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On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Black Motherhood on TV Has Never Been so Nuanced

“While heroes in their own right, these Black mamas are not pillars of perfection or stoic one-dimensional superwomen.”

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Everything You Need to Know about the Impeachment Inquiry

Questions about the impeachment inquiry? We’ve got answers.

“Hustlers” Explodes the Damaging Stereotype of Sex Workers as Thieves

The prevalent trope feeds the idea that sex workers are criminals instead of professionals who deserve to be compensated for their labor.

The Caroline Calloway Effect: Scammer Culture is Peak White Privilege

Without the armor of their grifts—their thinness, whiteness, and status as blond young women—scammers like Caroline Calloway would’ve been immediately labeled con artists.

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Dept. of Homeland Security Names White Supremacy a Domestic Terrorist Threat

“The DHS finally admits fighting white supremacist terrorism is a priority.”

Beyond Tabloid Crime: The Slow, Methodical Evolution of Sexual Assault on “Law & Order: SVU”

Though SVU has largely steered clear of the gore and intense luridness of other prime-time procedurals, it has still played into the idea that violence against women isn’t about the woman’s experience but rather about the remains of her body.

30 Years Ago, “The Golden Girls” Treated Sick Women like We Matter

Three decades later, “Sick and Tired” remains a cultural touchstone for people with chronic illnesses.

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: “It Chapter Two” Exploits Real Hate Crime for Shock Value

“The horror sequel recreates the death of Charlie Howard but has no idea what to do with it.”

This Week in Our Bodies: Abortion Rates Have Dropped in America, but Not for the Reason You Think

Your weekly update on reproductive rights, and how to join the fight.

The Necessary Escapism of “Law & Order: SVU”

In Dick Wolf’s formulaic world, victims are always believed, cops are dedicated to catching bad guys, and justice is always served, no matter how long it takes.