Editor’s Note: Risk

Three years ago, a group of women decided that starting a feminist film journal was a risk they wanted to take. They were willing to put their names behind something that would call out sexism, critique the industry they worked in, and do it all on the internet, a place that’s never been friendly to […]

The Advantageous, Neoliberal Dream of The Self-Sacrificing Mother

“We do what is best for our children.” Maternal sacrifice is typically portrayed as an individual act, somewhere in between triumphant (The Blind Side) and tragic (Sophie’s Choice), and nearly always painful. These sacrifices, however, are rarely considered in relation to the vague backdrop of the outside world. (Think of the recent Room, where a […]