Turning 20: “Titanic” and the Power of Women Choosing Their Own Destinies

The sinking ship sold the film, but Rose’s journey is its most indelible legacy. Read more »

Surviving Patriarchy: “Alias Grace” Navigates the Impact of Sexism

Margaret Atwood’s at it again. Read more »

President Ebenezer Scrooge: “A Christmas Carol” Offers a Valuable Lesson This Holiday Season

Donald Trump hasn’t grappled with the messages of any ghosts. Read more »

“Coco” Proves Cultural Appreciation is Possible

I set out to the theater on Thanksgiving Day expecting to hate Disney-Pixar’s Coco. I was delightfully surprised. Read more »

Same Old West: “Godless” Failed to Deliver a Western About Women

We were lured into a pit of tired and unquestioned Western clichés. Read more »

Superficial Boundaries: “She’s Gotta Have It” Butchers Polyamory and Queerness

Nola Darling erects superficial barriers that don’t protect her or the people she’s engaging with. Read more »

No Grace For Women: “Queen Sugar” Traffics In Toxic Masculinity

Ralph-Angel’s relationships with women reveal his selfishness and fragile ego. Read more »

Ask the Sexpert: Can a Gynecologist’s Advice Column Change Indian Culture?

Obscenity, like beauty, lies in the eye of the beholder Read more »

An Old Story in a Neo Hat: In Neo Yokio, futuristic capitalism looks very familiar

If a show doesn’t provide the framework to critically address what it purports to satirize, can it truly be satire? Read more »

In “Their Finest,” Women Break Down Barriers with Propaganda

Their Finest is ultimately a film about whether we listen to propagandists feeding us “alternative facts” or to storytellers asking us to consider marginalized truths. 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 »

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 »

Tina Belcher's Sexual Revolution

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