Tag Archives: Television

“Piper was my Trojan Horse”

TweetNetflix original series “Orange is the New Black” has garnered a great deal of attention, much of it having to do with the portrayal of women of color and the prison industrial complex. But the main character is Piper Chapman, a “nice white lady.” According to series creator Jenji Kohan, the show wouldn’t have been [...]
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Coverage of reproductive rights features almost no reproductive health experts

TweetOn cable news, coverage of the Texas abortion restrictions has been light on medical experts. Via Media Matters: I think there’s something to be said for including political commentators in conversations about an issue that is so clearly political. I’m also grateful when advocates for reproductive justice are given a place at the table, since, [...]
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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet Patrick Stewart answers a fan’s unexpected question. Sex workers engage in democratic political processes. Duh. It’s not just Facebook that has an online hate speech problem. Donate to Transgender Studies Quarterly. Jessica writes about #FBrape as a potential feminist tipping point at The Nation. A letter to the President on the anniversary of Dr. [...]
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Rebel Wilson, coming to a TV near you

TweetI cried when I watched this trailer. Because it makes me cry to watch unapologetically fat, confident women being really good at their jobs, being recognised for it, and making their revolutionary bodies part of that success. It makes me cry like a big feminist baby. Damn, Rebel Wilson, you make me (even) proud(er) to [...]
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Rick Ross, Don Draper, and the fantasy world of masculinity

Tweet Ed. note: This is a guest post from Mychal Denzel Smith. He is a writer, social commentator, and mental health advocate whose work on politics, social justice, mental health, and black male identity has appeared in outlets such as The Nation, The Guardian, The Atlantic, Gawker, Salon, The Root, and more. I’ve been thinking a lot [...]
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