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Disney’s “Mulan” Remake Doesn’t Challenge the Patriarchy. It Reinforces It

In the apocalyptic hellscape that is today’s political climate, we deserved a Mulan with humanity.

Concealed Pain: Why Are There so Many Lesbians Cops Onscreen?

Queer representation shouldn’t overlook, ignore, or become complicit in the painful history between queer people and cops. Read more »

The Racial Politics of Disney Animals

Scholar and activist Walidah Imarisha talks about the messages of films like The Jungle Book. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Dear Disney, Drop the “Hakuna Matata” Trademark

This is textbook cultural appropriation. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: The Watering Down of Body Positivity

Jameela Jamil built a brand around body positivity. Now she’s facing backlash for it. Read more »

Creating An Empire: Merging Disney and Fox Perpetuates White Supremacy

A media empire the size and scale of Walt Disney is a privately-owned propaganda machine. Read more »

The Problem with “Aladdin”

Aladdin is a white fantasy. Read more »

Disney Unveils Their First Latina Princess—Sort Of

Disney is skittish to say that their newest princess is Latina. What gives?  Read more »

The Jungle Book's Complicated Relationship With Imperialism

Over its many iterations, Rudyard Kipling’s story has positioned Mowgli as a God or a conflicted child. The new Disney version seeks a harmonious message.  Read more »

Popaganda Episode: Animal Friends

Bad ducks, cat ladies, and queer zebras—oh my! On today’s show, we discuss animals in pop culture. Read more »

The Best Thing About "Tomorrowland" Is the Spunky Teen Girl Genius

Disney’s Tomorrowland is a feel-good film built around a simple, optimistic idea: If all the dreamers, artists, and geniuses truly pitched in, we humans could work our way out of this current mess of climate change, constant war, and global inequality. Read more »

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