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Sadly, Sia is Far From The First Person to Tokenize Autistic People

Sia’s response has made one thing clear: this film isn’t it. Read more »

Seeking Humanity: “Ratched” Is a Queer Show That Explores Power and Violence

Ratched isn’t just a lesbian love story. Read more »

Meaningless Mashup: “Holidate” Proves Netflix Hasn’t Nailed the Holiday Rom-Com

“Holidate” is a Hallmark-inspired movie for straight people who think saying words like “tits” makes them edgy.  Read more »

Shot to Pieces: “Pieces of a Woman” Is a New Take on a Well-Worn Trope

What does it mean to make an “authentic” film about tragedy? Read more »

BitchWatch: 11 Scary (and Not-So Scary) Films to Watch This Halloween

Feminist horror is often overlooked, but we’re here to highlight some of our favorites. Read more »

“Bad Hair” Makes a Tangled Mess of Black Women’s Woes

In his quest to create a fable about Black women’s hair, Justin Simien overlooks the actual function it plays in Black women’s lives. Read more »

Pausing the Panic Button: Can Religious Scholarship Teach Media Literacy?

Moral panics about sexually disturbing or explicit media are hardly new or uncommon. Read more »

Mind Interrupted: The Horrifying Manipulation of Black Women’s Psyches

The traumatic spectacles of these transformations often reveal so little about the interiority of the fictional Black women who experience them. Read more »

BitchWatch: 15 Shows Feminists Should Watch This Fall

This list has it all, from scary shows to calming ones. Read more »

Trauma Loop: “Antebellum” Mishandles Its Message

The film is fixated on racism as an act of overt violence, but racism is so monstrous because it can appear so deceptively normal. Read more »

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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 »

One-Sentence Reviews of the Lesbian Netflix Canon

Lez face it: when you’re a ladygay like myself, cruising the internet for something to watch, you realize very quickly that there are a whole... 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 »

Tina Belcher's Sexual Revolution

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