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The Box's Crush of the Week: Neil Patrick Harris

He's taken the role of "ladies man" to new levels on How I Met Your Mother, played himself as a child actor turned mega-douche in the Harold & Kumar movies, and even used his rep for machismo to shill Old Spice. So why should feminists be crushing? Because he's redefining the way masculinity... Read more »

Saturday Night Ladies

Now that Tina Fey is Saturday Night Live's most visible alumni, it's easy to forget that female cast members have historically had to bust ass to get noticed. So here's a look at Saturday Night Ladies of the past, remembering their contributions to the show and following up on what they're doing... Read more »

All the young dudes (will be played by women)

According to some internet buzzing, Twilight stars (that's right, Twilight is everywhere) Kristin Stewart and Nikki Reed are set to star in a new film... Read more »

Weekend Rhymes

Alright, people: I am officially freaked out about this Twilight mess. For many, many reasons. Too many to go into here, on a Friday afternoon, when instead of logically laying them out in a thoughtful blog entry I can slobber on about them incoherently to the stranger on my left at happy hour.... Read more »

The Box's Crush of the Week: Rachel Maddow

  Rachel Maddow wins the soon-to-be coveted title of The Box’s Crush of the Week thanks to her mad reporting skillz, refreshing sense of humor, and love of cocktails. The fact that she’s a groundbreaking lesbian news anchor? Icing on the crush cake.     Read more »

Bond Girl Power

While there's a lot a feminist critique of Quantum of Solace, the new James Bond flick, could cover, such as the other-ing of the voiceless "ethnic" communities/Bond's sense of entitlement to their culture and resources, Judy Dench's role as M, or the current, very real political turbulence in... Read more »

Fake Me On

      Is "fake" the new "bitchy"? Read more »

Your Turn

Hey there, Interwebs. So, there was some pretty kooky stuff that went on this week when it comes to feminist issues and pop culture. And, since a lot of the words in that last sentence can also be found on the cover of our magazine, how could we not bring these things up in a way that is... Read more »

Exit, Stage Right

So many douchebags, so little time. The air was thick with them this week: That guy who owns American Apparel and who holds his staff meetings in the... Read more »

These boots were made for mockin'

The "Walk A Mile In Her Shoes" campaign urges men to walk a mile in high-heeled shoes in order to end domestic violence against women, but are their efforts doing more harm than good? Weigh in after the jump. Read more »

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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 »

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 »

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 »

"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 »