June 6, 2014 - 9:44 am
Obvious Child‘s treatment of abortion as an important moment in both the development of the main character and her romantic relationship is just one of the beautiful ways the film—a raunchy joke-fest with an undeniably humanistic heart—deals with women’s choices and power.
February 24, 2014 - 5:18 pm
From the Women’s Media Center’s report to the annual VIDA Count, recent number-crunching shows that we still live in a white male media ecosystem.
December 12, 2013 - 3:34 pm
Much ink has been spilled in praise of Katniss Everdeen as a strong, flawed, mold-breaking heroine. But as the second Hunger Games movie storms the box office, Peeta Mellark—the baker, the nurturer, the feeder—is having his own moment. And well he should.
November 15, 2013 - 9:52 am
Two new documentaries directed by young women operate under a shared thesis: Women need to talk about sex.
September 19, 2013 - 10:59 am
There are only four public, clinic-based providers of third-trimester abortions remaining in the United States. After Tiller, a documentary that opens September 20, spends time with all of them, and you should go see it as soon as you can.
June 21, 2013 - 1:18 pm
And let the show’s female characters shine.
May 14, 2013 - 6:01 pm
Joyce recently spoke to RH Reality Check about how the movement she chronicles relates to abortion politics and the treatment of biological families of adoptees at home and abroad.
March 27, 2013 - 8:17 pm
Young filmmaker Assal Ghawami has written and directed a film that brings together themes of “The Yellow Wallpaper” with a story of a contemporary back-alley abortion.
January 29, 2013 - 10:20 pm
It’s hard for me to know what to say about Girls. I like it tremendously; yet I think the critiques of its racial politics are valid. I want to give Lena Dunham a lecture (perhaps the lecture I delivered at grad school about being conscious of the blindness of privilege as we write) and I want to give her a hug.
January 4, 2013 - 7:53 am
From Savita to Sandy Hook, when do we broadcast tragedies, and when do we let people mourn?