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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Making the ‘Report Abuse’ Option Meaningful
Jane Austen, the British 10-pound note and a Twitter sh*tstorm.
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Who Are You Calling Sexist?
This week on The Newsroom, Aaron Sorkin helpfully shows us what a real sexist looks like.
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Orange Is the New Black, Episode 2: The Dangers of Red-Baiting
We meet the prison chef, and a power struggle ensues.
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Extremely Loud and Incredibly Clueless
The Newsroom recap: The 'mission to civilize' makes a comeback. Cover your ears.
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Helen Thomas: First and Foremost
The White House reporter smashed the glass ceiling for women and set the bar for tenacity.
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Orange Is the New Black, Episode 1: The New McNulty
Orange is the New Black's main character is its weakest link—but you should watch it anyway.
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Deus ex YouTube
The Newsroom recap: Aaron Sorkin introduces us to The Internet.
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Who’s Afraid of Valerie Jarrett?
Criticisms of Jarrett reveal gender and racial anxieties--and a rift in Democratic Party.
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Taking Back the Open Mic Night
Prominent comedians are coming out against rape jokes after a long culture war.
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Ecce Homo Sorkinia
The Newsroom is back, and it's as condescending (and, yes, sexist) as ever.
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Ohio’s Surprise War on Women
In what could become a blueprint for the Right, the state rushed through harsh restrictions on abortion rights.
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The Pixies Enter the Realm of the Man-Child
The alt-rock pioneers flirt with misogyny and racism in 'Bagboy,' and almost no one has a problem with that.
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The Violently Killed Femmes
From Hemlock Grove to Hannibal, TV just can't get enough of dead teenage girls.
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Bring on the Trash
Baz Luhrmann's Great Gatsby gets the tackiness right, but the flappers wrong.
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Will the Real Betty Draper Please Stand Up?
In Mad Men's new season, we need the slap-in-the-face Betty back.
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Zen and the Art of Corporate Overthrow
HBO's 'Enlightened' was the best send-up of capitalism on TV.
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Bigelow and the Boys Club
The Zero Dark Thirty director isn't Miss Congeniality.
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The Guts and the Gory
The Quentin Tarantino paradox.
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Twilight of the Twi-Hards
The triumph of Team Katniss.
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Swiftian Logic
The narcissistic non-feminism of pop 'princess' Taylor Swift.
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Karen Lewis Drops Knowledge
The Chicago Teachers Union president has the formula for change.
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Mothering Hypes
Jessica Valenti's new book debunks myths maternal.
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The $3.5 Million Dollar Woman
The scandal isn't really Lena Dunham. It's all the potential Lena Dunhams who get nowhere.
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Welcome to Planet A-Hole
In case being a 7th-grade girl wasn't traumatic enough, now there's a '12-year-old sluts' Facebook page.
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The Mindy Project
Kaling's new show poses our last, best hope that the lady-comedy revolution will actually be revolutionary.
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This Machine Kills Fascists, Doesn’t Pay Musicians
Folk artist Amanda Palmer raised more than $1 million on Kickstarter, then tried to get musicians to 'volunteer' at her shows. This is a problem.
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Why the Uproar Over Naomi Wolf’s Vagina?
We need to stop castigating "bad" feminists for everything they do--even when they write silly books
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In Praise of Being Daring (And Wrong)
Shulamith Firestone wrote at a time when feminists would risk the absurd for brilliant insights
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Enough With the Rape Gaffes
Bizarre rape remarks by prominent Republicans are distracting from the fundamental reasons to defend abortion
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How Helen Gurley Brown Sold (Out) Sex
The Cosmo mogul's legacy wasn't feminism; it was turning romance into a sales transaction.
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Our Fascination with Female Train Wrecks
Judy Garland, Lindsay Lohan, Cat Marnell: Why we can't stop watching women self-destruct
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Vulnerability: The New Girl Power
It’s tempting to view the female confessional as apolitical. In fact, it's a new form of feminism.
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Gabby Douglas’s Grace Under Fire
Douglas’s hair became this competition’s most popular topic of tongue-wagging. But the 16-year-old never lost focus.
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Getting Real About Manic Pixies
"Ruby Sparks" and "Louie" examine the real women beneath the fantasy
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The Power and the Story
Violence is integral to far too many narratives of masculinity
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The “Special Interests” of Rape Victims
Yes, Nikki Haley, sexual assault and domestic violence are public health concerns.
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84,000 Davids vs. Goliath
The media loves an individual underdog story, but successful activism always brings a crowd.
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Nora Ephron Finally Gets the Credit She’s Always Deserved
We should've listened to our mothers.
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Archivists as Activists
Curating social movements.
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Shiny Objects Are People, Too
Why the Romney campaign's distinction between "economic" and "social" issues is false.
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Remain Calm About “Hysteria”
Silly and uneven, the new film touches on just how crazy our thinking is about women.
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Attachment Parenting: Beyond the Backlash
Once again, women are accused of killing feminism.
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A Superhero for the Ladies
The Avengers is wildly successful in part because it acknowledges women have brains—and are watching.
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Blogging Sisterhood
How feminist blogs saved my life.
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The Poverty of Domestic Violence
More women are turning to shelters, and the jobs crisis is part of the problem.
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Mad Men’s Maddening Decline
Season 5 gives fans what they crave. But the lack of subtlety is ruining the show.
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Barbie’s Plastic Politics
Mattel's vacuous icon is the perfect presidential candidate: she stands for nothing.
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Katniss: Heroine of the Great Recession
The Hunger Games is about overcoming poverty in a starkly unequal world. Sound familiar?
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