TV

BitchWatch: 11 Scary (and Not-So Scary) Films to Watch This Halloween

Feminist horror is often overlooked, but we’re here to highlight some of our favorites.

Mind Interrupted: The Horrifying Manipulation of Black Women’s Psyches

The traumatic spectacles of these transformations often reveal so little about the interiority of the fictional Black women who experience them. Read more »

BitchWatch: 15 Shows Feminists Should Watch This Fall

This list has it all, from scary shows to calming ones. Read more »

In “Emily in Paris,” Being Thin and White Is a Path to Success

Emily is yet another thin white woman who fails upward. Read more »

Polish and Privilege: “RHONY” Illuminates the Class Divide in America

Extreme economic disparity in America is the problem. RHONY just makes it visible. Read more »

Point/Counterpoint: The Emmys Made Minor Progress on Inclusion

We’re breaking down what the Emmys did well, and what needs more work. Read more »

If “Selling Sunset” Is One Big Happy Family, What’s with the Sexism?

In Selling Sunset, once you join the family, you are free to pursue the golden dream–but that can come at a cost. 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 »

Jumping Boundaries: “The Bachelor” Rewards Red Flags in Relationships

In The Bachelor universe, men are encouraged to fight for love and to never give up. Read more »

“Legend of Korra” Shows How to Navigate PTSD While Fighting Injustice

Legend of Korra shows TV viewers that it’s possible to manage trauma—even while continuing the fight for justice. Read more »

Hustle & Glow: “P-Valley” Puts Black Southern Strippers in the Spotlight

The show is an expansive portrait of poverty, racism, misogyny and the Black Southern pride that pushes back against oppression. Read more »

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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 »

Tina Belcher's Sexual Revolution

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