Scarlett Harris is an Australian culture critic and author of A Diva Was a Female Version of a Wrestler: An Abbreviated Herstory of World Wrestling Entertainment, out now from Fayetteville Mafia Press. She is the editor of The Women Of… Jenji Kohan, coming in 2022, also from Fayetteville Mafia Press. You can follow her on Twitter, email her at email@example.com, and read her previously published work below.
[Inside Hook] Female Rage Has Taken Over TV This Summer, 27th July.
[Fatherly] Why We Need the Non-Toxic Masculinity of Ted Lasso, 21st July.
[Bitch] In Two New Books, Postpartum Psychosis is a Home Invader, 20th July.
[Siren Sport] WWE’s Women’s Money in the Bank Match Needs to Be Meaningful This Year, 13th July.
[Siren Sport] World Wrestling Entertainment Doesn’t Understand Women’s Friendships, 22nd June.
[Kill Your Darlings] Pop Culture’s Mythical “Dream Job”, 21st June.
[We Are Horror] Scream 3 & the Me Too Movement, 17th June.
[Atta Girl] Younger Series Finale: Liza Should Have Chosen Herself, 13th June.
[Capsule 98] The Women of The Hills Were the Original Influencers, 1st June.
[She Knows] 5 Things The Handmaid’s Tale Needs to Step Up & Fix in Season 4, 26th April.
[Bitch] Younger is Ultimately a Rom-Com About Women, 16th April.
[Your Tango] Zoey’s Playlist & the Problem With Shows About Women That Rely on Cheap Gimmicks, 26th February.
[Capsule 98] An Incomplete Ranking of TV Reboots, From Worst to Best, 5th February.
[Mental Floss] 7 Facts About Los Angeles’ Notorious Cecil Hotel, 3rd February.
[Observer] Praise the TV Shows Where Women’s “Strength” is Also in Their Muscles, 17th December.
[Bitch] Bad (White) Moms Dominate Christmas Movies, 16th December.
[Sustainability Action Network] Why Haven’t We Figured Out Meal Replacements Yet?, 7th December.
[New York Times] Comfort Viewing: 3 Reasons I Love GLOW, 13th November.
[Australian Screen Review] Normalising Abortion on The Letdown, 18th October.
[Mental Floss] 10 Facts About NXIVM and The Vow, HBO’s True Crime Docuseries, 5th October.
[The Guardian] I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: Survivor-Centred True Crime on the Hunt for the Golden State Killer, 11th September.
[Syfy] The Boys Season 2 is a Lesson on Toxic Masculinity, 5th September.
[Capsule 98] Bring It On Doesn’t Hold Up—Until the Clovers Show Up, 21st August.
[Mental Floss] 11 Facts About Coyote Ugly on Its 20th Anniversary, 5th August.
[Mental Floss] 10 Facts About I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, 22nd July.
[Medium] Good Girls Break Bad, 17th July.
[Bitch] Can The Baby-Sitters Club Reboot Hang with Today’s Teen Shows?, 6th July.
[Harper’s Bazaar] Killing Eve‘s Villanelle Has Millennial Burnout, 1st June.
[Medium] Sex & the City 2 & Women’s Greed, 27th May.
[Power Plays] In Wrestling, Women Are Collateral Damage, 8th April.
[Crime Reads] Blurring the Lines Between Criminal Justice & Popular Culture, 6th April.
[Crime Reads] 8 Books About Male Protagonists by Female Authors, 20th March.
[Junkee] We Need To Talk About How Rich Everyone is on The Bold Type, 27th February.
[Mic] Australia’s Bushfires Made Me Go Vegetarian, 1st February.
[FanByte] As The Good Place Wraps Up, What Have We Learned?, 22nd January.
[Pulp] Wrestling with Menstruation, 17th January.
[whimn] 2019 Was the Year the Female Gaze Came to Hollywood, 24th December.
[SBS Voices] Why is it So Hard to Volunteer on Christmas?, 6th December.
[OZY] Women Wrestle to Reshape Sport’s Written Narrative, 17th October.
[ten daily] The Charmed Reboot is Better Than the Original, 11th October.
[FanByte] What is the Law & Order Sound?, 27th September.
[Crime Reads] On the Female Archetypes of True Crime, 19th September.
[Daily Xtra] 9 Reasons Why Blanca from Pose is the Best Character on TV Right Now, 19th August.
