Articles Posted in the " Representation " Category


  • Smashing Tropes: Getting Aging Female Characters Right In Popular Media

    The representation of women in popular media, particularly television and film, has been a widely discussed topic for a while, especially in recent years. We still have a ways to go in terms of the realistic and fleshed-out portrayal of female characters, but the idea that a “mature” woman can be an interesting and full […]


  • Queer Love’s Kiss: LBGTQ Representation In Modern Cartoons

    In the Powerpuff Girls (2016) episode “Once Upon a Townsville”, a surprising milestone was reached for queer representation: Buttercup shared a long, on-the mouth, onscreen kiss with another female character. In a time where depictions of same-gender romance are still heavily censored and discouraged, especially in children’s entertainment, this marks a huge step forward. However, even […]


  • Someone Please Explain “Diversity” to CBS

    When CBS unveiled its fall slate, it didn’t take long to notice a pattern. Of the eight new shows that the network picked up for the 2016-17 season, six of them have a white, male lead. CBS has never really been the network that tries experimental programming – that is, if not that having shows centered around […]


  • Rebecca Sugar Q&A Is a Real Treat for Fans

    Animator, director, and composer Rebecca Sugar conducted a Questions and Answers session at the recent 2016 MoCCA Arts Festival, where she explained a lot about her current projects, as well as how her earlier works led her to her current position. Sugar, who has produced numerous independent comics and worked as a storyboard artist on […]


  • A Year of Queer on ‘Steven Universe’

    On March 12th, 2015, the two-part season one finale of Steven Universe aired. “The Return” and “Jail Break” quickly made waves for a number of reasons. Top of the list was the grand reveal that main character Garnet was in fact a fusion of two Gems, Ruby and Sapphire. The pair loved each other so […]