Streaming media has some of the sharpest, most thoughtful, most realistic depictions of mental illness in pop culture. Is streaming the new hope for diversity in television?
Jeffrey Tambor just won his second Emmy for Leading Actor in a Transphobic Role, and he claims to care a ton about trans talent, but not enough to give up that golden statuette.
Beth Revis’ A World Without You may purport to be a thoughtful and positive depiction of mental illness, but it feels like anything but.
In medical dramas, disability is always represented as a failed outcome. What if we changed that framing?
Pop culture is reframing our understanding of love, and not always in good ways.
Jenn Marie Thorne’s The Inside of Out falls just short of where I want it to, a little too earnest for my tastes and not quite sharp enough to make me want to stick around.
As advocacy for diverse books pushes for a fundamental change in the publishing landscape, some authors are creatively trying to turn it to their advantage with retroactive adjustments to their characters. It’s transparent, offensive, and insulting.
The fact that books on ‘specialised’ subjects like sexuality, gender, race, and culture continue to be shoved off into corners of bookshops is a testimony to the state of conversations about diversity in the United States. Are we truly diverse if topics like queerness are considered strange and worthy of separation?
Ellen Page is being hailed for her travel series Gaycation, which purports to show a window into gay lives around the world. Really, though, it’s just another example of colonial attitudes.
The social evolution of our relationship with gender has admitted the understanding that it’s a spectrum, but it’s also something that can appear in a state of flux, and that’s something that should be validated as well.