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Whole Person: Lindy West Reflects on the Fat Positive Legacy of “Shrill”

“It was important to me to tell especially young fat women that romantic love will not save you.” Read more »

“The Nevers” Can’t Escape the Joss Whedon Curse

There are too many characters, too many high-stakes plotlines, and not enough explanation for how it all connects. Read more »

Body and Soul: In Its Final Season, “Shrill” Explores the Fear of Being Seen

We’ve seen Annie face off against the world; now it’s time for her to face herself. Read more »

Bucky With the Good Arm: Fans’ Response to Wakandan Justice Is Peak Whiteness

As the internet ruminates on Marvel’s latest hit show The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, one scene in particular has ignited debate across Twitter. Read more »

Love Is the Message: The Final Season of “Pose” Hands Out Happily Ever Afters

We’ve cried with them and mourned for them, but the third and final season of Pose gives us reasons to smile for them. Read more »

A Woman Hasn’t Won a Writing Oscar in 13 Years. That Could Change on Sunday.

A female screenwriter hasn’t won an Oscar since George W. Bush was in office. Read more »

Cat-Eared Brainwashing: “Josie and the Pussycats” Prophesied the Age of Influencers

It’s a film that tickles the absurdities of the past and, in doing so, has successfully determined the misfortunes of our future. Read more »

“Shadow and Bone” Diversifies Its Fantasy World

The characters feel like a chosen family who are just starting to come together. Read more »

“Them” and Us: Do We Need to Televise Black Pain to Take It Seriously?

Stomach-churning violence against Black women is near constant. Read more »

One True Pairing: “Younger” Is Ultimately a Rom-Com about Women

The show is more than a rom-com about a cishet love triangle between Liza and two men. 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 »

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 »

"Moonlight" is an Essential Work of Art for the Current Political Moment

Moonlight displays the kind of empathy and humanity that we desperately need right now. 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 »