Media

Tony McDade and Other Trans People Deserve Better than Deadnaming

It’s not accurate to call a trans person by incorrect pronouns, or a name that isn’t, and never was, their name.

Very Online: Wine Memes Are Taking over during Quarantine, and They’re Targeting Women

It’s not cute and relatable for a brand to keep pushing women toward alcohol during a pandemic. Read more »

Very Online: Twitter Has United Freelance Writers and Fair-Pay Advocates

“People are reading more content, and there are more freelancers, but there are fewer editors and staffers, and less money.” Read more »

22 Hours of Hate: Trump’s Press Briefings Are a Pageant of Misinformation

There is a sense, watching the briefings, of sliding off a precipice into uncharted waters together with the rest of the nation. Read more »

Backtalk: Rage On

This week, Dahlia and Amy reflect on the past years of pop culture, feminism, and rageful conversations. Read more »

Backtalk: VictimblamingToo

This week, Dahlia and Amy discuss comments made by Harvey Weinstein’s lawyer, Donna Rotunno, insisting that women could avoid sexual assault by not placing themselves in risky situations. Read more »

Backtalk: Cleaning Up After “American Dirt”

This week, Dahlia and Amy get into the controversy over the publishing industry and the book that’s too big to fail. Read more »

Posthumous Humanity: Remembering Botham Jean, the Lone Police Victim Media Properly Covered

The coverage of Botham Jean’s death represents a course correction for media coverage of police brutality against Black victims, but there were still glaring errors. Read more »

Turn Down for What: Why Media Amplifies Rape Apology

Instead of putting women in control at the heart of their own narratives, society talks around them, keeping them voiceless and powerless. Read more »

Building Trust: #MeToo and Media’s Responsibility to Survivors

Publications need to build trust with survivors so that their stories can be told. Read more »

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A Look at How Media Writes Women of Color

Nearly every Saturday morning, feminists of color hold Twitter discussions taking a deeper look at issues, such as gender violence. It’s the... Read more »

Politically Correct Language Isn't Just About Being Polite—It's About Survival

Photo by Phillipe Leroyer (Creative Commons). Two weeks ago, Jonathan Chait published the lengthy essay “Not a Very P.C.... Read more »

Mad Science: Deconstructing Bunk Reporting in 5 Easy Steps

British scientists have uncovered the truth behind one of modern culture's greatest mysteries: why little girls play with pink toys. Is it...

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The Forgotten History of the Women Who Shaped Modern Advertising

It's easy to dismiss advertising as an anti-feminist industry. Read more »