News right now is discussing a comment by Gloria Steinem -- not so much one that she made, but more one that she made apologizing for the first one that she made. The first one happened Friday during an appearance on Real Time with Bill...Show More Summary
As if I could love Octavia Butler any more. The trailblazing science fiction writer, a Black woman in a white male dominated genre, who explored issues of race, gender, and power in beautifully imaginative and captivating works, died a decade ago. Her notes and personal journals are now housed in the Huntington Library, and last […]
Grimes When I met Grimes — the project of DIY musician, writer, performer, and producer Claire Boucher — after her recent Nashville concert, our first exchange was one of unabashed praise. “Your voice,” she said to me. “It is exceptional.” As...Show More Summary
Today’s playthrough of Human Revolution involves ridding your workplace of peaceful Oregon protesters armed terrorists. In most videogames this would be a banal task, given how often we’re asked to gun down hundreds of belligerents, without choice or repercussion. But what happens when you do have a choice to kill, spare or negotiate? Read more ?
Mel McLaughlin and Chris Gayle Mel McLaughlin, a well-known and respected Australian sports commentator, was recently tasked with conducting a post-match interview with cricketer Chris Gayle. The reporter asked professional, thoughtful questions about the match — which Gayle ignored. Show More Summary
More than 200 protesters shut down a presentation organized by a Zionist group this past weekend during the National LGBTQ Task Force’s Creating Change conference in Chicago. As protesters explained, “For several years the Israeli government has attempted to use propaganda about the freedoms some LGBTQs in that country have as a cover for their increasingly brutal […]
Last night, Donald Trump announced that he would boycott Thursday’s Fox News Republican debate because of the involvement of anchor Megyn Kelly, who he believes has been unfair to him. Right afterwards, Trump held a rally in a school gym in Marshalltown, Iowa. Show More Summary
A big step for non-profit workers: the staff of the Center for American Progress unionized. Learn more about “Audrie and Daisy,” a film about teen sexual assault premiering at Sundance today. Meet the middle school students organizing to fight sexist school dress codes. Why women professors get lower ratings. Constraining the political imagination constrains the […]
We’re pleased as punch to present the first instalment of our new review series, analysing feminist themes in one of the most acclaimed videogames of all time. But since we’re sleepy from weeks in production hell, we’ll let our work do the talking (literally)... Read more ?
This year one of my resolutions was to increase the people of color I am watching on all platforms. With another year of an all white Oscars, it is so important that we celebrate our media producers that are Black, Indigenous, and People Of Color (BIPOC). New streaming services are launching for this purpose, like Kweli, […]
Why is beauty a requirement for broadcast journalism? If you google “Fox News female anchors,” the first few results that pop up include, “Top Ten Hottest Fox News Girls,” “Sexy Fox News Anchor Suffers HUMILIATING Wardrobe Malfunction,”...Show More Summary
Share your thumbs-ups and thumbs-downs here, for whatever production and whoever's performance, and feel free to go to town with subtext and meta-commentary. Just please be spoiler-aware for those readers who haven't managed to catch up with various books/movies/TV yet. I'll get you started. Read more ?
Trans women seeking access to homeless shelters face widespread discrimination. Abusive police practices target women of color. Suffering gender violence in school often comes with big bills. Student survivors, learn your rights. Planned Parenthood is suing the people behind the video smear campaign. Show More Summary
Bernie Sanders has shown himself this week to be somewhat out of step with an important progressive constituency: young feminists. On Monday night, at the Brown & Black Democratic Presidential Forum hosted by Fusion, he said:
Saudi Arabian women voters Saudi Arabia is known for limiting women’s rights. Women who live in the conservative Islamic nation must wear an abaya, a full-length black cloak covering their hair and body, and an additional scarf over the face is optional but recommended. Show More Summary
Two years ago, Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls teamed up with Alexandra, yours truly, and the rest of the crew at Know Your IX to make a pretty wonky law accessible to the college students it protected, via a short video on the “nine things to know about Title IX in 89 seconds.” We knew from our experiences organizing with student survivors […]
Last night at Fusion’s Brown & Black Democratic Forum, Bernie Sanders spoke publicly about campus sexual assault publicly for the first time. Unfortunately, he fumbled. Here’s the comment, transcript courtesy Veronica Portillo Heap: Rape and assault is rape and assault. Whether it takes place on campus or on a dark street. And if a student […]
Last time, we reviewed a historical artefact. Today’s final instalment of this miniseries looks at a more modern franchise, whose sequels have somehow managed to incorporate everything from China to Star Wars… FEMINIST GAME REVIEWS “BATTLEFIELD 4” (2013) OVERVIEW ? … Continue reading ?
The Big Short is about the financial crash in 2007/2008 and the men that made tons of cash from the collapse of the economy. Yeah, people actually made money from the economy collapsing. Think about that. Millions of people lost their jobs, homes, and dignity, but some folks lined their pockets and made out like […]
Last week, the writers and readers of Slate took inspiration from a single world-ending gif of Star Wars: The Force Awakens co-stars Oscar Isaac and Lupita Nyong'o to tell the stories of when they first fell in love with Isaac. Since...Show More Summary