Ashley Hagan, Virginia Commonwealth University
Keeping the female protagonist in the Bat Cave risks starting a troubling trend.
Director Taika Waititi delivers a colorful movie with powerful female characters but still falls short of true representation.
Amandine Shadia, The University of Arizona Global Campus
The broadcaster recently became the first person with Māori face markings to anchor a primetime news show.
Jenna Amore, Oakland University
The plot holes are big enough to fit a pack of hellhounds, but no one can deny their love for the series’s annoyingly attractive and lovable characters.
Peyton Conner, Indiana University
As these women continue to be clad in revealing outfits that add nothing to their personas, fans are demanding better representation for them.
L.R. Staples, Sarah Lawrence College
While some genres continue to rely on outdated tropes like female submission, others provide a beacon of hope for queer female audiences as they portray women as strong, independent leads.
Anna Hupp, University of Wyoming
Nida Manzoor’s Peacock sitcom follows five Muslim women and their punk rock band while advocating that ‘music is about representation.’
When you make content that relies on already established entertainment in the way that this show has, bias may ensue…
Anna Wurm, Texas A&M University
The second-highest office in the nation is now held by a Black, South Asian female politician — a historic milestone.
Eva McCarthy Mínguez, Stony Brook University
In a show seemingly just about a board game, the writing and character representation go way beyond the sport.
Have you been missing ‘Lost’ lately? ‘The Wilds’ may have fooled you into believing they were similar, but are they really?
Emma Watts, University of Arizona
Emily Jewett, University of San Diego
While Formula 1 racing has become more welcoming of female fans and female engineers, the sport still needs significant changes to become a genuinely friendly environment.
Imani Benberry, Columbia University
Ads and social media posts show that women’s fashion is turning away from fatphobia and body stigma.
Olivia Dimond, Bates College
The group is dedicated to getting the theatrical works of female, trans and nonbinary playwrights onto the Broadway stage.
Juliana Fujii, Biola University
People who share protagonists’ identities shouldn’t only author books. Their feedback can vastly improve how books represent marginalized groups.
Lisa Lilianstrom, Northern Illinois University
As both the star of ‘Everything’s Gonna Be Okay’ and an actress on the spectrum, she’s eliminating harmful stereotypes of autism that other shows often perpetuate.
Christine Bushart, Georgia State University
What’s in a friendship?
Sarah Diggins, Ithaca College
Let me count the ways.
Sarah Mease, Columbia College Chicago
Chances are they were behind some of your favorite projects of the year.
The work is an articulate call for representation that accurately reflects how critical women have been to the industry.
Kate Maxwell, NC State University
The Disney feature film will showcase the powers of Kamala Khan, America Chavez and six others.
Maya Ramani, University of Virginia
You can’t be what you can’t see on on the credits reel.
Danielle Richardson, Florida State University
There’s something dangerously good about these movies — and it’s not the men.
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