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
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
How To Read The Anonymous ‘New York Times’ Op-Ed On Trump
This op-ed is a not-so-subtle plea to do the very thing we must never do: blame Trump’s proto-fascism entirely on the personal failings and quirks of one man. Read more
Peter Kavinsky Is Every White Boy I’ve Spent My Adulthood Getting Over
How the recent Netflix film ‘To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before’ called all my internalized ideas of race and romance into question. Read more
When You’re Autistic, Abuse Is Considered Love
The trend of allistic parents disrespecting, exploiting, and profiting off of books about their autistic children perpetuates painful stigma—and continued abuse. Read more
On Conquering Translations While Renaming Columbus Day
Translation has mattered throughout the Americas’ history, never more than this very moment. Read more
With FREE SPEECH Act, Trump Fights Hostile Press, Makes America Great!
The momentous Act authorizes only the most truthful reports about the president’s words and activities, which are very impressive. Read more
The Media’s Unfair Focus On Trans Kids’ Moms Is Pure Misogyny
When trans kids who are assigned male at birth (AMAB) socially transition, it is most often the mom that is demonized by the press and subsequently by society. Read more
The Media Is At Risk Under Trump — Now What?
Editor’s note: On June 28, 2018, a man opened fire and killed five people at the offices of the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland. In a matter of weeks, the most unprepared and openly bigoted president in modern U.S. history will take office. And with so many important rights at risk under Donald Trump Read more
Tabloid Ethics In The Time Of Trump
“We’ve been called out for trying to pander or ‘normalize’ Trump, just weeks after we published a story, by former PEOPLE writer Natasha Stoynoff, about being physically attacked by Trump in 2005. . . . Some readers are sickened to see Trump on the cover. Others are thrilled by it. In any case, it seemed wrong to put anyone other than the president-elect on the cover this week. He was elected president. We can’t pretend it didn’t happen.” Read more