Steal Magnolias: “Claws” and “Dietland” brought the summer of female scammers to television

It’s been a big year for women grifters, both real and fictional.

Flaunting Freedom: The History of Louisiana’s 18th-Century Tignon Laws

We cannot discount how enslaved Black women used dress as a form of resistance. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: The Making of "Vida's" Radical Sex Scene

“It’s a radical act to put two brown bodies on the screen already, but to put two queer bodies having queer sex like this is a political act,” creator and showrunner Tanya Sarach said. Read more »

Foundational Power: The Rise of Bangladeshi American Beauty Vloggers

Makeup can build, dismantle, assert, and help defy ideas of what “disciplined” bodies should look like. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Jordan Peele is back with "Us"

The Get Out creator took to social media to announce his next movie, billed as “a new nightmare.” Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: LGBTQ people ruled the Met Gala carpet

Last night ten out queer women and non-binary folks walked the carpet, more than any previous year. Read more »

Keep Your White Crowns: The History of America’s Identity Pageants

Fifty years after the creation of Miss Black America, mainstream pageants are still failing to be inclusive. Read more »

This is Our Year: Bitch Media’s Pop Culture Predictions for 2018

Our picks and predictions for 2018. Read more »

Badass Moon Rising: Your Guide to the most feminist eclipse ever

As we’ve all seen over the past few years, it’s incredibly easy to make things that have literally nothing to do with feminism into media-friendly feminist statements if you try hard enough and use enough Millennial Pink as an accent color. Read more »

You're Not the Girlboss of Me: Conflating Capitalism with Feminism in Netflix's New Series

The expanding landscape of television means that unlikable characters can no longer just be jerks for jerks’ sake. Read more »

Fast Feminism, Cheap Talk: Marketplace Feminism's Fragile Bargains

In 2017, marketplace feminism’s high-gloss façade is cracking open to reveal the gears of status-quo capitalism grinding away just behind. Read more »

Pages