Leadership Lessons from Equity’s Women of Wall Street

The new financial drama Equity is a living, breathing illustration of the gender bias delineated in AAUW’s research report on women in leadership.

Activists Are Calling for Fox News to Take Action Against Sexual Harassment

A new petition calls for the release of the findings of a recent internal review of sexual harassment claims against Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes.

Q&A: UnReal’s Meagan Tandy On Feminism, Discrimination and Beauty Pageants

Ms. got the chance to speak with Tandy about her career, being a woman in Hollywood, her past experiences in pageantry, and her recent efforts to improve the confidence and self-awareness of teenage girls through her “Girl Talk” workshop series.

These 10 Quotes Exemplify the Feminism of “Gilmore Girls”

To celebrate the upcoming Netflix revival of one of our favorite feminist shows, Gilmore Girls, let’s take a moment to honor some of its smartest quips.

“Agent Carter” Mattered Because Representation Matters

The passion behind Agent Carter is notable less for its enthusiasm for the show itself but for the importance of what it represents in current media.

Taking a Closer Look at Yara Greyjoy and Lesbian Representation on Game of Thrones

The reveal and development of Yara Greyjoy’s sexuality deserves not only applause, but also some serious thought and questioning.

“The Powerpuff Girls” and Today’s Feminist Animation Landscape

There will always be a space and a place for the Powerpuff Girls—but we’re living in the golden age of smart, intersectional, feminist children’s animation, and television shows and films alike are currently bursting with fantastic viewing options that explore identity, sexuality, and gender equality in innovative and moving ways.

Queer Characters Keep Dying on TV. Here’s How to Make it Stop

(Spoiler alert for the The 100) Fans of the The 100 were outraged over the recent death of Lexa, a lesbian and one of the main women characters on the show. This wasn’t simply a case of fans angry because a beloved, badass character was written off. This was a case of fans angry because a beloved, […]

Can a “Feminist Anthem” Ever Truly Be Feminist?

What makes a song feminist? And what’s the best way to acknowledge the movement’s complex and storied history without erasing anyone’s contributions or appearing ill-informed? Those were the tough questions tackled by the women of Saturday Night Live this weekend in a catchy tune called “This Is Not a Feminist Song.” The cast members—along with singer Ariana Grande—explain in […]

What Melissa Harris-Perry Has Taught Us About Black Women and Silence

Anyone who knows anything about the politics of black womanhood is familiar with how silence operates in relation to black women. And the past few weeks have provided us with an opportunity to consider black women and silence, or the lack thereof, thanks to TV show host Melissa Harris-Perry and her explosive fallout with MSNBC. Harris-Perry, the Maya Angelou Presidential […]