Tag Archives: Media

It’s time for Hollywood to take advice from Octavia Butler and stretch its imagination

Tweet In this deliciously rare clip, Octavia Butler talks about how she began writing science fiction in response to an absence of great storytelling she felt. After seeing a terrible sci fi film when she was 12, she explains, “I turned off the television and said to myself, I can write a better story than that.” [...]
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Who creates drama at HBO?

TweetSurprise! According to an analysis by Maureen Ryan at the Huffington Post, in 40 years on the air, the creators of HBO’s highly respected dramas and miniseries have been almost entirely white men.  Tweet
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Lifetime’s “Preachers’ Daughters” Shows Everything That is Wrong with Purity Culture

Tweet This week, I came home to my sister watching a show On Demand, Preachers’ Daughters, that followed the lives of three different daughters who had one or both parents as pastors. As someone who grew up in a family that regularly attended a Pentecostal church, I was interested in seeing how Lifetime would choose to [...]
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What Nicholas Kristof gets wrong about public intellectuals

TweetIn the not so distant past, Politico reporter Dylan Byers engaged into a rather public spat with The Atlantic’s Ta-Nehisi Coates’ contention that Melissa Harris-Perry is “America’s most foremost public intellectual.” Byers offered a list of intellectuals to counter Coates’ claim made up entirely of white men and a singular (deceased) white woman, provoking yet another proper [...]
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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet “Marriage was a marker of historically anti-gay and anti-feminist normalcy“. Ann Friedman on believing Dylan Farrow, and why who you believe depends on which story you recognize. On the role of bystander intervention in preventing sexual assaults. Why the absence of biracial representation in the media matters. 10 Years after Dove’s “Campaign for Real [...]
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