Sady Doyle is an In These Times con­tribut­ing writer. She is the author of Train­wreck: The Women We Love to Hate, Mock, and Fear… and Why (Melville House, 2016) and was the founder of the blog Tiger Beat­down. You can fol­low her on Twit­ter at @sadydoyle.

Doyle, who graduated from Eugene Lang College in 2005, has been writing about feminism, culture and media since 2008 at Tiger Beatdown and in articles for Salon, Bitch, Rookie, The Atlantic, Global Comment, The Guardian‘s Comment Is Free and The American Prospect, among other places. She’s the winner of the first Women’s Media Center Social Media Award. She’s interested in women in pop culture, women creating pop culture, reproductive rights, and women’s relationship to the Internet and the Left.

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The Parent Trap
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How Capitalism Turned Women Into Witches
Sylvia Federici’s new book explains how violence against women was a necessary precondition for capitalism.
Culture
Serial Misogyn-Neigh: The New “BoJack” Explores How We Let Famous Men, And Horses, Off the Hook
Season five of BoJack Horseman turns a critical eye on its characters and itself.
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We’re Still Locking Up the Mentally Ill
When the only prescription is jail time.
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The Abyss of Motherhood
A tightrope walk without a safety net.
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Alias Grace Is Even More Relevant to Trump’s America Than The Handmaid’s Tale
The Handmaid's Tale is used as a catch-all feminist allegory. But it's the specificity of Alias Grace, Netflix's latest Margaret Atwood adaptation, that makes it so pertinent.
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Hugh Hefner Wasn’t Just a Creep—He Was Also a Shitty Boss
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Mothers of the World, Unite!
A new Mother's Day Proclamation.
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Ivanka Trump’s Cosmetic Feminism Won’t Make It Easier To Raise a Kid
She puts a liberal gloss on her father’s agenda, but can’t mask his policies’ effects.
Viewpoint
To Protect Abortion Rights, Progressives Need to Think Big
The fight for reproductive justice is about to get harder, and now is no time for complacency.
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In “Fleabag,” TV Finally Gives Us a Female Anti-Hero to Love
The six-part British series shows us a self-destructive, bitter, angry young woman and trusts that we will care about her pain.
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Fox News Has a Sexual Harassment Problem and It’s Way Bigger Than Roger Ailes
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Ghostbusters Is a Classic Summer Escape Film—But From Misogyny
Your ticket buys a joyful romp and a 1-hour, 45-minute break from sexism
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Donald Trump Has More in Common with Microsoft’s Racist Twitter-Bot ‘Tay’ Than Most Human Beings
The American people should take a note from Microsoft and shut down Donald Trump.
Viewpoint
A Progressive Case for Clinton
I am a progressive, I like Hillary Clinton and I do not feel remotely conflicted about that.
Culture
Without Explosives or Lightsabers, ‘Sisters’ is a Quiet-er but No Less Feminist Film
In co-opting the party narrative for a feminist audience, Sisters does for comedies what the new Star Wars has done for action movies.
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How Jessica Jones Won Over This Marvel Hater
Yes, it's feminist. Yes, it's genuinely good. Damn it.
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Why SXSW’s ‘Harassment Summit’ Is a Terrible Solution to Harassment
Here's what we learned from the women targeted.
Culture
How Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Became the Supreme Meme Queen
The psychology behind the 'Notorious RBG' phenomenon.
Culture
Why Walking Down a Dark Alley at 2 A.M. Is Not ‘Asking For It’
In a new book, Kate Harding explains why dictums to avoid rape are part of rape culture--and do more to shame us than protect us
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Yes, ‘Diary of a Teenage Girl’ Is Empowering. No, Having Sex with Your Stepdaughter Is Not Okay.
The film is rightly being cheered for showing a 15-year-old girl claiming sexual power. But the film—and its rave reviews—sometimes shy away from how rape culture and patriarchy can pervert that claim.
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How Amy Winehouse’s Pain Was Commodified
The new documentary AMY reveals how the media--and the men in her life--exploited Winehouse's mental illness, only to deify her after her death.
