Jude Ellison Sady Doyle is an In These Times contributing writer. They are 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 them 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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Orange is the New Black, Season 2, Episodes 6 and 7: A Prison Underground in Crisis
Is Litchfield's infrastructural decline a metaphor for what's to come?
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The Nanny University
Is the academy trigger-warning happy?
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Orange Is the New Black, Season 2, Episode 5: A Song of Vice and Ire
The relationships among races on OITNB are as complex as the politics on Game of Thrones.
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Orange is the New Black, Season 2, Episode 4: Everyone’s Acting Like a Predator
Should we still empathize with the characters of OITNB after this week's disturbing revelations?
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Orange Is the New Black, Season 2, Episode 3: Here There Be Dragons
Suzanne, as we learn in her first flashback episode, has always been stranded alone in the world.
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Orange Is the New Black, Season 2, Episode 2: Taystee’s Own Worst Enemy
Taystee is torn, in some fundamental way, between ambition and self-sabotage.
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Smith’s Pronoun Problem
Students protest the school's admissions policies regarding trans women.
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Memo to ‘Game of Thrones’: Abusers Aren’t Heroes
In its season finale, the show once again asks us to sympathize with a male perpetrator of violence rather than his female victim.
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Orange is The New Black, Season 2, Episode 1: It’s All About Piper
If you are not a fan of cockroaches or Piper, you are out of luck.
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Orange Is the New Black Makes Other TV Look Quaint
The show is the first to take women this seriously.
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Yes, It’s Okay To Have a Metaphorical Rape in a Disney Movie
The problem with Maleficent isn't the dark themes.
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Elliot Rodger Wasn’t Just a Murderer
The California gunman's actions weren't an aberration; they were the product of a misogynistic and racist society.
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Mad Men, Season 7 Episode 7: Goodbye, Bert Cooper, You Otherworldly Elf
Man lands on the moon, Peggy lands a big pitch, and Sterling Cooper moves definitively from past to future.
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Mad Men: Season 7, Episode 6: Peggy and Don, Reunited (And It Feels So Good)
This was the kind of episode Mad Men fans live for.
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Mad Men: Season 7, Episode 5: The Tragedy of the Nipple in a Box
As Ginsberg suffers a breakdown, Betty finally has a breakthrough.
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Tori Amos Returns, Unrepentant
Without Tori Amos, pop music wouldn't be what it is today. Will she finally get the recognition she deserves?
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Relevant to Our Interests?
Longtime essayist Ellen Willis' work is important, whether or not it encapsulates our current state of affairs.
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Mad Men, Season 7, Episode 4: A Grave New World
The men of SC&P freak out over the arrival of a newfangled computer, but miss the real transformation underway.
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Mansplaining, Explained
How Rebecca Solnit articulated a millennia-old phenomenon.
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Mad Men, Season 7, Episode 3: Betty Who?
Whether it's Crocker or Friedan, Betty can't seem to fit the roles society has constructed for her.
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Joss Whedon Proves He Can Create Weak Female Characters
'In Your Eyes' will disappoint Whedon's feminist fans. Along with, most likely, everyone else.
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Mad Men, Season 7, Episode 2: Nasty Bitter Career Gals
Peggy Olsen has been through a lot—but when she bullies the show's most marginalized characters, she deserves to lose our sympathy.
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Is Harmon’s ‘Community’ Really Back in Harmony?
The season that followed creator Dan Harmon's return was more about him than about anything else.
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Mad Men, Season 7, Episode 1: A Pitch in Time
The season premiere explores the grim inevitability of change, and also features Pete Campbell as a Ken Doll.
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Under the Skin’s Weird Feminism
Surprisingly, Scarlett Johansson's alien succubus has a lot to tell us about what it's like to be a woman.
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‘Game of Thrones’ Could Have Been Much Worse
HBO's hit series is making the best of its heavy-handed source material.
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How I Met, Impregnated and Promptly Disregarded Your Mother
The popular CBS sitcom isn't the warmhearted delight viewers make it out to be.
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By Making Fun of Gwyneth, Are We Really Dismantling Privilege?
The reactions to Kim Kardashian and Gwyneth Paltrow show that no matter what, women can't win.
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Veronica Mars and the Case of the Disappearing Feminism
The movie version of Veronica Mars keeps the wit, but not the politics that once made the TV series great.
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In the Social Media Wars, Young Women Aren’t Left Unarmed
Teenage girls on the Internet aren't nearly as fragile as we think they are.
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‘Budapest Hotel’ Is Too ‘Grand’ To Function
Wes Anderson’s latest film takes his signature style to a truly obnoxious level.
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Hannibal’s Feminist Take on Horror
The NBC drama proves that you can stamp out sexism and still produce scares.
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The Perils of Reading While Female
Alienated by sexism in 'Great Books' (cough, Kerouac), some women create a secret canon.
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What Would Lynne Tillman Do? Wouldn’t You Like To Know
Tillman's essay collection displays her profound distrust for the way society's stories betray our lived truths.
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The Real Winners at the Oscars
From Ellen DeGeneres to Lupita Nyong'o, we acknowledge those who excelled at the ceremony itself.
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Downton Abbey, Season 4, Episode 8: Dear Abbey, What’s to Become Of Us?
One writer's advice for Downton's plot-twist-beset heroes and heroines.
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Downton Abbey, Season 4, Episode 7: A Farewell to Charms
Downton ties up this season's loose ends, and the results are pretty offensive.
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What the Media Need To Know About Trans People
After the suicide of 'Dr. V.' trans activists and journalists discuss how to prevent future tragedies.
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Downton Abbey, Season 4, Episode 6: Pig Poop, Right in the Kisser
'Edgy' plotlines about abortion and interracial romance are upstaged by pig feces.
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Stockholm Syndrome: A Love Story
'Labor Day' is not the feel-good romance it clearly sets out to be.
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Downton Abbey, Season 4, Episode 5: A Black Man Enters Downton, Panic Ensues
Race, like rape, is something Downton's writers don't seem equipped to handle.
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Downton Abbey, Season 4, Episode 4: Stuck in Bates’ Feelings-Swamp
In the game of Downton Abbey, nobody wins as long as Bates is around.
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The ‘Feminized Society’ Myth
How the gender perception gap makes a female minority feel like a majority.
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Downton Abbey, Season 4, Episode 3: A Series of Unfortunate Aftermaths
Downton's writers can't stop exploring sexual assault--but do they even know they're doing it?
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Downton Abbey, Season 4, Episode 2: Downton’s Rape Fail
The lightweight show takes on a heavy issue, and not well.
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Downton Abbey, Season 4, Episode 1.5: The 10 Most Boring Characters
Let's drop the pretense. Does anyone really care about Rose?
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Downton Abbey, Season 4, Episode 1, Part 1: A (Silver) Spoon Full of Sugar
Downton Abbey's back, and it's schmaltzier than ever.
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‘Her’ Is Really More About ‘Him’
Spike Jonze's new romantic drama is undoubtedly sexist—but critics haven't seemed to notice.
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