Well yes Jez has long been **** due to their writers. But some of them have written important articles about race and such. And female issues. And there was and remains zero other sites who would do any of that. Jez imperfect, surely. Alternatives, zero.
For every ten terrible Jez articles about fashion or ridiculous cultural appropriation outrage, there was often one at least which was valuable to real women, and to anyone else. And there is also an allowance of venting by commentators subject to rape, domestic violence, etc. where that is a place to comment upon and commiserate. No matter how non- or well- researched a topic/article is.
Even if the writers publish 100% BS, then if the commentary is a virtual salve, it's valuable. Once terrible Jez articles are gone [as Denton is an idiot], so too will a lot of commentators try to find a new place. And most will be bereft.
Skepchick for instance? "Shop". "Log in". What is that now? Where is an alternative site for women issues? Just a place for women to talk to each other?