“Anne With An E” Shows The Impact of Poverty on Young Girls

Anne is optimistic because her ability to see the bright side of life is the mechanism she has developed to survive poverty and abuse. Read more »

Horror Show: Feminist Horror Movies To Watch This Halloween

No, “Carrie” is not one of them. Read more »

9 Movies That Put Trump’s Wall To Shame

We’re not going to forget our history, and we’re not going to let other people forget it either. Read more »

Turning 20: “Romy & Michele” Is Still A Powerful Ode to Female Friendships

Without Romy and Michele, we wouldn’t have Bridesmaids or Mean Girls. Read more »

Let Us Live: “Afternoon Snatch” Gives Us Nonbinary Characters With Full Lives

Afternoon Snatch offers a world where nonbinary characters aren’t defending their right to exist, but simply are. Read more »

Mother May I? No.

Mother! is what happens when a dude has an idea he thinks is brilliant and no one checks him on it. Read more »

Backtalk: Jemele Is Not Wrong & the Emmys

This week, Dahlia and Amy talk about the very factual statement: Donald Trump is a white supremacist, as tweeted by sports journalist and truth-teller Jemele Hill, and the highs and lows of this year’s Emmys. Last week, Trump supporters were in an uproar over Hill’s tweets calling Trump... Read more »

Love Everlasting: “Outlander’s” Romance Might Be Its Downfall

The show’s stumbled into a narrative snare. Read more »

Gaining Hindsight : “Younger” Grapples With the Power of Loss

There’s much to be learned from loss.  Read more »

Chess Master: “Queen of Katwe” Is Disney’s Greatest Feat

Unlike most Disney and other Western films set in Africa and focused on Black people, this film doesn’t employ lazy, racist, heteronormative tropes. There is no white savior. 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 »

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 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 »

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 »