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The surprising feminism of ‘Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising’

On the surface, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising looks to be a carbon copy of its predecessor, with women fighting for their proverbial right to party. And to be fair, it was exactly that.  Underneath the prank wars, however, lies a mission to actually advocate for safe spaces for women and educate men about their bullshit.

On the surface, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising looks to be a carbon copy of its predecessor, with women fighting for their proverbial right to party. And to be fair, it was exactly that.  Underneath the ...

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Why the recent deaths on CW shows matter

The CW is still in hot water. A month after the controversial death of a beloved character on its teen dystopic drama, three more characters across two shows were killed this week. All of them happen to identify with underrepresented populations.

The CW is still in hot water. A month after the controversial death of a beloved character on its teen dystopic drama, three more characters across two shows were killed this week. All of them happen ...

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LGBT fans deserve better: The fandom uprising demands better representation

It’s been a really bad few days for The 100 showrunner, Jason Rothenberg. It’s been just under two weeks since episode seven of this season of The 100, and within that time fans have trended ten protesting hashtags worldwide, raised over $40,000 for The Trevor Project, and very loudly called for Rothenberg’s head.

It’s been a really bad few days for The 100 showrunner, Jason Rothenberg. It’s been just under two weeks since episode seven of this season of The 100, and within that time fans have trended ten protesting hashtags worldwide, ...

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My Auntie Buffalo Bill: The Unavoidable Transmisogyny of Silence of the Lambs

Last week, our friends at Bitch Media published an ill-advised article celebrating the 25th anniversary of Silence of the Lambs and praising Clarice Starling as an influential feminist hero.

Last week, our friends at Bitch Media published an ill-advised article celebrating the 25th anniversary of Silence of the Lambs and praising Clarice Starling as an influential feminist hero.

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Another queer woman died on TV and people are pissed

In episode 7 of this season of The 100, Lexa was accidentally killed by some dude who couldn’t shoot straight — her mentor, Titus — recalling feelings of déjà vu for many Buffy fans who remember when a similar thing happened to Tara. In the days since, fans devoted to the relationship between Lexa and Clarke, the bisexual series lead, freaked out in every relevant corner of the internet. Particularly Twitter. And Tumblr. #Clexa forever!

In episode 7 of this season of The 100, Lexa was accidentally killed by some dude who couldn’t shoot straight — her mentor, Titus — recalling feelings of déjà vu for many Buffy fans who remember when a similar ...

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(Un)feminist Guilty Pleasures: Can The Bachelor’s fairy tale be fixed?

Until last week, I hadn’t watched The Bachelor since Trista and Ryan. I avoided the show partly because it’s rife with sexism, heterosexism, and racism. It’s also just a bad TV show. Unfortunately for me, however, the current bachelor, Ben Higgins, is from Warsaw, IN. Warsaw is about 45 minutes away from the tiny town where I grew up, and given that Indiana is never of pop culture relevance, I had to watch. It was my Hoosier duty.

Until last week, I hadn’t watched The Bachelor since Trista and Ryan. I avoided the show partly because it’s rife with sexism, heterosexism, and racism. It’s also just a bad TV show. Unfortunately for me, however, the ...

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The Big Short & why we can’t have nice things

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 bandits.

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 ...

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