feminism

How ‘Dark Phoenix’ Fails Its Female Cast — and Audience

Trusting soul that I am, I tend to believe that filmmakers have honorable intentions when trying to give their movies a more feminist worldview. In…

The Horticulturalist Whose Life’s Work Is to End ‘Botanical Sexism’

“I’d say you’re the first reporter who’s ever been offered a ride in my truck,” says Tom Ogren, a 72-year-old Dude-like horticulturist driving a 1999…

She Wants to Be Choked. You Refuse to Hurt Her. What Gives?

Rachel, a 25-year-old marketer from Chicago, recalls how a man she dated in college had an unusual attitude about blow jobs. “He wouldn’t let me…

‘Captain Marvel’ and the Challenge of Rooting for Progressive Superhero Movies

In Captain Marvel, Brie Larson plays a superhero who has to battle evil shape-shifting aliens while grappling with troubling, mysterious memories and a nasty bout…