What it Feels Like for a Girl: “Eighth Grade” Rewrites Tired Social-Media Stereotyping

The film is notable because it consciously avoids serving up a familiar media brew of technophobia and misogyny. Read more »

A Woman Scorned: The Cold Vengeance of Hindi Cinema

Female revenge in Hindi cinema is typically viewed as an illogical, estrogen-driven act executed through treachery and lies. Read more »

Searching for Detroit: “Sorry To Bother You’s” female lead is more symbol than person

Behind all the symbolism, we could have seen the person. Read more »

Sinful and Indulgent: “Dietland” and the Language of Fatphobia

Indelicate language is seen as tough love. Read more »

Inconvenient Women: "Disobedience" tests religion, passion, and choice

Disobedience is the kind of woman-at-a-crossroads film I love. Read more »

Turning 20: How An Iconic ’90s Film Normalized Stalking

Humor that takes stalking seriously requires nimbleness and nuance. Read more »

Beyond the Closet Door: Rhea Butcher on Sobriety and Queer Roadmaps for Happiness

Sober LGBTQ individuals can sometimes feel excluded. Read more »

Pulp Nonfiction: The Unnerving Fascination with Prime-time True Crime

Our relationship with fear, excitement, and violence against women hasn’t evolved at all. Read more »

Access (Sm)all Areas: Disabled gamers vs. the industry's status quo

Disabled gamers should experience meaningful representation as often as non-disabled gamers do. Read more »

Taking Bumps: “GLOW” Mirrors the Real-Life Violation of Women Wrestlers

Wrestling is not (just) about gratuitous violence. 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 »

Eat, Pray, Spend: Priv-lit and the new, enlightened American dream

Priv-lit and the new, enlightened American dream. Read more »

The Dramatic History of American Sex-Ed Films

In 1948, in a seventh grade classroom in Eugene, Oregon, a teacher dimmed the lights and flipped on 16mm projector. A film called Human... 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 »