The Right to Pee in Peace: Trans People Speak Out About Bathroom Discrimination and Discomfort

For the 1.4 million trans people in the United States, bathroom access is not an abstract political issue. It’s a daily problem. Read more »

The Political Power of Telling Abortion Stories

It’s always easy to take people’s rights away if you demonize them and take them out of the conversation, says Renee Bracey Sherman. Read more »

Popaganda: How Do We Talk About Abortion?

In recent years, though, there’s been a big shift in the way we talk about abortion. People who’ve had abortions have been able to share their stories widely on social media. Though, of course, they’ve faced a lot of pushback and hatred, real people sharing their stories about abortion is helping... Read more »

Freelancers Rejoice: A Historic NYC Law Helps Freelancers Demand Payment

More people are working as freelancers in the growing gig economy. But they face a big challenge: Getting employers to actually pay in full and on time.  Read more »

The Link Between Oil Pipelines and Sexual Assault

An infographic shows how Native women face high rates of sexual assault, even as their lands are mined for oil. Read more »

These Letters About Sexual Harassment From the 1970s Could Be About Trump Today

A new film project is recording people reading aloud letters sent to Ms. magazine in the 1970s. It’s eerie, but not exactly surprising, how many sound like they could be written today.  Read more »

"I Want to Be Seen": Ericka Hart Is Changing the Image of Breast Cancer

Black women are often left out of the conversation around breast cancer. Through her work and portraits, Ericka Hart is determined to share her story and break down stigma.  Read more »

The Woke Generation : “Muslim Girl” Author Explains How Millennials Are Shaking The Country Up—In a Good Way

Amani Al-Khatahtbeh is a mover and shaker. When she was a senior in high school, Al-Khatahtbeh was fed up with the lack of pop culture centering on Muslim girls like her. So she created her own website from her bedroom in New Jersey to talk about the things she and her friends cared about. Today,... Read more »

Popaganda: Navigating Workplace Patriarchy

“Emotional” is a word used to describe “how women are perceived when they express anger or displeasure at work, while a man who does the same is simply viewed as ‘passionate,’” writes journalist Jessica Bennett in her new book Feminist Fight Club. On this episode, we share ideas for... Read more »

Access Denied: the Impact of Child Marriages on Healthcare for Young Girls in India

There’s no denying that easy access to more clinics and healthcare services with well-trained doctors will help adolescents take care of their bodies without conforming to norms set out by men. Read more »

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No Disrespect: Black women and the burden of respectability

In February 2012, PBS host Tavis Smiley interviewed Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer about their Oscar nominations for their roles as Aibileen and... Read more »

One-Sentence Reviews of the Lesbian Netflix Canon

Lez face it: when you’re a ladygay like myself, cruising the internet for something to watch, you realize very quickly that there are a whole... Read more »

All Hail the Queen?: What do our perceptions of Beyonce's feminism say about us?

Who run the world? If entertainment domination is the litmus test, then all hail Queen Bey. Beyoncé. Read more »

Dear Bear: My Partner Makes No Money. Is That a Problem?

Our advice columnist offers a lesson in anticapitalist self-care. Read more »