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TV Has Shifted Our Cultural Perception of Who Has Abortions

While TV shows are still learning how to tell accurate and authentic stories about marginalized people who have abortions, there have been a few examples that have had lasting impact. Read more »

The Category Is “That Bitch”: Angelica Ross on Candy Ferocity’s Fierce Season 2 Turn

This season, Candy still has had a lot to prove to a lot of people—and she’s not shying away from the challenge. Read more »

Swipe Left: When Marginalized TV Characters Turn to Dating Apps

For marginalized characters, small-screen depictions of dating apps are more regressive than excitingly futuristic. Read more »

Finding Power: In Netflix’s “Trinkets,” Young Women Steal Their Way to Autonomy

The young women of Netflix’s “Trinkets” break laws, but build each other. Read more »

Spasms of Truth: “Sex Education” Disrupts Pop Culture’s Silence around Painful Sex

The best rom-coms make their predictability feel not like a weakness, but like a giddily essential pleasure. Read more »

Love, Factually: “Always Be My Maybe” Updates the Rom-Com Formula with Cultural Specificity and Heart

The best rom-coms make their predictability feel not like a weakness, but like a giddily essential pleasure. Read more »

BitchWatch: 10 TV Shows Feminists Should Watch this Summer

While the movie industry’s health remains in question, we can thankfully take refuge in television. Read more »

Young and Free: “The Bold Type” is the Perfect Summer Show

Each episode addresses and closes up issues in delightful and fantastical ways that keep rom-com enthusiasts tuning in each week. Read more »

Red-Letter Day: A New Documentary Looks at How One Case Redefined Rape Culture

Jane Doe’s rape went viral at a moment when American society was on the cusp of a major reckoning with social media. Read more »

“Always Be My Maybe” Lets Its Asian Characters Simply Exist

Always Be My Maybe features characters that are only incidentally Asian. 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 »

The Feminist Power of Female Ghosts

The female ghost is an enduringly fascinating figure. 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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Eat, Pray, Spend: Priv-lit and the new, enlightened American dream

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