Hello, friends! Let us mourn the death of LGBT+ and black culture under Katy Perry as she attempts to reinvent herself.
Max S. Gordon argues that The Handmaid’s Tale describes a black woman’s experience under the guise of a white handmaid.
Mari Yamamoto and Jake Adelstein discuss how the Japanese government under prime minister Shinzo Abe is institutionalizing his love of fascism.
Candace Bond-Theriault proclaims her sexuality in the face of bi-erasure.
Life After Hate is an organisation that seeks to help individuals leaving hate groups.
And in this week’s spirit of hating celebrities, “if Pewdiepie is Youtube’s top talent, we are all doomed.”
And finally, I’m going to try and start publishing a new article every Wednesday. See you soon!
Marcus H. Johnson argues that the white left continues to not meet black people’s needs and expectations, and that this led to Bernie Sanders’ loss. Interestingly, he also notes that white leftists spout similar rhetoric as the white right.
Kim Kimble, one of Beyoncé’s hair stylists, talks through the different looks she and her team created for Lemonade.
Pop Culture Detective analyses a pedophilic trope he calls ‘Born Sexy Yesterday,’ which involves women with adult bodies but the mind of a child, and their sexualization. Unsurprisingly, he gets much less hate than Feminist Frequency.
Anne Thériault explains why staying alive when you’re suicidal is the most selfless thing you can do.
Margaret Atwood discusses being haunted by The Handmaid’s Tale and what her novel means in the age of Trump.
Olayemi Olurin explains all the different excuses men will use to not take you seriously.
Cover image from Elle.