TV

I Got All My Sisters With Me: How TV is Diversifying Family Structures

Extended families are their own miniature communities where members can find support. Read more »

Intergenerational Trauma: “Black Museum” and The Toll Activism Takes On Black Women

The kinkeeping that women are tasked with is an important part of intergenerational activism. Read more »

Nova, Nola, and Annalise: Queer Black Women and the Arc of Representation

Nola, Nova, and Annalise are the queer-coded villains of their own stories. Read more »

BitchWatch: 15 Bitch Approved TV Shows You Should Watch This Winter

We’re in for several months of quality TV. Read more »

The Fragility of Safety: Beyond the Promise of #MeToo

We find ourselves at an impasse. Who, anymore, is safe? Read more »

Popaganda: Fembots

From Metropolis to Westworld, female robots have always played out complicated power dynamics onscreen. While the term “fembots” conjurs up the image of killer mechanical sex-kittens from Austin Powers, cinematic stories about female robots often deal with much... Read more »

No Grace For Women: “Queen Sugar” Traffics In Toxic Masculinity

Ralph-Angel’s relationships with women reveal his selfishness and fragile ego. Read more »

An Old Story in a Neo Hat: In “Neo Yokio,” Futuristic Capitalism Looks Very Familiar

If a show doesn’t provide the framework to critically address what it purports to satirize, can it truly be satire? Read more »

The “Scandal” Effect: The Rise of Flawed Black Female Protagonists

As Scandal takes its final bow to make room for the peak TV content that has sprung up in its wake, it’s clear that the desire for more diverse stories has not abated. Read more »

Warrior To Wallflower: “Stranger Things” Shrinks Nancy Wheeler

Nancy doesn’t need Jonathan or Steve to get out of Hawkins. 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 »

Eat, Pray, Spend: Priv-lit and the new, enlightened American dream

Priv-lit and the new, enlightened American dream. Read more »

Tina Belcher's Sexual Revolution

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