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For “Great British Baking Show” Contestants, The Real Loss is the Endless Trolling

It’s not just about harassing women online—it’s about re-establishing gendered power dynamics and punishing those who flirt with the domestic on public-facing platforms.

In 2019, “Charlie’s Angels” Isn’t Just about Girl Power—It’s a Critique of Male Leadership

In 2019, Charlie’s Angels is less about impossibly perfect women saving the world. Read more »

Dead Wrong: AMC’s “The Preppy Murder” Revisits a Shameful Perversion of Justice

Women’s lives, their senses of self, their career options, and their public images remain collateral when it comes time to uphold those same things for the men who harmed them.  Read more »

Fighting to Thrive: Reflecting on “Boys Don’t Cry” 20 Years Later

Representation matters, but so do the stories that the media—film and television—chooses to tell about trans lives. Read more »

The Final (Male) Frontier: “Lucy in the Sky” and “Proxima” Bring Women Astronauts down to Earth

The final frontier continues to be a male-dominated arena, fertile ground for storytelling that taps into masculine psychologies in symbolically grandiose fashion. Read more »

Bending Reality: “Undone” Is a Testament to Hollywood’s Cripping up Problem

Disabled stories need disabled writers, consultants, directors and producers, too. Read more »

5 Underrated Messy Bisexual Characters Blessing Our Televisions

Most importantly, none of these characters are “perfect.” Read more »

The "Steven Universe" Movie Reminds Us That Change is the Only Path to Growth

There are few cartoons—few series as a whole—as impactful as Steven Universe. Read more »

Scared Silly: Jenny Slate’s “Stage Fright” Gives New Meaning to the Phrase “Standing up to Fear”

Stage Fright is a distillation of how we live with and confront fear, and the lifelong process—and joy—of overcoming it. Read more »

On “90 Day Fiancé,” Love Is a Form of Capital

90 Day Fiancé exposes the attitudes and practices that have foreground America’s history of anti-immigrant sentiment, nativism, racism, and xenophobia. Read more »

What the Styling of Good Janet on “The Good Place” Shows about Sexist Character Design

With Good Janet versus Bad Janet, The Good Place uses fashion to signify goodness. Read more »

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Tina Belcher's Sexual Revolution

Tina Belcher breaks all the rules of network sitcoms. That's why she's wonderful.  Read more »

The Dramatic History of American Sex-Ed Films

In 1948, in a seventh grade classroom in Eugene, Oregon, a teacher dimmed the lights and flipped on 16mm projector. A film called Human... Read more »

Saying Goodbye to Maria and the End of a Sesame Street Era

Growing up, Sesame Street's Maria was one of the best Latina role models I had. Read more »

Eat, Pray, Spend: Priv-lit and the new, enlightened American dream

Priv-lit and the new, enlightened American dream. Read more »