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A Season in Hell: Amazon’s New Series “Paatal Lok” Is a Cop Drama for Our Times

The show is singularly unsparing in its depiction of modern Indian life. Read more »

Consent Creator: “I May Destroy You” Takes on the Messy Realities of Rape

The 12-episode series is an exploration of rape culture that leans into its gray areas. Read more »

A Queer Icon, a Terrible Boss: Why It Matters That Ellen Can Be Both

Queer people can and do hurt other people. Read more »

A Goodbye to the Black Bisexual Messiness of “High Fidelity”

In honor of Rob, I spoke to a few bisexual people of color about Kravitz’s portrayal of Rob, and the state of Black bisexual characters on TV. Read more »

Queerness Shines in “She-Ra” and Other Animated Shows

The message out there for young people was that straights get to have fulfilling personal growth and relationships—and queers and queer romance don’t exist. Read more »

Trauma-Centered Art Should Be the Future of #MeToo

The film is an offering to those who have been affected by gendered violence. Read more »

“Palm Springs” Taps into the Idea That Time Loops Fix Women

The pursuit of betterment means losing a part of themselves along the way. Read more »

Eugenics as Entertainment: “Indian Matchmaking’s” Lighthearted View of Caste Oppression

Indian Matchmaking reveals all the isms associated with arranged marriages—colorism, casteism, sizeism, ableism, and classism—without criticizing any of it. Read more »

Fanfiction to Film: “The Kissing Booth” Brings Misogyny from Wattpad to Netflix

Why are the fanfics that become films so misogynist? Read more »

Like Kat Edison, Many Black Women in Media Can’t Catch a Break

The Bold Type isn’t so bold when it comes to Kat, its Black, queer protagonist.  Read more »

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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 »

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 »

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 »