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How Traditional Ideas About The Ideal Father Can Mask Abuse

From R. Kelly to Michael Jackson, men accused of preying on children often use idealized versions of fatherhood to maintain their innocence and hide their abuse.

Imran Siddiquee • 5 months ago

Why Do We Let “Genius” Directors Get Away With Abusive Behavior?

For decades, the celebrated male film directors who “provoke” and abuse actors, supposedly in service of their art, have been given the benefit of the doubt over the women who suffer on their film sets.

Imran Siddiquee • One year ago

Why Are Brown Men So Infatuated With White Women Onscreen?

While projects like The Big Sick, Master of None, and Homecoming King offer welcome depiction of brown Muslim men in love, the characters pursue white women at the expense of women of color.

Imran Siddiquee • 2 years ago

What Will It Take For Dev Patel To Be A Leading Man?

It’s far from a sure thing that Dev Patel’s Oscar nomination — or the fact that the internet is obsessed with his hair — will translate into more of the big roles Hollywood still reserves for a certain kind (and color) of man.

Imran Siddiquee • 2 years ago