Shining Women Are People Too

In this age of big data and Amazon.com, it might be easy to think companies, especially our employers, have our best interests at heart. They know exactly what we want, before we want it. But as disasters such as the Deepwater Horizon explosion and leak show us, sometimes money comes before everything, even worker's lives. […]

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Feminist Voices You Should Know

We've read many great memoirs, collections of essays and cultural analyses by female authors in recent years. Here are some feminist voices that kept the conversation going this year. In her honest and incisive memoir Shrill, Lindy West examines internet culture and body image through a feminist lens. Her absorbing essays and polemic against rape jokes in comedy combine Roxane Gay's […]

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Notorious RBG and the Supremes

In honor of Women's History Month, here's a look at books by or about the women who've served as Supreme Court justices. No Supreme Court justice in living memory has generated the following that Ruth Bader Ginsburg has. She's achieved almost cult-like status among liberals and progressives, particularly the young. The apex of this may be […]

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‘Manic Pixie Dream Girl’ Added to Oxford Dictionary

Chicago native and pop culture writer (AV Club, The Dissolve) Nathan Rabin recently achieved the unique accomplishment of having a phrase he coined, "Manic Pixie Dream Girl," appear in the Oxford English Dictionary. “Manic Pixie Dream Girl,” or MPDG, was Rabin’s description of a series of certain female film characters (most notably Kirsten Dunst in Elizabethtown, Natalie Portman […]

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