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Hide or Fight: “Cam” Volleys Effortlessly between Terror, Fascination, and Righteous Anger

Alice’s struggles highlight the isolating nature of sex work, and it’s harrowing to witness her try to defend herself and protect her career.  Read more »

BitchWatch: The Most Anticipated Movies of 2019

It’s a new year with a lot of goodies in store for us onscreen. Read more »

BitchWatch: 2018’s Best Horror Films about Women

From dancing witches to badass Final Girls! Read more »

Born to Protest: Legal Trailblazer Pauli Murray Takes Her Rightful Place in History

Pauli Murray’s refusal to conform helps explain why this influential legal thinker and activist trailblazer is so little known. Read more »

Small Revolutions: “Dumplin’” Shows the Value in Empowering Fat Children

Willowdean’s ability to not only cope with but actively challenge systems that discriminate against fat girls is not coincidental. Read more »

Reeling in Romance: How “You’ve Got Mail” Tried to Make Catfishing Romantic

Before we knew about catfishing, swiping left or right on Tinder, and having friendships that exist entirely within the digital confines of Facebook, there was “You’ve Got Mail.”  Read more »

Love Is a War: “If Beale Street Could Talk” Presents a Warped Fairytale

It’s extraordinary that such a sensual tale of young love could also tackle the trauma born out of America’s faulty criminal-justice system. Read more »

Sugary Slope: “The New Romantic” Recycles Tired Tropes about Transactional Relationships

Some sugar babies criticize prostitution in order to distance themselves from the labels and stigma associated with it. Read more »

Dark Times Ahead: “The Crimes of Grindelwald” is a Bleak Vision of Fascism

An allegory for the rise of the Nazis wherein only another version of Hitler can stop Hitler is tasteless. Read more »

No Greater Agony: “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” is an Achingly Honest Portrait of a Writer’s Life

Though writing is the backbone of most industries, writers are often considered expendable and easily replaceable. 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 »

The Feminist Power of Female Ghosts

The female ghost is an enduringly fascinating figure. 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 »