Female sexuality is not only complex—it’s a tug-of-war between arousal and revulsion (sounds cool, right?). Matthew Sanders explores this dichotomy, specifically in the music of girl-powered metal bands Vastum and Couch Slut.
Three videos of the god that is Fran Lebowitz spilling her wisdom on being gay, having kids (or not), and making art that will surely cure your hangover.
Kristen Cochrane examines the vaporwave aesthetics of new film, The Neon Demon, and makes an argument for why the color pink can be transgressive.
Predictably, misogynistic bros on the internet are whining about the new Ghostbusters movie that stars four women. Some are saying the new film will “ruin their childhoods,” which were devoted to Ghostbusters’ male characters. But it is possible for a movie to retrospectively ruin a misogynist’s childhood? Matthew Cull says… maybe.
Woman Crush: Anna Collins and the Period Power Project Are Bringing Menstrual Cups To A Town In ColombiaJune 18, 2016
Kristen Cochrane talks to Anna Collins about The Period Power Project, a collective of women working to bring menstrual cups to a town in Columbia. Main image of the Period Power girls, by Hayley Elsaesser.
What’s the deal with cyberfeminism? Kristen Cochrane examines the cyberfem movement, and examines the work of prominent cyberfeminist artist, Signe Pierce.
Drake made it cool to be emotional in a genre where “money, cash, hoes” has been the holy prayer. But his whole Nice Guy schtick can be kind of annoying and creepy. Has he finally ditched that persona on his new mixtape? By Kristen Cochrane.
Franco says he doesn’t engage in gay sexual behavior or desires (as far as we know), but he’s always making gay work. It makes you wonder: What makes a person “queer” anyway? By Kristen Cochrane.
Last summer, artist Petra Collins published an art book called Babe—a curated book of artwork by female artists of her choosing, with a forward written by Tavi Gevinson. The bright and beautiful book deals with femininity, sexuality, and teenage life, and you can see a more extensive sneak peek of it here. Below is my contribution to the book, which is my personal “Life To-Do List”. Feel free to steal some of my goals :) – Karley Sciortino
The girls of Broad City show sex-positive women being sex freaks… and loving it. Kristen Cochrane dissects why they’re such great role models.