Media

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: "Roseanne" is Canceled

ABC abruptly canceled Roseanne hours after Ms. Barr, the show’s star and co-creator, posted a racist tweet about Valerie Jarrett, former senior adviser to Barack Obama Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Republican-Appointed Judges Mean Longer Sentences for Black Americans

Judges who were appointed by Republican presidents hand out longer jail sentences to Black people than to white people, according to a new study. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: "The Tale" is Honest, Unflinching, and Timely

The Tale captures what it’s like to teeter on the brink of adolescence — and it manages to respect both its young protagonist’s agency and her older self’s sense of justice.  Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Harvey Weinstein Turned Himself in

Harvey Weinstein surrendered to authorities to face sex assault charges in connection with an attack on a student actress. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: The "Jessica Jones" Cast On Season 2 and #MeToo

The team gathered for a Q+A at Netflix’s FYSEE panel event to discuss the show’s themes of trauma and PTSD, as well as the decision to have season two directed entirely by women. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Henrietta Lacks is Finally in the National Portrait Gallery

Despite her substantial contribution to modern medicine, Lacks was never compensated or given credit. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Black Actresses Protested at Cannes

They’re done being told they can’t play prestigious parts. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Zora Neale Hurston chose authenticity over fame

Hurston’s ethos as a writer wasn’t rooted in pleasing the masses, but in offering a true depiction of what it meant to a Black, to be American, and to be human. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Traditional TV is in trouble

Thanks to devices, apps, and streaming sites like Netflix and Youtube, broadcast TV is in a precarious situation. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: “This is America: Women’s Edit” Is The Worst

Alleged comedian Nicole Arbour is back at it. Read more »

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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 »

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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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 »