of “Anne of Green Gables” and “Little Women” have inspired generations of young girls, but their messages are actually quite different.
The Cultural History of Witches and Deadly Creatures—and Why It Still Matters Today
Witches and deadly creatures have existed in popular culture for centuries. Art historian Yassana Croizat-Glazer examines their relationship at a particular moment in time.
The Power of Restraint: What “WandaVision” Can Teach Us About Overcoming Challenges
“WandaVision” provides an insightful look at the importance of restraint and the current cultural moment.
Cracked Crystal Promises
Lisa Smith breaks the stigma around cocaine addiction, particularly for women.
Amandla Stenberg as a Voice Against Cultural Appropriation
Amandla Stenberg is one of many influential black women embracing the concept of black girl magic for the advancement of women of color.
How Black Poets Are Utilizing Their Platform During an Economic Crisis, a Pandemic, and Cultural Revolution
Poetry has always had the power to engage the oppressed. Right now, we are seeing poetry in its barest and rawest form.
LSD. Lysergic acid diethylmide. Who knows what that is? Not me.
Monankim, a Photo Series by Jenevieve Aken
In her photo series “Monankim,” Nigerian photographer Jenevieve Aken captures the entry into womanhood as experienced through the women of the Bakor people.
The ‘Fairer Sex’? Not Always
“How trusting my female bosses just because they were women could have led to disaster.” By Jane Madembo
The Magic and True Meaning of Hysteria
Emotion has historically been silenced as a sign of female weakness and labeled as “hysteria” in our culture.
In Defense of the Disney Princess
After banning Disney from her home, a mother discovers that playing princess might teach her daughter leadership skills after all.
Irma Stern: Portrait of an Early 20th Century Millennial
Denigrated by the Nazis, lauded by black intellectuals, embraced by the apartheid-era government, and fitting in everywhere and nowhere, the essence of the noted South African artist is hard to distill—and she’d probably like it that way.