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From Kuchibhotla to Kal Penn: How Hate Crimes Build Off Liberal Media

Yesterday, the New Yorker published a stirring article on Being Indian in Trump’s America, a rumination by Amitava Kumar on racial violence, hate crimes and the tensions that come with being South Asian in America. Around the same time, Indian American actor Kal Penn tweeted images of racist scripts offered to him at the beginning of his acting career. The two pieces, juxtaposed together, offer a handy depiction of hate: a dehumanization project that begins with media stereotyping and logically concludes in racist violence.

Yesterday, the New Yorker published a stirring article on Being Indian in Trump’s America, a rumination by Amitava Kumar on racial violence, hate crimes and the tensions that come with being South Asian in America. Around ...

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Politics, Power and Queerness in “House of Cards” Season 4

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In a presidential election year, popular culture representations of politicians – real and fictional – reach new heights of significance as viewers and commentators assign them meaning. The March 2016 release of season four of the Netflix original series House of Cards was no exception.

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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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