Media

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 »

Heads Up, Media: Racism is Not a “Controversy”

Why are we seeing some of the most disturbing revelations of racism, xenophobia, and hate speech filed neatly away under the vague header of “controversy”? Read more »

Soft Serve : The Media Normalization of Mike Pence

It’s one (terrible and ill-advised) thing to politely pretend that Pence’s tenure in Indiana wasn’t uniformly awful for anyone who wasn’t Mike Pence. It’s another to rewrite history. Read more »

NBC and the Manufacturing of Donald Trump

The Apprentice groomed millions of future voters to believe that women and people of color are less competent than white men, who are natural leaders; business ethics are a joke; gratuitous offensiveness is admirable honesty; and Trump’s judgment matters more than anyone else’s.   Read more »

Are You Buying For-Profit Feminism?: We Bet You Are And You Probably Don’t Even Know It

We’re here to work against the clean, mainstream, for-profit media narrative of calling ourselves feminists and then calling it a day. Read more »

The Worst 100 Days: Make “Alternative Facts” Lies Again

In a postfactual world, the question of how to report, broadcast, and process news is more pressing than ever. Read more »

No Disrespect: Black Women and the Burden of Respectability

The public image of black female dignity is routinely attacked by a 24/7 media-industrial complex that serves up a steady stream of caricature.   Read more »

Pantsuit on Fire: The Founder of a Facebook Community Cashes In

 Chamberlain, who is neither an activist nor an author, is cashing in on what amounts to the labor of strangers. 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 »

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 »

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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