[Contingent] What Gear Can Do, 17th August.
[Polygon] In GLOW Season 3, The Ladies Wrestle With a Different Set of Challenges, 13th August.
[Junkee] Orange is the New Black is Over, But The Golden Age of the Anti-Heroine Lives On, 29th July.
[Whimn] The One Big Problem with Younger, 12th June.
[Shondaland] The Women of Claws Are Just Like Us: Tired of Being Underestimated, 6th June.
[Crime Reads] Why Women Are Spearheading the True Crime Renaissance, 5th June.
[FanByte] The Charmed Reboot Reimagines “Evil” Women, 23rd May.
[Garage] Is Wrestling the Purest Iteration of Camp?, 2nd May.
[Polygon] Killing Eve is Slowly Killing Spy Tropes, 15th April.
[Whimn] The Female Mentorship on The Bold Type is the Most Refreshing Thing on TV, 10th April.
[FanByte] No Apologies: A Conversation with Becky Lynch, 3rd April.
[Crime Reads] Why Do We Keep Romanticizing Evil Men?, 3rd April.
[Whimn] 10 Things I Love About 10 Things I Hate About You, 1st April.
[Hello Giggles] Chyna Broke Through Professional Wrestling’s Sexism, But Her Legacy Deserves More, 31st March.
[Playboy] The Next Wave of Sexually Fluid Mermaids, 24th January.
[Junkee] Jane Sloan is the Worst Character on The Bold Type, 10th January.
[Polygon] The Witches of 2018 Summoned an Essential Message, 30th December.
[Whimn] The Big Problem with Penn Badgley’s New Netflix Series, 20th December.
[Film School Rejects] Murphy Brown & The Last Anti-Heroine, 20th December.
[Electric Literature] Goodbye, Dead Girl—Hello, Killer Woman, 4th December.
[New Now Next] Why is World Wrestling Entertainment Hosting An All-Male Event in a Country That Executes Gay People?, 2nd November.
[A Beautiful Perspective] Intergender Wrestling Empowers Women By Pitting Them Against the Men, 1st November.
[Diva Dirt] The Evolution of the Diva, 28th October.
[Digital Spy] Why Total Divas Still Matters After World Wrestling Entertainment’s Women’s Wrestling Evolution, 25th October.
[VRV] The Wild World of Wrestling Weddings, 23rd October.
[Daily Life] Women’s Wrestling Made a Splash in Melbourne, So What’s Next, 20th October.
[Playboy] The Unbearable Straightness of The Bachelor, 18th October.
[Vague Visages] In the Shadow of The Hairy Bird, 15th October.
[ten daily] World Wrestling Entertainment is Relying on Has-Beens to Pack Out the Melbourne Cricket Ground, 4th October.
[GOAT] Australian Wrestling Companies Are Starting to Position Women to be as Important as Men, 28th September.
[Kill Your Darlings] What’s Our Problem With Unlikable Leading Ladies?, 26th September.
[The Independent] World Wrestling Entertainment’s Women Wrestlers Have Been Undervalued for Far Too Long—It’s Time for Them to Strike, 6th September.
[GOAT] Claws is the Most Fun Show You’re Not Watching, And the Most Revolutionary, 6th August.
[SBS Life] Why the Martha Whisper Network is a Fitting End to The Handmaid’s Tale, 13th July.
[Playboy] Artist Spencer Tunick is Fighting for the Right to Get Naked, 9th July.
[Fightful] GLOW Season Two Characters Draw Comparisons to WWE Superstars of Present & Past, 29th June.
[Playboy] GLOW Takes Women’s Wrestling Where the WWE Won’t, 28th June.
[Bitch] GLOW Mirrors the Real-Life Violation of Women Wrestlers, 27th June.
[Playboy] How a Hoodie Became Marvel’s Most Powerful Costume, 25th June.
[Whimn] What ’90s Horror Movies Taught Me About Being a Woman, 21st June.
[Whimn] We Need to Talk About the Outfits in Charmed, 21st June.
[Sports Retriever] NXT’s Weak Women, 15th June.
[Whimn] “I Lived Like Carrie Bradshaw for a Year & Wow, It Wasn’t Cheap,” 4th June.
[HuffPost] We’re All Mirandas Now, 27th May.
[Whimn] The Dark Truth about The Handmaid’s Tale, 2nd May.
