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Fighting to Thrive: Reflecting on “Boys Don’t Cry” 20 Years Later

Representation matters, but so do the stories that the media—film and television—chooses to tell about trans lives. Read more »

The Final (Male) Frontier: “Lucy in the Sky” and “Proxima” Bring Women Astronauts down to Earth

The final frontier continues to be a male-dominated arena, fertile ground for storytelling that taps into masculine psychologies in symbolically grandiose fashion. Read more »

Bending Reality: “Undone” Is a Testament to Hollywood’s Cripping up Problem

Disabled stories need disabled writers, consultants, directors and producers, too. Read more »

5 Underrated Messy Bisexual Characters Blessing Our Televisions

Most importantly, none of these characters are “perfect.” Read more »

The "Steven Universe" Movie Reminds Us That Change is the Only Path to Growth

There are few cartoons—few series as a whole—as impactful as Steven Universe. Read more »

Scared Silly: Jenny Slate’s “Stage Fright” Gives New Meaning to the Phrase “Standing up to Fear”

Stage Fright is a distillation of how we live with and confront fear, and the lifelong process—and joy—of overcoming it. Read more »

On “90 Day Fiancé,” Love Is a Form of Capital

90 Day Fiancé exposes the attitudes and practices that have foreground America’s history of anti-immigrant sentiment, nativism, racism, and xenophobia. Read more »

What the Styling of Good Janet on “The Good Place” Shows about Sexist Character Design

With Good Janet versus Bad Janet, The Good Place uses fashion to signify goodness. Read more »

On Becoming a Fraud in Central Florida

The show offers a sharp critique of the broader capitalist system that harms us all. Read more »

In the End, BoJack Heals—but at Whose Expense?

Season 6’s second half twists into the show’s usual darkness when we transition to the perspectives of the women BoJack has harmed. Read more »

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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 »

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 »

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 »