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Joss Whedon and the Persistence of Prioritizing Male “Creative Genius”

What if we cared more about justice than “male genius?” 

Episodes Compound: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Isn’t Weaponizing Her Trauma

“Accountability is about creating safety,” Ocasio-Cortez said. Read more »

What the T.I. and Tiny Abuse Allegations Reveal about Hip Hop and Power

We don’t live in a society where the abused get justice. Read more »

It’s Not Over: America’s Future of White Supremacist Violence

Clearly white supremacy will not go away after a single election. Read more »

From the Junkyard: Meg Lionel Murphy Paints Through Trauma

I have had extreme, debilitating PTSD. I needed fantasy in order to survive Read more »

Very Online: You Can’t Escape Death on TikTok

We’re still learning what to do with death, both online and off. Read more »

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 »

Trauma Loop: “Antebellum” Mishandles Its Message

The film is fixated on racism as an act of overt violence, but racism is so monstrous because it can appear so deceptively normal. Read more »

Jerry Harris and the Dark Underbelly of “Cheer”

The shows we so enthusiastically consume can transfer power and trust to people who will wield it violently. Read more »

Begone with the Wind: How Hollywood Rewrites Slavery

If these cinematic perceptions of slavery are committed to memory, then we might accept the plantation as a mere backdrop to terror rather than the very site of it. Read more »

“True Story” and “Fighting Words” Extend the Legacy of “Speak”

Twenty-one years later, we’re still telling similar stories to Speak—and yes, 21 years later, we still need them. Read more »

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Game Changer: Why Gaming Culture Allows Abuse... and How We Can Stop It

You're a Bolshevik feminist jewess that hates white people… and you expect to be taken seriously when you're “critique-ing” ...

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