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Captain Phasma

The internet got a Star Wars character turned into a woman

When the first cast photo from Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released, many people unsurprisingly raised concerns that there was only one woman among the new cast members, adding to the gender imbalance of a franchise that had only featured one prominent female character in the original trilogy (the Expanded Universe, may it rest in peace, is another story).

When the first cast photo from Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released, many people unsurprisingly raised concerns that there was only one woman among the new cast members, adding to the gender imbalance of a franchise ...

10 things i hate about you

It’s time for a revival of the teen girl dramedy

One of my favorite weekend past times is reliving my middle school days and rewatching some of the best movies of all time. I’m talking about films like Ten Things I Hate About You, Love and Basketball, Mean Girls, and Save the Last Dance. Basically I just miss Julia Stiles, but I digress.

One of my favorite weekend past times is reliving my middle school days and rewatching some of the best movies of all time. I’m talking about films like Ten Things I Hate About You, Love and Basketball, Mean ...

NWA

Straight Outta Compton: Another step in the legacy of erasing Black women

This post contains spoilers for the film Straight Outta Compton.

Straight Outta Compton crushed the box office this weekend, providing commentary on street life and shining a bright light on police brutality in the 80s and 90s.

This post contains spoilers for the film Straight Outta Compton.

Straight Outta Compton crushed the box office this weekend, providing commentary on street life and shining a bright light on police brutality in the 80s and 90s.

Tony Stark tries to lift Thor's hammer in Avengers: Age of Ultron

Let’s talk about Age of Ultron‘s rape joke

Avengers: Age of Ultron opens today in the US; it’s already been released in a number of other countries. The movie’s posed to smash a ton of box office records – it’s going to be seen by an absurd number of people, more than your typical Big Pop Culture Thing. So as feminists we should probably talk about the movie’s rape joke.

Avengers: Age of Ultron opens today in the US; it’s already been released in a number of other countries. The movie’s posed to smash a ton of box office records – it’s going to be seen by ...

Happy Birthday, Marsha! Raising funds and visibility for trans women of color

If you had the chance to support a short film about two trans women of color whose bravery changed the course of history for LGBTQ people in the United States and globally, would you do it? Of course you would!

Happy Birthday, Marsha! tells the story of legendary best friends, Marsha “Pay it No Mind” Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, and the bold everyday decisions they made that helped spark the 1969 Stonewall riots. Filmmakers Reina Gossett and Sasha Wortzel believe that how we tell the stories of our heroes matters, and they are drawing upon their community to fundraise for the production costs.

Reina and Sasha are wonderful, and I am so excited to have been able to ...

If you had the chance to support a short film about two trans women of color whose bravery changed the course of history for LGBTQ people in the United States and globally, would you do it? Of ...

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