When Benevolent Sexism is Mistaken for Female Empowerment

As the push grows for more women and girl protagonists in storytelling across all media forms, more artists and studios are starting to rise to the challenge. While these media creators are getting better at avoiding the more¬†glaring misogynistic mistakes, more subtle ones keep rearing their heads.¬†As our culture continues to shelve old stereotypes and… Read More

Going Beyond the Bechdel Test: Her Story Arc’s Scale of Inclusivity

Like many of you, learning about the Bechdel Test was an eye-opening moment that allowed me to better understand just how much the media industry was failing me, and my fellow women, with its limited, non-diverse representation of us. The Bechdel test has been used to explain and highlight this problem of under-representation and it… Read More

You are What You Think

Jane Doe, the author of this post, is not the name of any actual person. Jane Doe is an anonymous account under which women can feel free to share stories they normally would not feel comfortable sharing publicly. For more information read “Who is Jane Doe?” Welcome to November! With the arrival of colder weather… Read More