TV

No Shame Monster: “Big Mouth” Sweetens the Bitter Pill of Puberty

In the past, stories of adolescent sexuality and desire on television were often only focused on boys—with girls as a mystery or a conquest. Big Mouth evens up the score. Read more »

Backtalk: Let’s Take Refuge in Horror

This week, Dahlia and Amy get creepy and ghouly about screen horror (as opposed to the horror of our everyday lives). In this Halloweeny episode, we dig into the role of horror film and TV and how it helps us cope with our lived realities. We’ve also got a Petty Political Pminute starring our... Read more »

Colonial Dreams: “Westworld” Fetishizes Violent Bygone Eras

Instead of being an authentic exploration and critique of white supremacy, Westworld only enforces it. Read more »

Not a Follower, Not Yet a Leader: Women Cult Leaders Hold an Insidious, Misunderstood Power

The role of powerful women in cults has generally gone unnoticed by the new wave of creep-seeking entertainment. Read more »

Home Sweet Haunt: Grief and Trauma Are the Lurking Horrors in “The Haunting of Hill House”

You can’t control trauma, and you can’t always protect yourself from scares. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Saying You “Believe Women” Isn’t Enough

Structural changes need to be made before survivors as a whole see any form of justice. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Busy Philipps Accuses James Franco of Assault

Busy Philipps stated that the actor violently “threw her to the ground” while on the set of Freaks and Geeks. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: The Gaslighting of American Women

For once, it does not feel good to be right. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: The First Asian Woman to Host SNL in 20 Years

The Asian-American actress and rapper is only the second Asian woman to host SNL…like ever. 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 »

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 »

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 »