Secretly Stupid

If you've ignored your better judgement and checked out Secret Girlfriend on Comedy Central, then you already know it's the worst show on television. The constant sexism and occasional racism are big problems, but to find out what makes this show so unwatchably bad, look no further than the... Read more »

There's nothing subtle about Subtle Sexuality.

According to their fan site, Subtle Sexuality is “a girl group that features two divalicious divas: the beautiful and mysterious KELLY KAPOOR and the pretty ERIN HANNON.” Of course, for those of us who watch NBC’s Read more »

Rock of Dove

For the last several years, Dove has been busily branding itself as a socially conscious company on a mission to improve women's self-esteem. Dove's Campaign for Real Beauty strives " to free ourselves and the next generation from beauty stereotypes." This is supposedly done through thought-... Read more »

The Onion on "Ladyboy" Halloween Costumes

Happy All Hallow’s Eve Eve! Here is a video from The Onion to get you in the spirit. Warning: It paints a pretty stereotypical portrait of “effeminate” boys, but more than that it parodies parents’ fear that their sons aren’t (gasp!) manly enough:... Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Mike Isabella

Fans of Bravo’s Top Chef this season know there’s been one “cheftestant” that everyone with a remote control and an appetite for snarkiness loooves to hate: Douche de la Semaine... Read more »

TV Crush of the Week: Robin Scherbatsky

When I first started watching How I Met Your Mother, Robin Scherbatsky was the last character I’d have thought to crush on. She was introduced as a sort of “perfect girl” for the main character, she’s... Read more »

Siren Nation is next week!

Portland’s annual women-centered arts fest Siren Nation is back, from November 5-8! This three-day festival is packed with women musicians, filmmakers, artists, and craftsters. Siren Nation’s mission is to showcase and support women in the arts... Read more »

Real Housewives, More Problems

You'd think from the opening credits that Real Housewives of Atlanta was a show about some of the most successful women in the country. NeNe Leakes: "I don't keep up with the Joneses, I am the Joneses." Lisa Wu-Hartwell: "If it doesn't make me money, I don't do it." Sheree Whitfield: "People... Read more »

Bitch Popaganda: Sex & Pageantry Edition

It’s like The View except we can’t get Lily Tomlin to return our phone calls. It’s time for a new episode of Bitch Popaganda! Tune in as Andi, Sara, and Kelsey discuss sexy Halloween costumes, feminism and weddings, and just why in the world America is in love with Glee. Listen... Read more »

Law & Order to air episode based on Dr. Tiller's murder

Tonight’s Law & Order episode will be based on the murder of Dr. George Tiller: a late-term abortion provider is murdered while attending church. The episode, titled “Dignity,”... Read more »


Tina Belcher's Sexual Revolution

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

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 »

"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 »