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The Pool: The dangerous hollowness of Netflix’s eating-disorder drama, To The Bone

To The Bone dodges the real issues about eating disorders.

New Statesman: Why is the Handmaid’s Tale claimed as feminist, when it’s deeply ambivalent about the movement?

The scapegoating of the anti-porn movement, Offred’s longing for hand cream - these feel like digs at second-wave feminists.

New Statesman: How feminist was Disney’s original Beauty and the Beast?

A critique with hindsight.

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