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Across Time: 7 Lessons “Pose” Teaches Us about Survival

Pose exists in a New York that is long gone, but it sometimes feels like our queer and transcestors are using the show to send us messages across time. Read more »

No Moderates in Gilead: Season 3 of “The Handmaid’s Tale” Is a Warning

The new season is a cautionary tale about seeking allyship with our oppressors. Read more »

Teenage Kicks: “Booksmart” is an Earnest, Affirming Fantasy of Feelings

Booksmart devotes itself more to the strange, transcendent kind of intimacy that can develop between teens during a singular night. Read more »

BitchWatch: 11 Movies Feminists Should Watch this Summer

If you’re looking for a comedy about women taking over the Irish mob, a spooky follow up to “Hereditary,” or a documentary exploring the racist horrors of the criminal justice system, we’ve got you covered. Read more »

Mother Mayhem: “Ma” Honors Black Women’s Rage

The new horror film gives us a chance to see a Black woman wreak the revenge she deserves. Read more »

You Can Laugh If You Want To: “Veep,” “Shrill,” and TV’s Abortion Plotlines

Abortion no longer requires a Very Special Episode. Read more »

Thor’s “Endgame” Weight Gain Should Have Been More Than a Punch Line

There’s a longstanding assumption that fat people feel less pain or sadness than non-fat people, and that they both deserve and can handle less-than-human treatment. Read more »

Body Freedom: Shemekka Epps Should Get to Have It Too

She’s Gotta Have It buys into the idea that self-love and body modification can’t coexist. Read more »

(Un)smart Buddies: “Booksmart” Is an Adorably Gawky Entry into the High School Comedy Canon

If “Booksmart” endeavors to make an argument for what youthfulness can be, and for all the messy hope entangled in it, then it must unearth the muck, too. Read more »

Coexisting Desires: Nola Darling Finally Gets Real with Herself in “She’s Gotta Have It”

Nola Darling understands that trauma porn is a tactic often used to beef up the work and lives of Black women for clicks and scholarships, but it is also demeaning. Read more »

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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 »

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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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 »

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 »