Soraya Chemaly

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Soraya writes about gender, feminism, and culture for The Huffington Post, RHReality Check, and Alternet, and has appeared on NPR's Talk of the Nation and Sirius XM radio. Her work brings academic feminism into mainstream critiques of pop culture through satire and news analysis. She is interested in how systems of oppression are transmitted to children via media and religious cultures. She has a BA in History from Georgetown University, where she founded the feminist undergraduate journal The New Press. Soraya tweets from @schemaly.

Recent blog posts written by Soraya Chemaly

Holiday Film Ratings – Are We Judging Sex or Sexuality?

The Holiday movie season is here! And, true to form, as revealed in USC’s Annenberg School’s most recent study of gender in the 100 top grossing films of 2009, we will blithely consume great movies that consistently marginalize and sexualize girls and women. The male to female ratio in film hasn’t changed since 1946. In […]