Media

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 »

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. Read more »

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 »

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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 »

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 »