[SBS Life] The Red Robes of The Handmaid’s Tale Have Gone Global, 11th April.
[Electric Literature] How One of Wrestling’s Biggest Stars is Reenacting a Sexist 19th-Century Plot Device, 6th April.
[Sports Retriever] World Wrestling Entertainment Needs Women’s Tag Team Championships, 1st April.
[SBS On Demand] How Female-Fronted TV is Shepherding Us Through This Political Nightmare, 28th March.
[Sports Retriever] Wrestling While Mothering, It’s Becoming More Mainstream, 16th March.
[Playboy] Rethinking Ronda Rousey, 23rd February.
[HuffPost] Has #MeToo Reached the Wrestling World?, 9th February.
[SBS Life] What’s It Like to Be a Muslim Women’s Wrestler, 7th February.
[The Daily Beast] It’s Time for World Wrestling Entertainment to Close Its Gender Pay Gap, 27th January.
[Playboy] A Literal Battle of the Sexes: Is Mixed-Gender Wrestling Making a Comeback?, 16th January.
[SBS On Demand] How Barbie Became a Progressive Icon, 15th December.
[SBS Sexuality] Getting to Know Transgender Wrestler Candy Lee, 7th December.
[Racked] In Professional Wrestling, Makeup Doesn’t Just Make You Look Good, 30th November.
[Writers Bloc] Should Writers Subscribe to The Sites They Write For?, 22nd November.
[SBS Life] My “Selfish” Life: What’s the Big Deal About Being a Child-Free Woman?, 27th October.
[Racked] Is World Wrestling Entertainment Finally Recognising the Buying Power of Women & Girls, 11th September.
[SBS Sexuality] Some Queer Storyline Suggestions for World Wrestling Entertainment, 6th September.
[Daily Life] Are the Kardashians Losing Their Skill for Spin?, 5th September.
[SBS On Demand] The Good Fight is the Show We Need Now, 31st July.
[Paste] GLOW Understands Women’s Wrestling Better Than World Wrestling Entertainment, 27th July.
[Paste] Why is World Wrestling Entertainment So Afraid of Intergender Wrestling?, 26th July.
[Paste] Paige & the Redemption & Erasure of Wrestling Trainwrecks, 25th July.
[Paste] Will the Body Diversity of NXT’s Women Make it to the Main Roster?, 24th July.
[Paste] Progressive Heels, Regressive Faces: WWE’s In-Story Politics Are a Mess, 11th July.
[Paste] Four Wrestling Fans React to Netflix’s GLOW, 7th July.
[SBS On Demand] The Handmaid’s Tale is Streaming Right Now: Here’s Why You Should Watch It, 6th July.
[Paste] Ten Years Later: The Chris Benoit Murder-Suicide, 29th June.
[SBS On Demand] How Watching Search Party is Like Looking into a Millennial Mirror, 26th June.
[SBS Life] I Can’t Get a Rental Because I Own a Dog. So Now I’m Homeless, 19th June.
[Writers Bloc] Should I Write a Book?, 6th June.
[SBS Movies] A Get Out-Related Roundtable About Race, 12th May.
[Paste] AJ Lee’s Memoir & Wrestling’s Handling of Mental Illness, 9th May.
[Paste] John Cena’s On-Screen Proposal Does a Disservice to Nikki Bella, 5th April.
[Bitch Flicks] Rory Gilmore is an Entitled Millennial, 20th March.
[Writers Bloc] All About (Certain Kinds of) Women, 9th March.
[Paste] But What If You’re Not a “Hugger”?, 8th March.
[Feminartsy] We Need Diversity in Podcasts, 2nd March.
[SBS Life] Single in Your 30s: Why It’s Okay to Have No Close Friends, 28th February.
[Paste] A Dearth of Women’s Merch for World Wrestling Entertainment Fans, 22nd February.
[Archer Magazine] Porn: On Regulation, Censorship & Education in the Wake of Prop 60, 21st February.
[Paste] World Wrestling Entertainment’s Sexist “Woman VS. Diva” Problem Remains, 3rd February.
[Writers Bloc] Leaving New York, 2nd February.
[Writers Bloc] Writing Guilt, 27th January.
[Paste] World Wrestling Entertainment Needs a Women’s Royal Rumble, 26th January.
[SBS Life] Why I Went to Donald Trump’s Inauguration & Washington D.C.’s Women’s March, 23rd January.
