South asian

Why Representation Matters: South Asian Characters in Western Media

Pop culture indescribably shapes our lives and the way we treat everything within it. TV theme tunes, funny catchphrases and fashion are exposed to us

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Thirteen Reasons why

13 Reasons Why: Problematic Text to Promising Adaptation

Major Spoilers Ahead! The latest book-to-television adaptation in the young adult world is Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher—a book that has been highly acclaimed

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The Diversity in Superstore and One Day at a Time

I love drama. Give me deep, mind warping intricate storytelling that stirs every feeling in the human catalog of emotions and I’m all over it.

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Wentworth: Australia’s Take on Women in Prison

Chances are, if you are a living, breathing person you’ve watched — or at least heard of — Orange is the New Black, America’s hit

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Masters of Sex: The Feminist Show Nobody Watched

I was really late coming to Masters of Sex. I only watched the show recently but when I finally got around to it, I was

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manchester by the sea

“Manchester by the Sea” is a Portrait of Male Grief

* Moderate spoilers ahead * Casey Affleck put it best when he said on Saturday Night Live that his new movie is great, but “just

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Rob and Chyna: How Abusive Relationships are Used to Sell TV

Recently, Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian split in a very public, nail-biting mess. There were tears (a proliferation of the “loudly crying face” emoji), rants,

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Your Complete Guide to Every Movie Directed by a Woman in 2016

It’s no secret that Hollywood has a gender problem, both creatively and administratively. But, while gendered representation has been a hot topic for some time,

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holby city

Holby City, Berena, and Lesbians of a Certain Age

When asking for visibility of queer women on television, viewers have been expected to accept whatever has been tossed our way, whether it be in

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the handmaiden

A Feminist Film Review: The Handmaiden

If you’ve ever watched a lesbian film and thought, “Hey, I wish this wasn’t unbearably depressing,” or, “Hmm, pretty good, but it needs more crime

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A Goodbye To HBO’s Looking

The leaves have fallen from the trees and pumpkin patches have transformed into Christmas tree plots. The time to curl up behind your laptop with

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horror movies

5 Guilt-Free Horror Movies to Watch This Halloween

Love horror, but feel like you have to compromise your values in order to enjoy a good scary flick? Tired of watching women in life-threatening distress every time

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harley quinn

Harley Quinn Costumes for Halloween: Empowering or Problematic?

Halloween is one of my favourite times of year. It’s a fantastically creative holiday, considering the inventive ways we can create scary versions of our

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‘Younger’: A Surprisingly Feminist TV Show

Younger is the story of Liza Miller (Sutton Foster), a divorced mother of a college freshman. After her divorce, faced with a financial crisis, Liza

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Luke Cage

‘Luke Cage’: Marvel’s Most Important Feminist Show

Contains minor spoilers for the show Luke Cage As avid Marvel fan, I eagerly awaited the release of Luke Cage. It’s a show about a black, bulletproof

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Why Do We Allow LGB Celebrities to Act Transphobic

I don’t know anybody who doesn’t like Aubrey Plaza. She’s attractive and hilarious — and she recently came out as bisexual, which heightened the buzz

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The Misogynistic Treatment of Batgirl in ‘The Killing Joke’

‘The Killing Joke’ is a DC graphic novel written by Alan Moore and Brian Bolland, which provides an origin story for the supervillain called the

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Star Trek

50 Years of Star Trek and Feminism

Star Trek: The Original Series debuted on television on September 8th, 1966 and is now about to chart a course for uncharted territory: its 50th

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Mother's day

4 Thoughts on the Movie Mother’s Day

Recently on a flight home, I found myself watching the movie Mother’s Day and jotting down a bunch of notes notes, preparing to write another

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