TV

Truth Hurts: Season 2 of “Fleabag” Is All about Fessing Up

Perhaps the masterstroke of season is in making Fleabag’s love interest someone who’s literally in the business of confession. Read more »

Backtalk: Meh of Thrones

This week, Dahlia and Amy get into their disappointment over the final season of Game of Thrones. The epic series has given audiences a big cultural moment in the world of dragons, the fight for power, and a slew of women characters to love and hate—but is it doing justice to the story?... Read more »

The Post-Colonial Politics of “Game of Thrones”

The show’s brutal violence reflects on our current reality, not a fictional past. Read more »

Only White Kids Find Treasure: “On My Block’s” Fantastical Coming of Age Story

None of the kids have delusions of grandeur; all they want is to buy their way out of historical cycles of violence. Read more »

Object Lessons: “The Act” and the Ethics of Consuming True Crime

The interest in consuming true crime isn’t matched by an obligation to discuss the ethical implications of doing so. Read more »

5 Powerful Lessons Arya Stark Teaches about Surviving Trauma

Arya Stark’s darkness is not minimized or sugarcoated. Read more »

Ride or Fly: “Tuca & Bertie” Offers a New Tail about Women’s Friendship

Stories about female friendships are often bookended by one or both of the friends experiencing a big life change and moving on. Read more »

Lisa Hanawalt on Animating Your Own Escape

People are finally starting to pay attention to the terrible ways women are treated, but every animation studio and production company needs to be less oblivious. Read more »

“Made in Heaven” Injects Feminism into India’s Big Wedding Industry

Though the show is purportedly about the lives of the wedding planners, its goal is in fact to not just challenge the patriarchy but to crush it under a designer heel. Read more »

The “Claws” Effect: “Good Girls” Is More Than a Guilty Pleasure

These women are more concerned about paying their mortgages, caring for their children, and fighting complicated custody battles than facing consequences. Read more »

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

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

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 »