Media

Fixed It For You!: It’s Not Bourgeois It’s Just Racist

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Let’s Not Eat Cake: Tina Fey’s Sugar Crash

Tina Fey is representative of scores of women—many of whom are white—who deem themselves “woke,” but don’t have a grasp on oppressions as systems. Read more »

Long Interviews with Hideous Men: Stop Telling Us to “Understand” Bigotry

Do we really need to know the history of and justifications for someone’s beliefs or actions to understand that those beliefs and actions are objectively bad? Read more »

White Women Need to Do Better: The Death of “My Favorite Murder”

It’s so important that we not only make sure to represent victims of color well, but also cease to promote or accept tone policing, respectability politics, and straight, white people serving up opinions that go unchecked. Read more »

This Ombud’s For You: What the End of the NYT’s Public Editor Means

Right now seems like an especially weird time to get rid of a first-line advocate for media transparency. Read more »

Behind The Scenes: Why Writers Publish With Bitch

Ever thought about why writer’s write for Bitch? Here’s a little story. Read more »

Backtalk: May Day & Handmaid Horrors

Amy and Dahlia talk about May Day activism across the globe and the difficulties and opportunities in imagining work systems that work better. And they dig into The Handmaid’s Tale series, examining the novel’s grounding in anti-Blackness, as well as where the show diverges from the novel... Read more »

Clinton Derangement Syndrome: The Clicks That Keep on Giving

Why can’t we accept that women whom we believe are unlikable for “legitimate” reasons are also subjected to misogyny? Read more »

Popaganda: Journalism in a "Post Truth" World

Media is the way we come to understand the world and what happens in it and what we as regular people can do to shape our societies. And this role, this reality, has been altered, in some pretty big and disturbing ways thanks to Trump. To help make sense of this new dystopian media landscape,... Read more »

Backtalk: Pepsi Fail & The Harasser Factor

Dahlia and Amy chat about bad Pepsi optics, capitalism, and cola. Pepsi’s latest ad stars Kendall Jenner, the most cheerful group of protestors, and a slew of asinine signs. Profiting off of grassroots and the slew of recent protests is a new low, even for a soda company whose sole job is to... 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 »

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 »

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 »