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Hulu’s Normal People: A Refreshing Depiction of Sex and Consent

by Hanna Carney // A lot of the sex we watch on TV is unrealistic: it’s always impractical, equally mind-blowing for the characters, or even violent just for entertainment value. While it is true that shows such as Sex Education, a Netflix series that supports sex positivity, depicts endearingly awkward sex scenes, oftentimes this awkwardness […]

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Bridgerton: A Feminism Nightmare?

by Leio Koga *Warning: Spoilers Ahead* Britain, 1813: It’s cuffing season, ladies. Prudence Featherington is breathing shallowly, eyes scrunched in pain each time the corset of her empire waist dress is laced tighter and tighter around her body. Her mother, ignorant of her daughter’s obvious pain, exclaims “I was able to squeeze my waist into […]

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Depicting Sexual Violence in Television

by Aditi Hukerikar // Trigger Warning: This article contains mentions and descriptions of sexual assault. Please read with caution. Disclaimer(05/2021): This article was written before season four of The Handmaid’s Tale and the events that occur in that season’s plot. The CDC reports that in the United States, over 1 in 3 women and 1 […]

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One Day at a Time: The Dire Need for Representation in Television

by Nara Cowing // While Hollywood is still typically white, straight, and overall quite traditional, One Day at a Time breaks boundaries and norms, setting a model for the rest of the industry to follow. After being canceled by two networks, the show’s cast has just lost the fight to be picked up by a […]

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Female Hysteria?: A Question of Silence Film Review

by Maria Siciliano// The courtroom was filled with an uproarious chorus of laughter by every woman in attendance.  This is how the film by Marleen Gorris, A Question of Silence, closes with no further explanation. In this highly controversial 1980s film, I was truly struck by the feminist critique that the director posits on society. […]

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Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am—Celebrating a Prominent Woman and Writer

by Hanna Carney // Morrison wants us to read, write, think, and reimagine our lives through a different perspective and find agency there. Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’ Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am recounts the life of Toni Morrison—Nobel-prize-winning writer, editor, and professor. The biopic is shaped by interviews with Morrison and her colleagues (such as Angela […]