Media

Journalists Shouldn’t Play by Donald Trump’s Rules

He demands off-the-record meetings, but the point of journalism is to be critical and not always give politicians what they want.  Read more »

“I Would Rather Be Loud Than Quiet”: Anna Holmes on Navigating Sexism and Racism in Media

The newest co-host of the “About Race” podcast discusses navigating workplace patriarchy.  Read more »

Backtalk: White Fragility & South Africa’s Queer Femme Web Series

Amy and Sarah get into the nitty gritty of calling out the centering of white voices in popular media, and chat with our special guest and Bitch Media Global Feminism fellow Maneo Mohale about the queer web series of South Africa. Read more »

After Kim Kardashian’s Robbery, Blaming the Victim—And Her Body

After Kim Kardashian was robbed, some people are blaming her for the crime.  Read more »

Amanda Knox is Not on Trial

Amanda Knox has been acquitted… twice! But a new film examines her case as if it’s an open question. Read more »

Trump, “Trolls,” and “Post-Factual” Media

I’d be willing to trade some of the important discussions with my kid about bigotry and equality for a less revolting Republican candidate—and for a media that doesn’t enable him. Read more »

No Unsupervised Women Allowed

The person who moderates the presidential debates and the questions they ask matter. Read more »

Making Good on What Ailes You: Fox News’s Surprising Apology to Gretchen Carlson

When a media outlet is actually shaping the very face of a political party, what happens there matters acutely.  Read more »

Hate Cute, Fat, Black Confidence? Stay Mad.

Gabourey Sidibe won’t give entertainment media the weight-loss story they want, so some grimy, D-list websites are willing to make one up. Read more »

Cool Girls Talking: The Six Most Painful Quotes from Lena Dunham’s Amy Schumer Interview

We’ll save you a click: Not every conversation between friends needs to be published. Read more »

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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 »

The Forgotten History of the Women Who Shaped Modern Advertising

It's easy to dismiss advertising as an anti-feminist industry. 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 »