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Unpopular Opinion: There’s Something Missing From Key & Peele’s “Negrotown”

By Sherronda J. Brown On May 22, 2015

I have loved Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele since their MadTV days, and I am an avid watcher of their Comedy Central special. If you were ever to ask my friends about… Read More

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Hey Patton Oswalt: You’re Not A Comedy Hero, You’re a Jerk

By Melanie Stangl On April 2, 2015

Hey, Patton Oswalt.  I happened to read your 53-part-twitter-rant making fun of the “new need” to be politically correct in comedy.  You seem to be under the impression that the new host… Read More


Young and Sober On A Friday Night

By Clementine Morrigan On March 4, 2015

A typical Friday night for me looks like this: At around 9:30 pm a large group of friends and I squeeze our way into a coffee shop. There is barely enough room… Read More

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Cool Stuff

On Narrative Control: Looking Back on Alt Lit Misogyny

By D. Dragonetti On March 3, 2015

TW: violent imagery In their inaugural issue, Lockjaw magazine published a poem called “A Mother’s Advice,” written by a white man named J. Bradley. Despite the fact that it is only four… Read More

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Screw the Oscars, TV’s Winning the Diversity Game

By Sagine Gay On February 28, 2015

By now, you’ve heard the wave of commotion that still continues to plague the 87th Academy Awards. Apparently, people were shock to discover that Hollywood is, in fact, a white monopoly. For… Read More

Protesters in France hold signs reading "Je Suis Charlie" ("I Am Charlie") following the attacks on the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris that left 12 dead and led to a tense manhunt.
Current Events

Je Suis Fatiguée: A Response to Islamphobia in the Wake of Charlie Hebdo

By Noor Al-Sibai On January 8, 2015

I’m sick and tired. I’m actually coming down with an illness and I’m always tired. I’ve spent days trying not to feel anything about the Charlie Hebdo bombings, trying not to feel… Read More


Breastfeeding Controversy: Why Was One Mother Shamed and the Other Praised?

By Sherronda J. Brown On November 10, 2014

The story of Jacci Sharkey broke last week. She is a young mother who shared a photo of herself, breastfeeding her son in her cap and gown. The internet rallied behind her.… Read More

Current Events

White Feminists Are Fucking Up By Ignoring Lena Dunham’s Abuse

By Sara Luckey On November 3, 2014

Trigger warning for sexual abuse, overwhelming whiteness In her new book ‘Not That Kind of Girl’, Lena Dunham details some of the various ways in which she grooms and molests her younger sister.… Read More

Current Events

We Need Real Domestic Violence Awareness in October

By Samantha Gabriele On October 29, 2014

Do you think you would ever see a funny Halloween costume of a breast cancer patient? Maybe of a woman who just had a mastectomy? Does the very thought of that make… Read More


Why I Can’t Get Down With Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By Samantha Gabriele On October 21, 2014

Like so many people who have the privilege of being near a television at 4 o’clock, I watch The Ellen DeGeneres Show every day. Religiously. And I have for many years now.… Read More


Finding Our Way Back to What We Love

By Souyenne Dathorne On October 20, 2014

We all have our own passions. For me, the chance to solve one of the biggest puzzles, to figure out what drives people to commit heinous crimes has always excited me. Being… Read More

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Men Aren’t the Only Ones Behaving Badly in the Comment Section

By Estee Shaw On October 19, 2014

Fellow white feminists (aka: white women who i.d. as feminists), it’s time for a chat. Gather round, make yourselves comfy. This talk is long overdue. I’m not the first to bring it up,… Read More