I'm Cautiously Excited About Star Trek's Plans for a Female Lead

The new show will center on a female lead. Will Star Trek get her right?  Read more »

In "Take My Wife" Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher Serve Up Charming Self-Awareness With a Side of Sly Pop Culture Critique

Take My Wife is an exciting addition to a growing roster of TV shows that feature great comedians who reflect the diversity of the scene. Read more »

There's A Lot to Like About Jill Soloway's "I Love Dick"

 With an excellent cast and excellent creative talent behind the scenes, I Love Dick seems like it’s headed for success, regardless of how closely (or not) it resembles its original inspiration. Read more »

Film "Hidden Figures" Explores the Untold Stories of Women in the Space Race

The trailer for the film just debuted—and it looks amazing.  Read more »

Backtalk: "Stranger Things" & Women at the Olympics

A spoiler-free conversation about gender and race on Netflix show Stranger Things (Winona!). Amy and Sarah also discuss how female athletes are scrutinized during the Olympic games. Plus: Big news about Amy’s life and some love for Alynda Segarra of Hurray for the Riff Raff. Read more »

I Want to See the "Ocean's Eight" Cast Burn the World Down, Please

Mindy Kaling and Rihanna starring together in a heist film?! What is this, Christmas?  Read more »

In "Suicide Squad," Harley Quinn and The Joker's Relationship Isn't Love—It's Abuse

In the blockbuster movie, the two supervillains are written as an oddball couple. But even in a movie all about violence, it's clear that the Joker is clearly emotionally and physically abusive.   Read more »

Pokémon NO: How the Game Can Be a Venue for Harassment

Street harassment is nothing new, but Pokémon GO creates a new avenue for harassing people in public. Read more »

How "Bojack Horseman" Approaches Abortion With Spot-On Humor

The surreal Netflix show is frank about a personal choice—and also spoofs the ideas of anti-abortion protesters.  Read more »

How "Her Story" Challenges the Way We Think About Trans Romance

The webseries about the romantic lives of queer & trans women in LA was just nominated for an Emmy.  Read more »

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The Dramatic History of American Sex-Ed Films

In 1948, in a seventh grade classroom in Eugene, Oregon, a teacher dimmed the lights and flipped on 16mm projector. A film called Human Growth... Read more »

The Feminist Power of Female Ghosts

The female ghost is an enduringly fascinating figure, and her presence in both history and contemporary pop culture holds a wealth of perception and stereotype in its clammy hands. Read more »

Kelly Link Discusses the Feminist Fairy Tales of Angela Carter

The new cover for The Bloody Chamber and Kelly Link, who wrote the introduction for the latest edition. A reluctant vampire queen... 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 »