TV

Spasms of Truth: “Sex Education” Disrupts Pop Culture’s Silence around Painful Sex

Sex Education opens the door for women living with vaginismus and other conditions to have honest conversations about their symptoms. Read more »

BitchWatch: 10 TV Shows Feminists Should Watch this Summer

While the movie industry’s health remains in question, we can thankfully take refuge in television. Read more »

Young and Free: “The Bold Type” is the Perfect Summer Show

Each episode addresses and closes up issues in delightful and fantastical ways that keep rom-com enthusiasts tuning in each week. Read more »

Across Time: 7 Lessons “Pose” Teaches Us about Survival

Pose exists in a New York that is long gone, but it sometimes feels like our queer and transcestors are using the show to send us messages across time. Read more »

No Moderates in Gilead: Season 3 of “The Handmaid’s Tale” Is a Warning

The new season is a cautionary tale about seeking allyship with our oppressors. Read more »

You Can Laugh If You Want To: “Veep,” “Shrill,” and TV’s Abortion Plotlines

Abortion no longer requires a Very Special Episode. Read more »

Body Freedom: Shemekka Epps Should Get to Have It Too

She’s Gotta Have It buys into the idea that self-love and body modification can’t coexist. Read more »

Coexisting Desires: Nola Darling Finally Gets Real with Herself in “She’s Gotta Have It”

Nola Darling understands that trauma porn is a tactic often used to beef up the work and lives of Black women for clicks and scholarships, but it is also demeaning. Read more »

Boss Butch: “Gentleman Jack’s” Warm, Irreverent Take on 19th-Century Lesbian Desire

Gentleman Jack is unquestionably fun, but it also doesn’t set out to be an unconditional empowerment fantasy. Read more »

Unbroken and Unbowed: Revisiting Disability Representation on “Game of Thrones”

Tyrion Lannister is a survivor in a deeply ableist family who loathes him for being a “dwarf.” 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 »