Media

Go Low: The Time for Civility Is Over

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

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 »

Trauma Fishbowl: Reality TV Is Costing Survivors More Than Privacy

These events are a stark reminder of the price of fame. Read more »

Verbalizing the Self: Why Bisexuals Are Fighting to Update the Definition of Bisexuality

Merriam-Webster finally changed their definition of bisexuality. Is it a win for bisexuals, or more of the same? Read more »

Fixed It For You!: Some (Racist, Xenophobic) Questions for Kamala Harris About Eligibility

You know, there seems to be a similarity between the candidates whose “legitimacy” we’ve questioned… Read more »

A Queer Icon, a Terrible Boss: Why It Matters That Ellen Can Be Both

Queer people can and do hurt other people. Read more »

Journalistic Norms Dishonor Sexual Assault Survivors

A journalist’s hands are frequently tied by the same unjust systems. Read more »

Not So Ethical: On Media’s Continued Portrayal of Disabled People as Burdens

Article after article promotes the idea that disabled people are a burden. Read more »

Gone Rotten: “Bon Appétit” Is Emblematic of the Problem with Food Media

Though there’s a broader spotlight on Bon Appétit’s failures right now, they’re working from an old playbook. Read more »

The Right Answers: Journalism Is Masking Racism behind the Lie of Objectivity

The New York Times published an op-ed by senator Tom Cotton, titled “Send In The Troops.” The framing put both the Times’s Black staffers and Black citizens at large in danger. 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 »

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 »

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 »