[Intergender World Champs] Shine Theory in WWE, 20th January.
[Paste] Supporting World Wrestling Entertainment May Mean Supporting the Trump Administration, 11th January.
[Paste] Why World Wrestling Entertainment Needs Quotas, 3rd January.
[F is for Feminism] Why You’re More Than Your University Entrance Score, 10th December.
[Bitch Flicks] Why Lorelai Gilmore from Gilmore Girls is a “Cool Girl”, 1st December.
[Archer] The James Deen Allegations: How Porn Sets the Example for Responding to Sexual Assault, 29th November.
[Bitch Flicks] The Rise of Women with Mental Illness in TV Series, 21st November.
[Intergender World Champs] A Woman’s Place Should Be in the White House—And in the Cell, 9th November.
[Daily Life] Why an Australian Woman Felt Compelled to Go Door to Door Campaigning for Hillary Clinton, 7th November.
[Digital Writers’ Festival] Moving Away Part 1: Leaving Australia, 5th November.
[Intergender World Champs] Smack Talker! Daniel Bryan’s Tiresome Vocal Misogyny, 26th October.
[Feminartsy] Am I A Fool to Travel to America?, 19th October.
[SBS On Demand] White Writers Telling Black Stories, 12th October.
[Intergender World Champs] Nia Jax: Not Like Most Girls, 3rd October.
[F is for Feminism] C is for Child-Free by Choice, 29th September.
[Writers Bloc] Ideas: Between a Blog & a Hard Place, 26th September.
[Writers Bloc] Ideas: Hot Take Culture, 5th September.
[SBS Zela] WWE & LGBTQIA Representation, 21st August.
[SBS Zela] The State of Women’s Wrestling, 19th August.
[Feminartsy] Is Celebrity Feminism Helping or Hindering the Movement?, 16th August.
[Daily Life] Why Celebrities Prefer Empowerment to Feminism, 27th July.
[SBS Life] Sometimes It’s Just Easier Being Single, 21st July.
[Feminartsy] Trading in the Beauty Economy, 20th July.
[SBS Zela] Sports Illustrated Deadnaming Caitlyn Jenner Is Not Cool, 1st July.
[Femmezuigiri] Is There a Place for Total Divas in the Women’s Wrestling Renaissance?, 28th June.
[Junkee] This is the Most Devastating & Political Season of Orange is the New Black Yet, 21st June.
[SBS Zela] Why World Wrestling Entertainment Needs a Women’s Money in the Bank Match, 18th June.
[Feminartsy] Practicing Self-Care Through Pop Culture, 8th June.
[Bitch Flicks] Neighbors 2 May Not Be Feminist in Name, But It’s Feminist in Nature, 6th June.
[The Vocal] Beyonce Makes Us Want to Be Better People, 2nd June.
[The Big Smoke] Chyna & the Wrestling of WWE’s Own Demons, 5th May.
[SBS Zela] Can You Be a Feminist & a WWE Wrestling Fan?, 30th April.
[SBS Zela] Joanie “Chyna” Laurer, A Wrestling Pioneer in Life, Finally Gets That Recognition in Death, 27th April.
[The Big Smoke] Women of The People VS. OJ Simpson, 25th April.
[SBS Zela] 10 Women to Watch in Wrestling, 21st April.
[The Big Smoke] Kim Kardashian: Our Modern-Day Monroe, 14th April.
[SBS Zela] How World Wrestling Entertainment Finally Embraced the Women’s Wrestling Revolution, 14th April.
[SBS Zela] A Diva is No Longer the Women’s Version of a Wrestler, 6th April.
[Harlot] Whorephobia & Misogyny in Wrestling: Still Real to Me, Dammit, 25th March.
[Daily Life] Why Feminist Meet-Cutes Are the Best Thing About Twitter, 23rd March.
[The Vocal] The Internet Can Be the Best Place to Find Your Tribe, 17th March.
[Feminartsy] Who Controls the Meaning of Barbie?, 7th March.
[Bitch Flicks] Attachment Mothering in Room, 29th February.
[Harlot] Does the Legends Football League Have a Place in the Women’s Sport Revolution?, 27th February.
[The Vocal] The Kardashians Are Better Than You, 26th February.
[Bitch Flicks] Suffragette: The More Things Change the More They Stay the Same, 18th January.
[Cageside Seats] In Defence of WWE’s Injured List, 8th January.
