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Woke Jokes: 7 Comedy Specials That Transformed Stand-Up in the 2010s

The 2010s were a transformative time for comedy, both for better, and for worse. Read more »

In Bad Faith: Hallmark’s Jewish Stereotypes Meet America’s Rising Antisemitism

Hanukkah, as it exists to Hallmark, is just Christmas’s quirky ethnic sidekick.  Read more »

The Best Queer TV Episodes of 2019

We’re hoping for more queer television in 2020. Read more »

MILF of Human Kindness: “Mrs. Fletcher’s” Muddled Messages about Older Women and Sexual Freedom

On paper, Mrs. Fletcher is a slam dunk. In execution, not so much. Read more »

Yay, Us?: In the World of “mixed-ish,” Colorblindness Is the Same as Anti-Racism

There’s still a dearth of pop culture with multiracial characters who contend with what that multiraciality means socially and politically. Read more »

The Lasting Impact of the “Fleabag” Jumpsuit

The iconography of clothing in film and television has transcended time and gender over the years. Read more »

Unpoetic Injustice: “Queen & Slim” Treats Its Outlaws as Misguided Political Symbols

It treats its strangers–turned–outlaws as political symbols rather than fleshed-out characters with interests and flaws. Read more »

Narrowing the Chart: The Most Essential Episodes of “The L Word”

For those who are new to The L Word universe, here are the most essential episodes to watch to prep for Generation Q. Read more »

“The L Word: Generation Q” Isn’t an Apology—It’s an Entirely Refreshed World

“The idea that normalization is radical is something that we talk a lot about the writers room.” Read more »

For “Great British Baking Show” Contestants, The Real Loss is the Endless Trolling

It’s not just about harassing women online—it’s about re-establishing gendered power dynamics and punishing those who flirt with the domestic on public-facing platforms. Read more »

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The Feminist Power of Female Ghosts

The female ghost is an enduringly fascinating figure. 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 »