Media

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 »

Red Letter Day: The Enduring Legacy of “Scarleteen,” the Internet’s Best Sex-Ed Site

What does it mean for our sexual wellness when we keep losing spaces to think about sex online? 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 »

Brand New World: Nellie Bly’s Record-Defying Travels

Nellie Bly developed an unprecedented writing style as a way to overcome prejudice against female reporters.  Read more »

No Scales, No Bones: Demanding Better Representation of Eating Disorders

It is imperative that we continue publishing literature and producing visual media that raises awareness about eating disorders, but it’s long past time for us to get it right. Read more »

The 2019 Super Bowl Commercials Were a Strange Pop-Culture Smörgåsbord

How would the Dude and Carrie ever, ever, ever find themselves in the same bar? Read more »

5 Things You Could Have Done Instead of Giving Jian Ghomeshi a Cover Story

Maybe we don’t need to give high-profile platforms to abusers who still crave the spotlight. Read more »

Pages

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...

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 »