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BitchWatch: 11 TV Shows Feminists Should Watch This Summer

This summer has been many things, but relaxing has not been one of them. Read more »

Can “The Baby-Sitters Club” Reboot Hang with Today’s Teen Shows?

The spirit of the books is still present. Read more »

Mindy Kaling Puts a New, Comedic Spin on the Rom-Com Heroine

For some, Kaling’s characters represent the wish fulfillment of actually doing the wild thing your parents always warned against. Read more »

Mishaps and Milestones: “Insecure” Moves from Chaos to Clarity

Black women’s friendships are a saving grace but also a mirror that shows us our own imperfections. Read more »

The Final Rose: A Black Bachelor Can’t Fix a Franchise’s Race Problem

The Bachelor franchise survives in the streaming age because it coddles white fragility. Read more »

Ladies on Fire: “Betty” Is More Than a Skateboarding Show about Women

Betty isn’t a show made to shatter glass ceilings so much as it is to empower those pushing against it. Read more »

Is “Twenties” Really a Win for Black Queer Representation?

The show ultimately eschews multidimensional queer dynamics and rests solely on its queer optics. Read more »

A Wrinkle in White Supremacy: Even Time Travel Can’t Stop Police Brutality

Time lines merge into an inescapable eternity; there’s no reprieve from injustice. Read more »

(Un)happily Ever After?: TV Treats Arranged Marriage as an Archaic Indian Custom. It’s Not.

These stereotypical depictions ignore, to their detriment, the fact that many arranged marriages are consensual. Read more »

Jeannie’s American Dream: The Assimilation of a TV Icon

I Dream of Jeannie is the only U.S. television show that has revolved around a female Arab character, which is quite sad given that she’s a make-believe caricature. Read more »

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The Feminist Power of Female Ghosts

The female ghost is an enduringly fascinating figure. Read more »

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 »

"Moonlight" is an Essential Work of Art for the Current Political Moment

Moonlight displays the kind of empathy and humanity that we desperately need right now. Read more »