In conversation with Big Sis, the sex-positive feminist cartoonist whose drawings will make you feel less tragic about your sex life. By Kristen Cochrane.
Often, when we point out ways in which we are marginalized or oppressed, we are told that we’re being a “killjoy,” or that we’re “lecturing people.” But how are we supposed to make change unless we point out things that are unfair and annoying? By Kristen Cochrane.
Over the past century, countless films have featured the character of the “hooker with a heart of gold.” How come? Kristen Cochrane looks back at film history—specifically at Pretty Woman—to show why this theme is actually degrading to sex workers.
Kristen Cochrane examines the vaporwave aesthetics of new film, The Neon Demon, and makes an argument for why the color pink can be transgressive.
Instagram’s @gothshakira makes intersectional feminist memes that will keep you loling. Here, she talks dank memery, cultural critique, and the word “slut” with Kristen Cochrane. Main image Charlotte Forbes/Maiko Rodrig
Kristen Cochrane celebrates the b-day of Alfred Kinsey—the creator of the Kinsey scale—by counting down 6 reasons why he’s baller.
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.
Will Rebein’s Films Shed New Light on the “Meltdowns” of Female Celebrities like Amanda Bynes and Britney SpearsMay 14, 2016
Over the last 15 years, we’ve seen a lot of female celebrities go through very public meltdowns. But who’s to blame for this? Kristen Cochrane examines this Hollywood phenomenon, through the lens of Will Rebein’s eerily poignant films.
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.