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Wonder Woman: Sethembile Msezane

Artist Sethembile Msezane explores issues around spirituality, commemoration and African knowledge systems. Part of her work has examined the …

“The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” turns 20: Hip Hop scholar Joan Morgan on its legacy

<b>Lauryn Hill (AP/Evan Agostini)</b><p>In her new book “She Begat This,” Joan Morgan addresses the brilliance and complexities of an iconic hip hop album<p>Rachel Leah<p>August 17, 2018 8:00pm (UTC)<p>"The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill," Lauryn Hill’s 1998 solo debut, is often lauded as one of the greatest albums of …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Don’t forget all the historical women who held up oppression

When we seek only those who inspire, when we shape historical lives into a “hero’s journey”, we miss the multifarious nature of life itself.<p>On …

Feminism

Aretha Franklin fought the patriarchy with fashion, her full-figured body and her refusal to conform

With a litany of awards and honors, including eight competitive Grammys, one Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, 73 entries on the Billboard Hot 100, …

Aretha Franklin

“It Is a Miracle That Employers Don’t Murder More Secretaries”

A few years ago, I saw the unbelievable table of contents of a 1945 book, <i>What Men Don’t Like About Women</i>, floating around Twitter, courtesy of Sophie …

Feminism

Women of Color Are Making History Ahead of Midterms

It has been a banner year for women running in elections across the country in state house, gubernatorial and congressional races. But women of …

Women of Color

Young Jean Lee Has Some Questions for Straight White Men

As the first Asian American woman to have a play on Broadway, the writer speaks out on framing, putting herself in her characters' shoes, and privilege.<p>Nobody knows why Matt is crying. One minute he and his brothers and his dad are all eating Chinese food together on Christmas Eve, and the next …

Feminism

How a Black ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ Can Change TV’s Villainization of Black Women

When San Diego Comic-Con announced an upcoming reboot of <i>Buffy the Vampire Slayer</i>, the cult-favorite ’90s TV show and movie about a …

TV

Quick: show us your feminist card

Listen<p>Listening...<p>8:20<p>Beyonce is a feminist - she made that clear by dancing in front of a giant set of letters spelling out the word.<p>Or did she?<p>Not …

Feminism

Why every woman should read the feminist short story The Yellow Wallpaper

Have you read <i>The Yellow Wallpaper</i>? You should. It’s a short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, and a little chunk of feminist history. It was loudly …

Netflix Sets First Arabic Original Series: Supernatural Teen Soap ‘Jinn’

Netflix is in production on its first Arabic Original Series: ‘supernatural teen soap’ <i>Jinn</i>.<p>Production is under way in Amman, Jordan, on the series …

Supernatural

Kerry Washington to Star, Produce Hulu Drama 'Old City Blues' (Exclusive)

Gore Verbinski is attached to direct the Makeready take on the Boom! Studios graphic novel.<p>Kerry Washington is expanding her relationship with …

Comic Books

How Marginalized Gamers Are Trying to Fix Toxic Gaming Culture - them.

After spending eight hours earlier this month glued to a table in a room with no natural light, explaining a game I still only halfway understood …

Feminism

Two New Skate Films Are Subverting Gender Norms

The girls of 'Skate Kitchen' and boys of 'Minding the Gap' both get to be brave and vulnerable, cocky and complex.<p>“Camille, go to the bathroom and check it,” sneers a red-teed adolescent.<p>“It’s not my period,” says the teenaged skateboarder whose stunt leaves blood streaking down her thigh.<p>The …

Feminism

Katie Cannon, 68, Dies; Lifted Black Women’s Perspective in Theology

The Rev. Dr. Katie Cannon, the first black woman to be ordained in a leading branch of Presbyterianism and a groundbreaking scholar who helped elevate the perspective of black women in church and academic thought, died on Wednesday in Richmond, Va. She was 68.<p>Her death was announced on Facebook by …

Theology

How feminism has made me a better scientist

Feminism is not a branch of science. It is not a set of testable propositions about the observable world, nor is it any single research method. From …

Feminism

How Black Panther Created an Empathetic Villain

<i>Black Panther</i> is a landmark film, and not just for its starring roles for African American actors or box office success. For the first time since …

Black Panther

Do we really need another 'Star Trek' series?

"Star Trek" fans rejoice because Jean-Luc Picard is back! Patrick Stewart is set to star in a new series that will take a deeper dive into the …

Star Trek

Heroes To Zeroes: 20 Superheroic TV Shows We All Forgot About

As successful as comic book entertainment is right now, it’s easy to forget superhero shows and movies are still a big risk. They’re very expensive …

TV

How life may be for Michonne without Rick Grimes on The Walking Dead

Season 9 of The Walking Dead will be the last season for Rick Grimes and Showrunner Angela Kang dives into how his exit might affect Michonne.<p>With …

The Walking Dead

The Flash: Why Wally West still deserves quality storylines

Keiynan Lonsdale will not be a series regular for <i>The Flash</i>‘s fifth season, but his limited appearances should not translate to drab storylines for …

Man of Steel

Here's where you can see the stars of 'The Vampire Diaries' this fall

Now that <i>The Vampire Diaries</i> is over, it’s time to check out all the new projects the stars are working on.<p>We’d love to keep these guys in Mystic …

TV

The book that fights sexism with science

When young men and women come up against sexist stereotypes masquerading as science, Angela Saini wants them to be armed with the facts. “I call my book ammunition,” she says of her 288-page prize-winning work <i>Inferior: The True Power of Women and the Science that Shows It</i>. “There are people out …

Feminism

Boots Riley Explains Why Sorry to Bother You's Detroit Isn't a Manic Pixie Dream Girl

To be or not to be a Manic Pixie Dream Girl?<p>On Tuesday, <i>Bitch m</i>agazine published an essay by writer Jourdain Searles on Tessa Thompson’s character …

Tessa Thompson

This "Nasty Woman" Card Game Will Make You & Your Friends Laugh Out Loud

After a long, hard day of being a Nasty Woman, sometimes you just want to come home, kick back, relax, and continue being so, so Nasty. Behold, The …

Cards Against Humanity

The ‘FLOTUS' Music Video Paying Homage To Michelle Obama Is Full Of Afrofuturistic Feminism And Giving Us Melanated Life

If you don't know about SinnGinn, we're about to give you a reason why you should.In the rapper and director’s video for the Afrofuturist feminism …

Michelle Obama

Roxane Gay: White Feminists, Do the Work Yourselves

Roxane Gay’s started-from-the-bottom story — which made it into an episode of OZY’s new series, <i>Breaking Big</i> — is an inspiration for many who might …

Feminism

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Explains Racism to the Supreme Court

This morning, the Supreme Court decided 5-4 that a central piece of the Voting Rights Act of 1964 (or VRA) is unconstitutional.<p>Pretty much anyone who …

Right To Vote

The Complete PlayStation 4 Buying Guide

Sony's PlayStation 4 may be outselling the competition this console generation, but that doesn't mean everybody has one. Even some PS4 owners might be thinking about upgrading to a PS4 Pro. But whoever you are and whatever your situation is, if you're thinking about buying a PS4, we're here to …

PS4 Pro

Joan Morgan, Hip-Hop Feminism, and The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

One recent midsummer afternoon, I trekked from Central Brooklyn to the South Bronx to meet the pioneering hip-hop journalist and feminist writer Joan Morgan, author of the new book <i>She Begat This: 20 Years of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill</i>. We were to meet off the 5 train’s 138th Street stop, in an …

Rap & Hip-Hop