Culture

“Grace and Frankie” Expands Its World, but Loses Insight into the Women at Its Center

Grace and Frankie is at its best when it follows its tried and true formula. Read more »

“Like a Boss” Takes Down a Girlboss, But Loses Its Sense of Humor

Like a Boss has a message that’s both confusing and unfunny. Read more »

The Witching Hour: What the CW Loses to Magical Surrealism

As the CW depicts women’s coming of age stories through magical surrealism, we lose nuance. Read more »

The 2020 Oscars Noms Aren’t Just White—They’re Boring: A Point/Counterpoint

Once again, the Oscars are snow white and it’s become so predictable that it’s boring. Read more »

Forever Your Girls: “Little Women” Is a Film in Conversation with Its Own History

Greta Gerwig offers a meditation on the novel’s biggest themes, rather than a familiar narrative trajectory. Read more »

BitchReads: 17 Nonfiction Books Feminists Should Read in 2020

Well-researched and well-written nonfiction books, like the 17 on this list, leave us with more information than we came in with. Read more »

“Boys & Sex” is Groundbreaking, But Leaves Gaps for Queer Boys

Boys & Sex is a timely and relevant read in our current political and cultural context. Read more »

Sinister Niceness: On “You,” Killers Don’t Change their Spots

If Season 2 is any indication, we have no choice but to overlook the obvious in favor of granting white men an inherent innocence; it’s a default. Read more »

Over It: Is There Room for Anxious Black Girls in Music?

We owe Black women musicians the space to take care of themselves. Read more »

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The Forgotten History of the Women Who Shaped Modern Advertising

It's easy to dismiss advertising as an anti-feminist industry. Read more »

Tina Belcher's Sexual Revolution

Tina Belcher breaks all the rules of network sitcoms. That's why she's wonderful.  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 »

Ms. Opinionated: I'm a Man. How Can I Help the Feminist Movement?

Welcome to Ms. Opinionated, our weekly advice column dealing with questions of life, love, feminism, and pop culture. This week, a reader... Read more »