sexism

A Man’s Game

HBO's latest tour de force, True Detective, is making waves in America, but hits a major road block when it comes to representation of female characters ...

Sexism and staircase wit

The French term l'esprit de l'escalier neatly sums up Catherine Bennett's previous experiences of street harassment, but now - instead of coming up with a witty retort after the fact - she's fighting back ...

How I met your feminists

US sitcom How I Met Your Mother is now approaching its ninth and final series. Levi Grayshon considers the representation of women on the show and finds that, while the central female characters are sometimes shown in a more positive and feminist light than on other popular sitcoms, the treatment of women overall is problematic at best ...

Brainiac: privilege abuse?

Physics undergraduate Katie Masters looks back at noughties science show Brainiac and finds a limited and alienating portrayal of women in the programme that does nothing to help our underrepresentation in science ...

Teen public property

Farrah Abraham of the MTV reality television series Teen Mom has attracted plenty of salacious media gossip and slut shaming. Chrissy D explores the cultural landscape behind the programme and the hype surrounding her recent sex tape ...