Media

We Owe It to Women Journalists to Protect Them from Harassment

The stakes for women journalists, especially BIPOC women journalists, are possibly higher than they’ve ever been.

No, Shitty Men Have Not Been Purged From Media

Every woman, nonbinary person, or person of color who is driven from journalism because of the shitty men in charge leaves us poorer as a culture. Read more »

Gabrielle Korn Questions the “Feminist Utopia” of Women’s Media

“There needs to be a radical rewriting of what we expect the internet to give us.” Read more »

Now Is Really Not the Time for Your Martin Shkreli Love Story

Who are the folks sympathizing with Christie Smythe’s absurd display of wealthy white lady privilege? Read more »

Give Elliot Page—and All of Us—the Rightful “They”

 Page’s coming out promises to further increase trans visibility in the public conversation. Read more »

Will Feminine Boys Ever Truly Be in Style?

Few things can scorch the internet as much as a man in a dress. Read more »

The Media Is Fed up with Trump. Finally.

Legacy publications are starting to publish critical analysis of breaking news with a healthy dose of context. Read more »

Big Board Anxiety: We Really Need a Break From Election Results

Each news source deliberately serve up election content designed to provoke emotional reactions in its audience. Read more »

Go Low: The Time for Civility Is Over

We don’t pay our representatives to be scared, hiding behind the apron strings of civility. Read more »

Ellen DeGeneres and the Many Chances We Give Famous White Women

We give white women so many chances. Read more »

Bisexual Backlash: On the Specific Disaster of the Bi Internet

Maybe stepping into these online spaces and expecting to see ourselves and our own experiences reflected back at us is what we’re doing wrong. Read more »

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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 »

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 »

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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Films and TV Portray Abortion as More Dangerous Than It Is

Films and television shows tend to present a skewed portrayal of abortion—when fictional movies and TV shows include a plotline about abortion... Read more »