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Fire and Bleh: In the “Game of Thrones” Finale, We All Lost

We’ll never forget the show or its finale—but we’ll also never forget to look deeper at what it says about gender, representation, and episodic television as a whole.   Read more »

Cherríe Moraga Honors Her Foremothers in “Native Country of the Heart”

Capturing our foremothers’ stories is one of the ways in which women of color remember themselves. Read more »

New Rules: Megan Thee Stallion’s Hot Girl Confidence is Super Infectious on “Fever”

“Fever” is a state of the union address for Megan’s “Hottie” nation. Read more »

Popaganda: Fear

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself? Give me a break. What about being afraid of murder? Indefinite detention? Stand-up comedy? On this episode, we explore some of the many things that make us afraid. The show begins with a story from filmmaker Assia Boundaoui, who grew up in a mostly... Read more »

Singing about Female Masturbation Has Become Cool—but Is It Helping?

Singing about masturbation is, for women artists, still radical. Read more »

Beyond the Back Alley: “Call the Midwife” and TV’s Stubborn Abortion Binary

To date, TV has told only a small, self-evident part of illegal abortion’s history. Read more »

There’s No Such Thing as Objective Science

Science intentionally created, and continues to recreate, race. Read more »

Truth Hurts: Season 2 of “Fleabag” Is All about Fessing Up

Perhaps the masterstroke of season is in making Fleabag’s love interest someone who’s literally in the business of confession. Read more »

Backtalk: Meh of Thrones

This week, Dahlia and Amy get into their disappointment over the final season of Game of Thrones. The epic series has given audiences a big cultural moment in the world of dragons, the fight for power, and a slew of women characters to love and hate—but is it doing justice to the story?... Read more »

False Alarm: The Tale of JT Leroy Is a Hoax with Layers

Like its subject, JT LeRoy is about so much more than it seems. Read more »

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Where My Girls At: Meet Two of Ferguson's Black Queer Activists

Amid national discussions of police brutality and systemic racism, Black women have been the loudest and most consistent voices demanding change. Read more »

Tina Belcher's Sexual Revolution

Tina Belcher breaks all the rules of network sitcoms. That's why she's wonderful.  Read more »

What I Learned About Gender and Power from Sailor Moon

My life began in 1995 — the year I turned eight and became a divorced kid.    Read more »