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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.

Here For a Black Planet: Solange’s New Album Sparks Nostalgia for a Pioneering Social-Media Platform

Solange’s partnership with BlackPlanet feels like its own homecoming. Read more »

Visibility or Complicity?: Western capitalism gets its hands on the hijab

Like most people of color, Muslims—especially women and trans folks—have been denied visibility by popular culture and media. Read more »

Part III: Is Anyone Surprised That Bustle Is Ghosting Us?

Could there be a clearer example of corporate media literally silencing any opinion that doesn’t serve it? Read more »

Part III: Is Anyone Surprised That Bustle Is Ghosting Us?

Could there be a clearer example of corporate media literally silencing any opinion that doesn’t serve it? Read more »

The Sugar of Black Cool: Pepsi’s Botched Commercial Is Just One Problem in the Web of Food Justice

If the primary response to the Pepsi commercial doesn’t center on youth of color, we’re all missing the point. Read more »

Personal Shopper: An Acute Study of Boredom and Grief

Personal Shopper is a documentation of the period right after everything falls apart and before you can begin to put it back together. Read more »

Backtalk: Pepsi Fail & The Harasser Factor

Dahlia and Amy chat about bad Pepsi optics, capitalism, and cola. Pepsi’s latest ad stars Kendall Jenner, the most cheerful group of protestors, and a slew of asinine signs. Profiting off of grassroots and the slew of recent protests is a new low, even for a soda company whose sole job is to... Read more »

March Madness: Marketing Women's History Month

Since January, my inbox has been brimming with press releases for female-specific products and services described with one or more of the following terms: “revolution,” “empowering,” “strong,” “confident,” and “kickass.” Read more »

The Super Bowl Commercials—It's Not Such a Small World After All

This current administration forces us to question everything around us, even the commercials we watch. Read more »

The Honest Company's Anti-Political #TheySeeLove Campaign Is So Infuriating

The ads are all about not seeing politics, just love. Well, I am political because I love. I love my family, my friends, my country. 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 »