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Badass Broad with a PhD: In “Birds of Prey,” Harley Quinn Is Free of Joker and Sexist Branding

 Birds of Prey sets the bar for nuanced depictions of female comic-book characters on the big screen.

An Ode to Diane Nguyen, Depressed Feminist Writer

“You’re responsible for your own happiness.” Read more »

Take It Sleazy: A “Good Place” Goodbye Roundtable

Fire up the old heart flattener. Read more »

Presenting Our Alternative Oscars List Because the Academy Is Still White as Fuck

Cinema means so much to so many different people, and we hope this list is reflective of that. Read more »

Off the Scale: Creating Fuller Stories About Fat People

In order to continue creating more authentic stories about fat people, more fat creators must be hired in writer’s rooms, granted book deals, and tapped by Hollywood to adapt their stories. Read more »

Returning Our Heads: Inside the Fight to Dismantle the (White) Gods of Hollywood

White men have created 95 percent of the cinematic images we’ve ever seen in American mainstream films. Read more »

In Season 2, “Shrill” Challenges Viewers—and Itself—on Fat Politics

Shrill’s sophomore season widens the show’s narrative to explore other areas of Annie’s life and identity. Read more »

The Thirst Order: “The Rise of Skywalker” Ignites Complicated Feelings for Feminist Fans

Now that Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker makes Reylo canon, debates about whether or not it constitutes a harmful relationship depiction are back in full force. Read more »

More of the Same: The Worst Reboots on the Horizon

Do we really need to keep telling the same stories over and over again? Read more »

Cold Comfort: “The Goop Lab” Proves Capitalist Takes on Self-Care Aren’t Going Anywhere

“We’re here one time, one life, like, how can we really like milk the shit out of this?” Read more »

Screaming Match: “Marriage Story” Doesn’t Reckon with the Misogyny of Its Male Protagonist

What’s most disheartening about Marriage Story is that Noah Baumbach clearly believes Charlie and Nicole deserve the same happy ending. Read more »

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What I Learned About Gender and Power from Sailor Moon

My life began in 1995 — the year I turned eight and became a divorced kid.    Read more »

Game Changer: Why Gaming Culture Allows Abuse... and How We Can Stop It

You're a Bolshevik feminist jewess that hates white people… and you expect to be taken seriously when you're “critique-ing” ...

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One-Sentence Reviews of the Lesbian Netflix Canon

Lez face it: when you’re a ladygay like myself, cruising the internet for something to watch, you realize very quickly that there are a whole... 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 »