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Caitlyn Jenner and Miley Cyrus Shouldn’t Be Asked to Be Official LGBTQ Representatives
Jenner and Cyrus may be unlikely social justice ambassadors, but they're being the best thing they can be: themselves.
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The End of Mad Men and the Rise of Women
None of the women of Mad Men end up where they wanted to be. But they struggled, and they did rise.
Culture
Our Anger, Ourselves
Mary Dore's documentary, 'She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry,' reminds us of '70s feminism's daring and creativity
Culture
I, Derivative Robot
In Chappie, Neill Blomkamp abandons his progressive instincts in favor of a trip through his DVD collection.
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EMA: This is What Anti-Capitalist Virtual-Reality Art Looks Like
A performance at PS1 used the Oculus Rift VR headset to explore being a stranded human subjectivity in a commodified world.
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Why 2015’s Pop Music Scene Looks a Lot Like 1995’s
Sleater-Kinney, Bjork and PJ Harvey are back. And they have something to teach the new wave of 'feminist' artists.
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If You Tweet This, Jonathan Chait Wins
Chait styles himself as the defender of old-school liberalism, but the fact is, "Not Very P.C. Of You" is one of the most cynical, lazy pieces of #content you'll read all year.
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Agent Carter’s ‘Feminism’ Is More About Making Money Than Gender Equality
Feminist, sexist, conservative, liberal—Marvel will give us any kind of superhero our heart desires as long as it makes them rich.
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The Leelah Alcorn We Never Met
Despite her family’s best efforts, the transgender 17-year-old hasn’t been erased. But who might she have become if she had lived?
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Why Are We Kicking Up Such a Fuss About The Interview?
This isn't the first case of cyberterrorism this year, but it's by far the most decried.
Culture
A Girlfriends’ Guide to Rage
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce has to stop trying so desperately to be a "women's show."
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The Most Hated Woman on the Internet
Haters--myself included--have pummeled Amanda Palmer so far beyond recognition that it’s disconcerting to hear her actual voice in her new memoir, The Art of Asking.
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Mockingjay’s Contradictory Revolution
The latest Hunger Games installment suggests that everything we do—even our resistance—is compromised.
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Interstellar Has Great Visuals and a Bad Case of Christopher Nolan Disease
A guy with a dead wife nobly pursues the blowing up of cool shit, in a universe based on iffy science. Sound familiar?
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The Vicious Attacks of GamerGate Are the Norm for Women on the Internet
A brief history of online violence against women.
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Amy Poehler’s Radical Niceness
Reading Poehler's new book Yes Please is like hanging out with a friend who believes you can do anything, and wants you to do much better.
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Abortion Isn’t a Necessary Evil. It’s Great
Progressives should admit it: We like abortion.
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Who Killed Adulthood?
Feminism stands wrongly accused.
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Janay Rice and the Problem with Trauma Voyeurism
Women's bodies, and the pain inflicted on them, are still regarded as public property.
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The Congress of Collective Hallucinations
In Ari Folman's new film, fantasy is a slippery slope.
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Taylor Swift Twerks While The World Burns
The singer finally meets a controversy she can't shake off.
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Orange Is the New Black, Season 2 Finale: Vee for Vendetta
After 11 episodes of slow build, all hell finally breaks loose at Litchfield.
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Orange Is the New Black: Season 2, Episodes 10 & 11: Our Most Cherished Larry Fantasy Comes True
Daya is, yep, still pregnant, Vee spins love into evil, and someone finally socks Larry.
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Lessons From a ‘Bad Feminist’
In Roxane Gay's new essay collection, Gay treats her subjects with remarkable patience, subtlety, and most importantly, humanity.
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Orange Is the New Black, Season 2, Episodes 8 and 9: Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang
As Piper's personal life deteriorates, the conflict simmering at Litchfield starts to heat up.
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In ‘Snowpiercer,’ Revolution is Brutal—And Necessary
The sci-fi flick doesn't fall into the trap of romanticizing the struggle.
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