teens

Unlike “Gilmore Girls,” “Ginny and Georgia” Doesn’t Hide from Sex

Ginny and Georgia strikingly faces sex and sexuality head on, especially when held up against its predecessor.

“Moxie” Isn’t Perfect, but Neither Are New Feminists

Moxie is more educational than groundbreaking. Read more »

Dream Sequence: “To All the Boys” Ends Less Sugary Sweet Than It Began

The film ultimately lacks the essential nutrients of a satisfying conclusion. Read more »

Lizzie McGuire is 30. Apparently That’s a Problem for Disney+.

How Disney+ killed our Lizzie McGuire dreams. Read more »

How Sex Educator YouTube Went from Guiding Light to Worrisome Shadow

In 2016, YouTube was a space to learn any and everything about sex; maybe, in 2020, it simply isn’t anymore. Read more »

Pausing the Panic Button: Can Religious Scholarship Teach Media Literacy?

Moral panics about sexually disturbing or explicit media are hardly new or uncommon. Read more »

Meme and My Squad: The Teens Tagging their Way to Queer Utopia

Memes can offer familiarity, freedom, and levity in a world that, more often than not, flattens and invalidates queer experience. Read more »

Billie Eilish’s Body Is Not Ours to Claim

“I feel you watching, always. And nothing I do goes unseen.” Read more »

Teen Girls Shouldn’t Have to Fix Our Country

We shouldn’t be making demands of Claudia Conway, especially if they aren’t demands we’ve even made of ourselves. Read more »

In Season 2, “PEN15” Gets Real About Teenage Slut-Shaming

While the first season of PEN15 highlights teen girls’ sexuality, the second showcases the ways they’re punished for it. Read more »

All Together Now: Novels Fight the Myth of the Mean Girl

These new YA protagonists aren’t afraid of their power or the power that their confidence might instill in readers. Read more »

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Tina Belcher's Sexual Revolution

Tina Belcher breaks all the rules of network sitcoms. That's why she's wonderful.  Read more »