In 1848, the adolescent sisters Kate and Margaret Fox of Hydesville, New York, made quite a commotion when they told people of the strange rapping sounds they heard throughout their house. In the ensuing months, they began to communicate with “Mr. Splitfoot,” the devilish name they gave to the spirit that they said was the source of the knocking.
The archetypal slashers were often bad, sticky mothers who kept their children freakishly attached.
We all know the story: In 1888, in London’s East End, Jack the Ripper killed five sex workers. And in the popular imagination, Jack is the center—and his victims, as sex workers, are dismissed as if they somehow deserved what they got or were asking for it.
The magic-wielding academic queers are at it again in season three of Brujos—and this time, they’re incorporating even more witchy content about sexually non-conforming people of color.
Ariel Gore’s fantastical memoir “We Were Witches” tells the story of a teenage mother and aspiring writer surviving the throws of Bush-era conservatism.
The Ghostbusters remake controversy is back from the dead this Halloween. Only this time it’s girls that are doing the haunting.
Reprinted with permission from HalloweenCostumes.com With Gal Gadot taking to the silver screen in 2016 as Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, it’s safe to say the Amazing Amazonian is going to have a big year. With her own standalone feature slated for 2017, we might even be entering a new golden […]
We have the best readers. Seriously—you’re unbeatable. A few weeks ago, we shared this piece on rad feminist Halloween costumes for kids, then you got inspired and shared your incredible costumes with us in return! Take a look at some of our favorites below. We hope you had a happy—and feminist!—Halloween. Amelia Earhart Rosie the Riveter […]
Apparently the spirits of Halloween can be quick to respond this time of year, because no sooner did I wish for a Gothic horror-based film that enables its young heroine to save herself and even her family without the help of men, whether dead or alive, than I found one on Netflix: Haunter, starring Abigail Breslin, is this […]
Author’s Note: If the thing that scares you most is disagreement among feminists, you might not want to read this post—fellow feminist film buff Natalie Wilson gave this movie a glowing review on the Ms. Blog last week. Surely a well-cast hex or two will bring Ms. Wilson over to my side… I am the first […]