Comedy is Part of Feminist History—and We Need it Now More Than Ever

There is no fiercer political weapon than laughter. Feminists have known that all along.

The Nasty Women of Silent Cinema

The nasty women of silent cinema represent crucial traces of feminist media culture from the early twentieth century—and reveal the power of new media to make visible transformative notions of femininity and female identity.

From the Salem Witch Trials to Desiree Fairooz: On the Criminalization of Female Laughter

In January, Desiree Fairooz was arrested for laughing during Jeff Sessions’ confirmation hearing. It seems ridiculous—but her indictment is not without precedent.

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