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Accidents Still Happen: Revisiting “Degrassi’s” Infamous Abortion Episode

The N refused to air the episode for several years. Read more »

Cruella Is an Irredeemable Villain—and Disney Should Keep Her That Way

Just because a villain is a woman doesn’t mean she needs to be redeemed. Read more »

Finally, a Neurodivergent Family Saves the World

Just because a routinely ableist society often overlooks and underestimates neurodiverse people, that doesn’t mean they aren’t integral to the world around us. Read more »

Can “Master of None” Survive Aziz Ansari’s Scandal? We Still Don’t Know.

Master of None lost one of its most compelling components: unflinching emotional honesty. Read more »

Layered Onion: Remembering “Shrek,” the Ironic Film That Poked Fun at Us

Turning the fairy-tale genre on its head was a clever, if not totally novel, notion at the time. Read more »

Lunchbox Moment: “Gilmore Girls” Is Haunted by Its Asian American Problem

Gilmore Girls is a contradiction in and of itself: It’s a show that tried to represent Asians well but never quite gave the task its proper due. Read more »

We Still Don’t Believe Mentally Ill Women

Anna Fox is the epitome of a tragic, hysterical woman—the kind of character who’s easy to write off and should be a victim rather than a heroine. Read more »

Whole Person: Lindy West Reflects on the Fat Positive Legacy of “Shrill”

“It was important to me to tell especially young fat women that romantic love will not save you.” Read more »

“The Nevers” Can’t Escape the Joss Whedon Curse

There are too many characters, too many high-stakes plotlines, and not enough explanation for how it all connects. Read more »

Body and Soul: In Its Final Season, “Shrill” Explores the Fear of Being Seen

We’ve seen Annie face off against the world; now it’s time for her to face herself. Read more »

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No Disrespect: Black Women and the Burden of Respectability

Hollywood still filters (and distorts) the lives and histories of minorities through the eyes of the majority. 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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The Feminist Power of Female Ghosts

The female ghost is an enduringly fascinating figure. 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 »