TV

In the World of “WandaVision,” It Has Been Grief All Along

WandaVision is ultimately a meditation about grief and the true origins of Wanda’s power.

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. Read more »

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

Moxie is more educational than groundbreaking. Read more »

Under Your Spell: Revisiting “Buffy’s” First Lesbian Kiss 20 Years Later

The fact that these queer women weren’t allowed sustained happiness sent the message that stability exists only in relationships between men and women. Read more »

Bad Blood: The Quiet Misogyny of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”

To understand Joss Whedon’s nerdy repackaging of entitlement toward women and their bodies, one must look no further than the subtext of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” Read more »

Joss Whedon and the Persistence of Prioritizing Male “Creative Genius”

What if we cared more about justice than “male genius?”  Read more »

Fucking Tired: Fixing “The Bachelor’s” Racism Isn’t Rachel Lindsay’s Job

Rachel Lindsay has become the built-in key to solving the empire’s ongoing problems with racism. Read more »

BitchWatch: 5 Frightening Feminist Films from Sundance

These movies are meaningful entries into a genre that has its sights toward social commentary. Read more »

We Can’t Help But Wonder: Why Is “Sex and the City” Being Rebooted?

Our standards are evolving, and Sex and the City no longer meets them. Read more »

Royal Representation: On the Strange Racial Politics of “Bridgerton”

In essence, all these shows do is show people of color being terrible white people. Read more »

Lost and Found: Season 4 of “Search Party” Is the Perfect Pandemic Watch

The dark comedy series is back for a new season, and we couldn’t be more thrilled about it. 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 »

What I Learned About Gender and Power from Sailor Moon

My life began in 1995 — the year I turned eight and became a divorced kid.    Read more »

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 »