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As More Women Embrace Witchcraft, Is Another Satanic Panic Looming?

Three girls standing in dresses with lace collars

The renewed interest in witchcraft appears to have all the ingredients for another Satanic Panic—teenage girls expressing independence, an appreciation for non-Christian ideologies, a slew of occult stories in film and TV, and a right-wing government. Could another Satanic Panic be looming? And this time around, what would it look like? Read more

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Here Are All The Good Humans To Vote For This November (And What’s At Stake If You Don’t)

Mr. Gerrymandering has always your neighbor, but now, he’d like to clearcut the trees in your yard so you forget where you live. Now he’s worried that you’ll actually exercise your right to cast a ballot — if you can get off the couch and stay vertical long enough to vote. Read more

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What’s So Scary About Disability?

Quite frankly, we disabled people are everywhere right now, but not in the way many of us would like. If we’re not wielding chainsaws and going on murderous rampages, then we’re plotting world domination from our wheelchairs and reveling in a variety of gruesome deaths. Read more

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Power To The Vulva: Author Liv Strömquist On Shame, The Female Body, And Art

“If we don’t have the words we cannot understand what the vulva is or how it looks and works. In many languages there isn’t even a proper word for the female sexual organ—one that isn’t an insult.” Read more