PA School District Threatens to Call Foster Care on Parents Who Don't Pay Off Children's Lunch Debt

Joseph Muth, a director of federal programs for Pennsylvania’s Wyoming Valley West School District, sent a letter to approximately 1,000 parents last week threatening that the school district would report them to ‘Dependency Court’ if they did not immediately pay their children’s outstanding school lunch balance.

Did Leana Wen, Ousted Planned Parenthood Head, Even Know Anything About Planned Parenthood?

Dr. Leana Wen, who was fired this week from her post as Planned Parenthood’s president, has published an op-ed for the New York Times about why she “left” the organization, stating she has “long believed that the most effective way to advance reproductive health is to be clear that it is not a political issue but a…

Hannah Bronfman Accidentally Doused With Wine Before a DJ Gig But Don't Worry, Everything Is Fine

Hannah Bronfman, wellness/fitness influencer, author, and quasi celebrity DJ (as well as an heir to the Seagrams fortune via grandfather Edgar Bronfman Sr.), recently had a level-three nightmare mishap: On Friday night, before a DJ gig at a W Hotel in D.C., a server allegedly spilled an entire tray of red wine on her

'We're Not Playing Games': SisterSong's Monica Simpson On a New Legal Challenge to Georgia's Abortion Ban

Last week, the American Civil Liberties Union, Planned Parenthood, and the Center for Reproductive Rights filed a federal lawsuit against Georgia Governor Brian Kemp challenging the constitutionality of HB 481, which effectively bans abortion after six weeks, before most people know they are pregnant. (It is scheduled…

Black Mirror's Miley Cyrus Episode Is a Sly Critique of Empowerment Feminism

I cannot stop listening to “On a Roll,” the pop song featured heavily in Episode 3 of the latest Black Mirror. It is Nine Inch Nails’s “Head Like a Hole” interpolated into pop—lyrics by Black Mirror co-creator Charlie Brooker, music by Isobel Waller-Bridge—with a tiptoeing synth and delectable harmonies in the low…

Watch Clips of Mati Diop's Atlantique, the First Film Directed by a Black Woman to Win Cannes' Grand Prix

Atlantique is co-written and directed by Mati Diop, a French-Senegalese filmmaker who this week made history as the first black woman to win the Grand Prix at Cannes, one of its two most prestigious prizes. The film stars Mame Bineta Sane as Ada, a woman whose lover leaves Dakar on a boat in search of a better life in…

All Men and Multimillion-Dollar Shows Must Die: A Game of Thrones Open Thread

It’s the end. Here’s a space for all your feelings and thoughts and rants, though I will ban anyone for invoking Lost, cause you already know what it is. (I won’t actually ban anyone for invoking Lost, but let’s pour some out for those of us who are still TV-triggered from vaunted white men fucking up complex shows…