During summer vacation, STEM still matters. How can we keep young girls and women interested in technology and the most lucrative jobs that will define our future?
Bollywood cinema has come a long way from misogynist, one-dimensional, racialized portrayals of women and feminism—but we have a long way to go towards forging a better understanding of what it means to be feminist in Indian cinema.
The world that we are currently taught to recognize is one where women—and, especially, poor women of color—are so inessential that if they disappear, we don’t even notice.
This Disney remake needs more than just a “black mermaid.” We need a story with a black feminist imagination.
“Playboy, we don’t believe that you deserve the best parts of any of us. We don’t believe that you deserve our Black girl experiences and our dances as fodder for consumption by a readership which often has little to no regard for Black girls and are often the buyers of Black girls.”
When TV comedies like Shrill tackle abortion, they do away with the drama.
Any ad “which implies an idealized, gender-stereotypical physical appearance” or shows “a man or a woman failing to achieve a task specifically because of their gender” will now be banned in the UK.
Who is (or is not) invited to the party matters. Even when the party is on Instagram. That’s why influencers must use the influence we have to make space for those with less.
Many young women feel the need to coach themselves through moments where they are asking for things from others, no matter how small, because being “demanding like that” makes them feel less likeable and less loveable. “Shrill” shows them otherwise.
These are the only two female superhero leads that we have ever seen in Marvel or DC films, and whether it’s incidental or not, the two heroes tell us a lot about how our culture thinks about power, femininity and womanhood.