2014 is half over, and there's no time like the present to look at how well Hollywood is behaving. One area of Hollywood's behavior that is easy to evaluate is the portrayal of women in movies. Thus far,
If much of the recent commentary is of any indication, the appearance of Laverne Cox on the cover of the iconic TIME magazine has fulfilled the purposes which it was plainly intended to achieve. The first
Mindy Kaling is part of a small group of female comedians, writers and actresses who have created and now run their own TV shows. Kaling also stars in her show, The Mindy Project, as Mindy Lahiri, whom
A new poll to find our favourite characters has attracted criticism. But many of the choices are puppets or cartoons, and there are female role models out there Is In the Night Garden sexist? Should Upsy
“Don’t forget, ladies. Your usual meal is 1500 calories. Beware of overeating.” Listen closely, and you’ll hear that announcement play in the background of various episodes of the Netflix original series
The vice-president of Facebook in Europe – one of the online industry's most powerful executives – has revealed her frustration at being portrayed in the media as a mother-of-four who "wanted it all".
On television shows, dads have been portrayed as incompetent dolts reflecting and encouraging a damaging attitude towards men and childcare. ASPEN — As a new dad, I've often been struck with horror at
The dead-mother plot is a classic of children’s fiction, but animated movies have supplied a new twist: the fun father has taken her place. Bambi’s mother, shot. Nemo’s mother, eaten by a barracuda. Lilo’s
How women's magazines demean powerful women—even when they're trying to celebrate them. Sarah Kendzior is a writer in St. Louis. On June 18, the Hearst Corporation announced that Alyssa Mastromonaco, former
Beyoncé, in the midst of an epic 15 minute medley at Sunday night’s MTV Video Music awards, performed her song “Flawless” in front of a giant screen blazoned with the word “FEMINIST”. And, as in her music
After Sofía Vergara's controversial appearance at the 2014 Emmy Awards, we wanted to see more perspectives exploring the cultural dimensions of the controversy. You can read Juan Vidal's reaction here.