feminism

tv

'Stranger Things 3' Seems to Be Moving Backwards on Its Treatment of Women

Female characters on the popular Netflix series are stuck in clichés as dated as their perms.
Alex Zaragoza
7.10.19
Internet

The Real Reason Ravelry’s Ban on White Supremacy Is Surprising

Knitting has long been a form of political resistance—but one heavily coded white.
Nicole Clark
6.26.19
Film

'Booksmart' Proves That Raunchy Teen Comedies Don't Have to Be Offensive to Be Funny

Step aside, 'Superbad'—McLovin's got nothing on Beanie Feldstein's new high school rager classic.
Nicole Clark
5.24.19
feminism

A New Pop-Up Tries to Make Women's Financial Inequality Instagram-Worthy

Money clips that read “future millionaire” are sold next to earrings that demand we “eat the rich.” Should I be questioning the system, or thriving inside of it? The company doesn’t seem to know the answer.
Renée Reizman
4.24.19
Photography

Portraits of Women Inside Russia’s Modern Gulags

"In jail they don't stop being mothers, sisters, teachers, loved ones, grandparents, or simply cute girls."
Mirjana Milovanovic
4.5.19
Culture

Twenty Years Later, '10 Things I Hate About You' Is More Relevant Than You'd Expect

Despite its flaws, the film marked a turning point for feminism and female representation in teen rom-coms.
Beth Demmon
3.31.19
tv

'Farscape' Was Feminist Sci-Fi Before It was Cool

Twenty years on, the space serial still holds up thanks to its cast of complex, flawed, interesting female characters and its intelligent approach to gender politics.
Danielle Riendeau
3.28.19
tv

'Shrill' Demands Space for Fat Women

The series teaches us that loving yourself is more than 'accepting' your own body. It’s about claiming your space and your agency.
Alice Lesperance
3.22.19
tv

In 'Shrill' Black Characters Are More Than Vehicles for White Stories

The Hulu series doesn't apologize to white people, and that's important.
Minda Honey
3.21.19
feminism

The ‘Men’s Liberation’ Movement Time Forgot

Nowadays, the Men’s Rights movement runs the gamut from incels to red pillers, but in the 1970s, men's libbers looked something like… feminists?
Nona Willis Aronowitz
3.18.19
Books

The Female Superhero Stories You Should Be Reading Right Now

The NYPL recommends a list of YA books and comics about superheroines.
Nicole Clark
3.14.19
International Women's Day 2019

The Concept of Women 'Having It All' Has Never Been Realistic, But Now It's Extinct

As a literal statement it's never held water, but it ultimately boils down to the option to have both a career and children. Now, late capitalism has rendered that near-impossible.
Emma Garland
3.8.19
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