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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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‘It’s Not About Sex, It’s About Power’ And Other Lies

What’s insidious about this phrase is that it assumes we have stable and agreed upon definitions of fraught terms like “sex” and “power.” The phrase ushers us past the physicality of sex and violence all together in favor of an abstraction. 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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Now That’s Girl Power! A Conversation With A Female Serial Killer

Like most women in demanding positions, Jocelyn’s appearance determines how seriously people take her: it decides whether or not a victim will scream when they see her coming; whether or not she’ll get the leading role in someone’s nightmare; and whether or not her legacy will live on in campfire ghost stories and Lifetime dramas. Read more