10 Ideas for Election Self-Care

Breathe in. Breathe out. The election is almost over. Read more »

Backtalk: Black Mirror & Standing Rock Arrests

Amy and Sarah talk about this week in feminist and pop culture. On the docket this week: The surreal brilliance of Black Mirror, a show that forces us to think about the way technology shapes our emotional lives. Then, we talk about the role race places in the treatment of the... Read more »

Standing Up to Protect Water: Standing Rock is Pushing Against A Long History of Environmental Racism

“All we have is support. All we have is unity. All we have are prayers. And that’s strong,” says the chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Read more »

BitchTapes: Fight for your Right

It’s election season, so here’s a mix to remind us all what we’re fighting for. Read more »

“He’s a Bully, a Salesman, Selling Fear and Hate”: Singer Lila Downs Releases an Anti-Trump Anthem

“The Demagogue” is part of a project by Artists for a Trump-free America to create and publish anti-Trump songs.  Read more »

Wonder Woman in the Time of Hillary Clinton

The UN appointed Wonder Woman as an honorary ambassador, sparking a petition that says an American superhero is not a good choice for promoting global empowerment.  Read more »

Personal Anxiety Versus the Police State: Sarah Schulman Talks About Her New Book "Conflict is Not Abuse"

Author and activist Sarah Schulman connects the way we deal with interpersonal problems to the way governments and police forces exercise control. Read more »

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... Read more »


Sister Soldiers: On Black Women, Police Brutality, and the True Meaning of Black Liberation

A new Black liberation movement is in the process of formation, spurred by collective outrage. Read more »

The Unbelievers: New Atheism and the Old Boys' Club

Women are God-fearing and don't challenge institutions. Men, on the other hand, are skeptical and rational, and go out of their way to...

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Trans Women Are Women. Why Do We Have to Keep Saying This?

Caitlin Jenner posing on the cover of Vanity Fair This Sunday, the New York Times ran an op-ed by... Read more »

Will Filming the Police Keep Us Safe?

There’s a cultural idea that having someone looking over our shoulder makes us behave better. From fake security cameras to Elf... Read more »