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BitchWatch: 2018’s Best Horror Films about Women

From dancing witches to badass Final Girls! Read more »

Born to Protest: Legal Trailblazer Pauli Murray Takes Her Rightful Place in History

Pauli Murray’s refusal to conform helps explain why this influential legal thinker and activist trailblazer is so little known. Read more »

Small Revolutions: “Dumplin’” Shows the Value in Empowering Fat Children

Willowdean’s ability to not only cope with but actively challenge systems that discriminate against fat girls is not coincidental. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: The Real Sex Lives of Historical Queens

How accurate are the sex scenes in The Favourite? Read more »

Reeling in Romance: How “You’ve Got Mail” Tried to Make Catfishing Romantic

Before we knew about catfishing, swiping left or right on Tinder, and having friendships that exist entirely within the digital confines of Facebook, there was “You’ve Got Mail.”  Read more »

Love Is a War: “If Beale Street Could Talk” Presents a Warped Fairytale

It’s extraordinary that such a sensual tale of young love could also tackle the trauma born out of America’s faulty criminal-justice system. Read more »

Sugary Slope: “The New Romantic” Recycles Tired Tropes about Transactional Relationships

Some sugar babies criticize prostitution in order to distance themselves from the labels and stigma associated with it. Read more »

Dark Times Ahead: “The Crimes of Grindelwald” is a Bleak Vision of Fascism

An allegory for the rise of the Nazis wherein only another version of Hitler can stop Hitler is tasteless. Read more »

No Greater Agony: “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” is an Achingly Honest Portrait of a Writer’s Life

Though writing is the backbone of most industries, writers are often considered expendable and easily replaceable. Read more »

Through the Eyes of Others : “The Hate U Give” and the Burden of Racial Awareness

Starr’s concern about being stereotyped as the “angry Black girl” isn’t petty or trivial. Read more »

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Films and TV Portray Abortion as More Dangerous Than It Is

Films and television shows tend to present a skewed portrayal of abortion—when fictional movies and TV shows include a plotline about abortion... Read more »

One-Sentence Reviews of the Lesbian Netflix Canon

Lez face it: when you’re a ladygay like myself, cruising the internet for something to watch, you realize very quickly that there are a whole... 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 »