What’s Our Damage?: Revisiting the Legacy of the Teenage Alpha Bitch

These characters understood that being a teenage girl was synonymous with hypervigilant performance.

Backtalk: What About "Us"?

This week, Dahlia and Amy dig into Jordan Peele’s latest horror film, “Us.” Lots of spoilers while they talk about how the film fits into genre canons, symbolism, and what can it all mean? And in Amy vs. Dahlia, an argument about the worst of adulting. There are so many terrible things to... Read more »

5 Documentaries to Watch for Women’s History Month (Or Any Month)

Netflix and learn, y’all.  Read more »

Controlling Interest: “The Favourite’s” Sympathetic Take on Power and Pain

The queen’s outbursts reflect a larger fear of losing control over her body and her kingdom. Read more »

Why Is Hollywood Still Shortchanging Women Directors?

Only 8 percent of the top 100 films were directed by women. Read more »

Written Off: Why Aren’t Black Female Screenwriters Getting Their Due?

The exclusion of films written and directed by women, and particularly women of color, has long been an infuriating norm within the Academy.  Read more »

Douchebag Decree: No One Asked for "Green Book"

Literally, no one asked for this film. Read more »

BitchWatch: The Most Anticipated Movies of 2019

It’s a new year with a lot of goodies in store for us onscreen. Read more »

Bitch’s 10 Most-Read Stories in 2018

What a year. Read more »

Backtalk: Our Favorites of 2018

In this episode, Dahlia, Amy, and special guest Soleil share their pop culture faves that got them through this year, from Shirkers and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, to online hoaxes, sandwich outfits, and Queer Eye. We’ve celebrated the best of this year’s pop... Read more »

BitchWatch: 2018’s Best Horror Films about Women

From dancing witches to badass Final Girls! Read more »

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Black Girls Hunger for Heroes, Too: A Black Feminist Conversation on Fantasy Fiction for Teens

What happens when two great black women fiction writers get together to talk about race in young adult literature? That's exactly what happens... Read more »

"Moonlight" is an Essential Work of Art for the Current Political Moment

Moonlight displays the kind of empathy and humanity that we desperately need right now. Read more »

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 »

The Feminist Power of Female Ghosts

The female ghost is an enduringly fascinating figure. Read more »