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One True Pairing: “Younger” Is Ultimately a Rom-Com about Women

The show is more than a rom-com about a cishet love triangle between Liza and two men. Read more »

Love and Surveillance: Dating Shows Channel More Than Reality

Netflix released multiple reality TV shows in 2020 that feature beautiful people blissfully succumbing to the power of being watched. Read more »

Botch Goddess: How Bridget Jones Redefined Career Failure

The unlikely icon made fallibility as a career asset. Read more »

Quid Pro No: Women Approach Power from a New Direction

Recent representations of women on television have reset gender hierarchies centered around cishet male desire. Read more »

Let’s Go to the Tape: Filmmaker Amy Ziering on Bias and Belief in HBO’s “Allen v. Farrow”

“The fact that you hear a victim speak out doesn’t make it biased.” Read more »

Live Through This: HBO’s “Tina” Is a Fitting Final Bow for an Iconic Survivor

The documentary isn’t a revelation or a surprise—it’s a much-needed closure. Read more »

The “Magic School Bus” Reboot Ditches Ms. Frizzle's Extravagant Spirit

There’s uninspired scenery and characters—and a weirdly sexualized Ms. Frizzle. Read more »

Nobody’s Savior: Jay-Z Can’t Be Our Messiah

Jay-Z cannot deliver us into an era of racial equity. He’s nobody’s savior—not even his own. Read more »

Cis Gatekeepers Have No Place in Trans Stories

Allow trans people to tell trans stories on their own terms and through their own lens. Read more »

Is “WandaVision” Celebrating or Condemning the Military?

WandaVision is unsure of its footing when it comes to S.W.O.R.D. and the FBI. Read more »

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The Feminist Power of Female Ghosts

The female ghost is an enduringly fascinating figure. 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 »

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 »

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 »