“Footprint” Confronts the Impact of Overpopulation on Poor People of Color

Footprint demonstrates not only the extreme depletion of natural resources caused by overpopulation, but also how these issues have especially drastic consequences for women and children. Read more »

She’s Dead, Wrapped In Plastic: On TV, the Only Good Girl Is a Dead Girl

The “dead girl trope” perpetuates the myth that girls must be pure to be valued. Read more »

Between Two Worlds: “Ixcanul” Highlights a Cultural Conflict Many Immigrants Face

Ixcanul is a story about the conflicts between family, culture, and language. Read more »

“Underground,” Slavery, and the Meaning of Reproductive Justice

Black mothers have been forced to make difficult choices during and after slavery. Read more »

The Anti-Heroine in “Lady Macbeth” is More Sinister Than She Seems

It parables the real story of white women throwing Black women and people of color under the bus. Read more »

“Little Wing’s” Coming of Age Story is for Complicated Girls

Little Wing is a mature film that takes the women in it seriously. Read more »

Backtalk: Military Trans Ban & Limits of White Imagination

This week, Dahlia and Amy dig into the latest in Trump fuckery and the controversy around an upcoming project from the Game of Thrones showrunners. Earlier this week, Trump announced via three tweets (how presidential!) that he intends to ban transgender people from serving in the military... Read more »

“Birthright” is the Chilling Documentary All Women Must See In 2017

What becomes of women who can’t access the healthcare they need? Read more »

Methodical Killing: Losing Trans Film Characters Devalues Them IRL

Sympathetic trans deaths go back at least to 1953. Read more »

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

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

Tina Belcher's Sexual Revolution

Tina Belcher breaks all the rules of network sitcoms. That's why she's wonderful.  Read more »

Films and TV Portray Abortion as More Dangerous Than It Is

Films and television shows tend to present a skewed portrayal of abortion—when fictional movies and TV shows include a plotline about abortion... Read more »

Kelly Link Discusses the Feminist Fairy Tales of Angela Carter

The new cover for The Bloody Chamber and Kelly Link, who wrote the introduction for the latest edition. A reluctant... Read more »