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No Girls Allowed (behind the scenes, anyway)

  Make no mistake – Coraline (the just-released stop-motion feature made by Laika Productions right here in Bitch’s hometown of Portland, OR) may be a girl’s story, but the animation industry is still very much a boys’ club. Stick around for the... Read more »

Mukhtar Mai's Story Becomes a Film, But She's Still Waiting for Justice

Many of you have heard of Mukhtar Mai, a Pakistani woman who was gang raped in 2002 as revenge for an honor crime, an act that was authorized by her village elders.  Mukhtar spoke out about the crime and prosecuted her attackers - and won.  That is, until an appeals court overturned the convictions... Read more »

Sex Education

As Valentine's Day approaches, The Box addresses the question that's on everyone's mind: How feminist is the sex on my favorite teen dramas? I graded the biggest shows of the last twenty years on their sex positivity. Click to see who came out on top. Read more »

Sex and the City Gets a Sequel

  At the end of last week, New Line Cinema made it official: a sequel to Sex and the City is on the way.  Although no script has been developed yet, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia... Read more »

Wonder Woman Animated Movie Premieres at New York Comic Con... And It's Actually Pretty Wonderrific

One of the most exciting events of New York Comic Con this year was the world premiere of the new Wonder Woman animated film that will be available on DVD March 3, 2009.  No, it's not the big screen action film that Wonder Woman deserves. A whole mess of people - including Joss Whedon - have tried... Read more »

Challenging "Post-Racial" America

Young Jean Lee pushes and pulls the lines of cross cultural theater in her critically acclaimed, "The Shipment." Read more »

Push Gets a Distributor and Support from Oprah

Quick update: Sundance winner Push: Based on the Novel by Sapphire has landed a distributor! News broke yesterday that Lionsgate has acquired North American rights to the... Read more »

Marketing He's Just Not That Into You as a Film that Men Can Get Into

A week prior to the film's release, the marketing team for He's Just Not That Into You has released a video of three of film's male stars - Justin Long, Bradley Cooper, and Kevin Connolly - trying to persuade men to see the film. The reason they think men might actually like the film? Because,... Read more »

The Box's Crush of the Week: Kirsten Gum

This week the box has a good old fashioned feminist crush on Kirsten Gum, the Travel Channel's Treasure Hunter. There's no stretch of the imagination required to understand her appeal: She travels the world searching for treasure, often braving intense elements and physical challenges to get to it... Read more »

In Sorta Good News, Tomb Raider is Returning to the Big Screen

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. is developing a new film adaptation of the popular Tomb Raider video game.  In line with approach J.J. Abrams has taken for... Read more »

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The Feminist Power of Female Ghosts

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

Tina Belcher's Sexual Revolution

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