[The Spectacle of Excess] Why Jem & the Holograms Flopped & What WWE Can Learn From It, 8th January.
[Bitch Flicks] Jessica Jones: A Discomforting Yet Real Portrayal of Abuse, 6th January.
[Junkee] On Taylor Swift, Mean Girls, Feminism & the Bittersweet Year of #SquadGoals, 29th December.
[Bitch Flicks] Meredith Grey’s Woman Problem, 4th December.
[Junkee] How Caitlyn Jenner, The Kardashians & Total Divas Are Making Reality TV Relevant Again, 13th November.
[Work of Wrestling] In Praise of Armchair Criticism, Podcast Episode 44, 26th October.
[Cageside Seats] Rise Above Pink, 16th October.
[Cageside Seats] WWE Superstars Who’ll Do Better On the Indies, 16th September.
[Spook Magazine] California Love: Straight Outta Compton, Tupac Shakur & Misogynoir, 11th September.
[Junkee] Rachel Hills on Asexuality, The Sex Myth & Why Female Masturbation is Still a Taboo, 31st July.
[Spook Magazine] I Am Cait Might Just Change How We See Reality TV, 29th July.
[Spook Magazine] Australian TV & the Lack of Racial Diversity, 12th June.
[Bitch Flicks] Is Kris Jenner a Bad Mother?, 29th May.
[Bitch Flicks] Bad Mothers Are the Law of Shondaland, 28th May.
[Writer’s Bloc] Writing About Taylor Swift Ruined My Friendship!, 26th May.
[Bitch Flicks] Crossroads Was a Dry Run for Grey’s Anatomy, 12th April.
[Junkee] Forget the “Angry Black Woman” Problem; Does Shonda Rhimes Have a Mistress Problem?, 12th March.
[TheVine] How to Make Sure Your Health & Beauty Products Are Cruelty Free, 9th March.
[Bitch Flicks] Cristina Yang as Feminist, 27th February.
[TheVine] Why Do We Insist On Calling Women Girls?, 24th February.
[Writers Bloc] Wrestling with Obsession, 9th February.
[Bitch Flicks] Body Image on Total Divas, 5th February.
[Bitch Flicks] The Choice to Be a Total Diva, 15th January.
[TheVine] When Your Heroes Let You Down Is It Time to Wave Goodbye?, 8th January.
[Bitch Flicks] Lena Dunham, Slenderman & the Terror of GIRLS, 12th December.
[Junkee] The Musical Wicked is As Much About Feminism As it is About Witches, 4th November.
[Bitch Flicks] She’s Possessed, Baby, Possessed!, 29th October.
[TheVine] Despite the Name, It’s All About the Women on Masters of Sex, 17th October.
[Filmme Fatales] Debauched Disney, Issue #4.
[Bitch Flicks] I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Feminism!, 12th August.
[Bitch Flicks] Physical & Mental Health on Orange is the New Black, 5th August.
[Bitch Flicks] Leaning In to Grey’s Anatomy, 15th July.
[Bitch Flicks] Enjoyment Isn’t an Item on The To Do List, 26th May.
[Bitch Flicks] Rape, Lies & Gossip on Gossip Girl, 25th April.
[Junkee] Was Oprah’s Reality Series Bad for Lindsay Lohan’s Career?, 23rd April.
[Junkee] Hannah Horvath and Dan Humphrey Are Basically The Same Person”, 20th March.
[Bitch Flicks] For a Good Time, Call… A Modern Rom Com About Friendship, 27th January.
[Birdee] Gossip Girl Makes Me Feel Bad About Myself, 23rd October.
[Filmme Fatales] Good Time Girls, Issue #3.
[TheatrePress] Review: Domestic Warfare at Melbourne Fringe, 28th September.
[TheatrePress] Review: MUST Presents Columbine, 1st September.
[TheatrePress] Review: Patricia Cornelius’ Savages, 19th August.
[TheatrePress] Review: A Very Gaga Variety Fundraising Night, 18th July.
[TheVine] Can a Feminist Love Pro Wrestling?, 14th May.
[TheVine] Wonder Why They Call U Bitch, 5th September.
[TheVine] The Rise of the Hunk, 9th August.
[TheVine] All Dogs Go To Seven, 9th July.
[MamaMia] The Perfect Vagina: Is There Such a Thing?, 3rd May.