Media

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.

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 »

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 »

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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 »

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 »

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 »