9 Feminist Podcasts to Stream in 2016

As we’ve watched the podcast “Serial” continue to top charts in its second season, we were interested to find out which feminist podcasts are making waves. We discovered some that have established audiences over the years, while others have just come on the scene—but all are guaranteed to educate and entertain! Check out our picks for nine […]

As Subtle as the Pose

Reprinted with permission from Jennifer Moss About 10 years ago when the Internet bubble popped, I took up a new career to pay the rent. I had a good camera, back before everyone had one on their phones. So I hung out my shingle and started doing headshots and model portfolios and was fairly decent […]

The Dangerous Ramifications of Newsweek’s Rape Accusations Story

For a few years, I was the public educator for a regional sexual assault center situated in an emblematically stale strip mall on the cusp of the almost-Toronto suburbs. The center supports victims of sexual and domestic violence, assisting clients through counseling and various practical services, from police reporting and hospital visits to finding new […]

Gloria Steinem’s Christmas Wish

Car service app Uber has come under fire more than once in the past year. Not only has the company faced allegations of sexual assault perpetrated by drivers, but multiple recent claims suggest that Uber, and similar ride-hailing app Lyft, violate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by failing to accommodate passengers with disabilities. On Dec. 5 at The BETTY Effect‘s annual holiday concert, Gloria Steinem took […]

“Transparent” Creator Jill Soloway: “Feminism Is Just About to Break Open”

If you’ve seen Jill Soloway’s Amazon show Transparent, you know why fans and critics alike are anxiously awaiting the Season Two premiere on Dec. 11. And if you’re still not on the Soloway bandwagon, you may decide to jump aboard after reading about the showrunner’s commitment to trans activism, and her take on modern feminism. Soloway appeared on […]

Marvel Steps Up Its Game With “Jessica Jones”

Reprinted with permission from Women and Hollywood I thought my superhero fatigue was incurable. Then I watched Marvel’s Jessica Jones. The Netflix show, which premiered Nov. 20 and stars Krysten Ritter, is an irresistible feminist noir. I didn’t actually plan to binge-watch all seven review episodes. But, like one of the victims of its mind-controlling […]

A New TV Series Honors Celia Cruz, la Reina de Salsa

Reprinted with permission from Bitch The work of Celia Cruz is being honored this year in an astonishing 80-episode series from the Spanish-language network Telemundo. For those of you who aren’t yet familiar with Cruz, the series will be an overdue but necessary introduction to her life. For the millions of us who are already […]

The State of LGBT TV in 2015

Reprinted with permission from Women and Hollywood Depending on how you look at the numbers, things are either better or still sorely lacking for LGBT characters on television. GLAAD released its annual “Where We Are On TV” report, and its findings defied simple summarization. Overall representation is up. Overall representation of queer people of color and […]

The Problem With the Press Corps Covering Hillary Clinton

Politico ran a story this week on the most startling thing about the press corps covering Hillary Clinton’s campaign: most of the journalists on the trail are women. That’s unusual, and awesome, in a world where the news is reported overwhelmingly by men. But there was one thing we couldn’t help but notice about the “class photo” of […]

Tell NBC to #DumpTrump!

NBC announced last week that Donald Trump would host Saturday Night Live on Nov. 7. The response to the announcement was swift—and scathing. The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda and other Hispanic groups wrote a letter to NBC CEO Stephen Burke and SNL executive producer Lorne Michaels saying they were “flabbergasted” by the decision to have Trump host […]