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In the World of “WandaVision,” It’s Been Grief All Along

WandaVision is ultimately a meditation about grief and the true origins of Wanda’s power.

Unlike “Gilmore Girls,” “Ginny and Georgia” Doesn’t Hide from Sex

Ginny and Georgia strikingly faces sex and sexuality head on, especially when held up against its predecessor. Read more »

What, like It’s Hard?: The Enduring Legacy of “Legally Blonde”

Elle is not only harassed, but also has the harassment weaponized against her.  Read more »

“Moxie” Isn’t Perfect, but Neither Are New Feminists

Moxie is more educational than groundbreaking. Read more »

Dream Sequence: “To All the Boys” Ends Less Sugary Sweet Than It Began

The film ultimately lacks the essential nutrients of a satisfying conclusion. Read more »

Under Your Spell: Revisiting “Buffy’s” First Lesbian Kiss 20 Years Later

The fact that these queer women weren’t allowed sustained happiness sent the message that stability exists only in relationships between men and women. Read more »

Hidden in Subtext: “The United States vs. Billie Holiday” Masks Bisexuality

The main character’s queerness is downplayed.  Read more »

Is the Abortion Rights Movement Becoming a White Woman’s Story?

White girl protagonists become stand-ins for a “universal” experience. Read more »

Preying on Predators: “Violation” Is a Measured Study of Rape-Revenge Hurt

Our protagonist is a martyr at her breaking point, someone who’s pushing through her limits to balance the scales of justice because she knows no one else will. Read more »

“Framing Britney Spears” Is a Portrait of a Pop Star on Fire

Framing Britney Spears is a clear indictment of society’s stigmatization of mental illness. Read more »

Bad Blood: The Quiet Misogyny of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”

To understand Joss Whedon’s nerdy repackaging of entitlement toward women and their bodies, one must look no further than the subtext of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” Read more »

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No Disrespect: Black Women and the Burden of Respectability

Hollywood still filters (and distorts) the lives and histories of minorities through the eyes of the majority. 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 »

Tina Belcher's Sexual Revolution

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

The Feminist Power of Female Ghosts

The female ghost is an enduringly fascinating figure. Read more »