Some of Us are Brave : Lovely Speeches are Not Radical

In this political environment, we cannot afford to mistake nice liberal speeches for the radicalism needed to fight the dismantling of democracy and human decency. Read more »

#BlackGirlMagic Meets #BlackGirlScience in Hidden Figures

Johnson, Vaughn, and Jackson’s experiences at NASA fifty years ago will seem familiar to any woman today who finds she has to be the smartest person in the room in order to advance. Read more »

Meryl Streep, Listen Up: Disability Shouldn't Be the Only Trump Card You Play

The worst thing about Trump, apparently, wasn’t that he wanted to kill disabled people via policy, but that he felt comfortable mocking them on national television. Read more »

Awards Shows Still Have a Sofia Vergara Problem, and It Needs to Stop

In 2017, it’s not okay to make jokes about the thick accents and thick brains of Spanish-speaking immigrants, but that didn’t stop the writers of the Golden Globes. Read more »

Let's Let the Walking Dead Energize Us for the Resistance!

For me, The Walking Dead has offered a temporary distraction and mental respite so that I'd have energy for the long fight ahead. Read more »

Popaganda: Fembots

From Metropolis to Westworld, female robots have always played out complicated power dynamics onscreen. In this episode, filmmaker and professor Allison de Fren walks us through the history of female robots onscreen in movies like The Stepford Wives, Ex Machina,... Read more »

Exciting Things Are Coming to the Screen in 2017

11 movies and television shows set to take 2017. Read more »

“Now More Than Ever, We Need to Keep Up the Battle": A Conversation with Feminist Director Rachel Talalay

With decades of experience and institutional knowledge, Talalay has seen the film and television industries at their best and their worst. Read more »

How to Raise a Boy in 1979: Navigating love, gender, and punk music in “20th Century Women”

Unlike Mills’s other boy-meets-girl, girl-somehow-saves-boy plots, the women are the backbone of this film.  Read more »

Ride or Die: Documentary "Ovarian Psycos" Paints a Complex Portrait of a Badass Latinx Bicycle Gang

Ovarian Psycos provides an intimate look inside contemporary East Los Angeles. Read more »

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Saying Goodbye to Maria and the End of a Sesame Street Era

Growing up, Sesame Street's Maria was one of the best Latina role models I had. 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 »

"Moonlight" is an Essential Work of Art for the Current Political Moment

Moonlight displays the kind of empathy and humanity that we desperately need right now. 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, the... Read more »