Heads Up, Media: Racism is Not a "Controversy": Is all this bad news lowering the bar?

Why are we seeing some of the most disturbing revelations of racism, xenophobia, and hate speech filed neatly away under the vague header of "controversy"?

Soft Serve : The Media Normalization of Mike Pence

It’s one (terrible and ill-advised) thing to politely pretend that Pence’s tenure in Indiana wasn’t uniformly awful for anyone who wasn’t Mike Pence. It’s another to rewrite history. Read more »

March Madness: Marketing Women's History Month

Since January, my inbox has been brimming with press releases for female-specific products and services described with one or more of the following terms: “revolution,” “empowering,” “strong,” “confident,” and “kickass.” Read more »

Queering Islamophobia: The Homonationalism of the Muslim Ban

Though Donald Trump is himself transphobic and homophobic, he can get on the side of LGBTQ rights when it’s convenient. Read more »

The Worst 100 Days: Make "Alternative Facts" Lies Again

In a postfactual world, the question of how to report, broadcast, and process news is more pressing than ever. Read more »

Pantsuit on Fire: The Founder of a Facebook Community Cashes In

 Chamberlain, who is neither an activist nor an author, is cashing in on what amounts to the labor of strangers. Read more »

Holding Out: Protest Votes in the Electoral College

This pervasive myth that Sanders would have won the presidency merits closer discussion because this is a conversation we are likely to have over and over again as people relitigate the primary in the coming years. Read more »

Record Scratch: Sexism in Music PR

Sexism in the music industry is pervasive, and it doesn't always look like you'd expect.  Read more »

Buried Deep: Antichoice Legislation and Funeral Poverty

New rules finalized by the Texas Department of Health Services strike a crafty financial blow to abortion access. Read more »

This is Not Normal: Trump's Transition Team and Media Responsibility

In order to have a fighting chance in the coming years together, we need to know what we are fighting—now more than ever, we need a bold, aggressive media that holds the administration accountable. Read more »

No unsupervised women allowed

The person who moderates the presidential debates and the questions they ask matter. Read more »

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