Media

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: On being Black in Austin

From brilliant writer Joshunda Sanders Read more »

Reigning from the Ground: The Gravity of Soledad O’Brien

There isn’t one way to describe Soledad O’Brien’s successes; they’re like vines—woven and connected, multitudinous and plentiful. Read more »

Racial (Dis)Harmony: The Overestimated Post-racial Power of Meghan Markle

An assumed post-racial exceptionalism is often projected onto mixed-race people. Read more »

Strength In Numbers: Independent Outlets Have Outsized Impact

The impact is proven. Trust independent media.  Read more »

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

Happy to clear things up. Read more »

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 »

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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 »

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 »

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 »