Popaganda: Redefining Dating

How many more trend pieces can you stomach on the theme of “Millennials Killed Traditional Dating”? There’s this idea in our culture that this generation has fundamentally changed dating—for the worse. That we’re getting away from “traditional” dating and into some terrible uncharted... Read more »

Better, Fitter, Feminist: Can the Optimized Body be Intersectional Too?

Can intersectional feminism’s task of honoring differences be supported by the medical and biological need for norms? Read more »

Backtalk: White Supremacy Kills & DAPL Update

This week, Dahlia and Amy talk about the horrific attack in Portland by a known white supremacist that left two dead and one injured. They look at the racist history of Portland and Oregon, to see how the “whitest city in America” has a lot of work to do that stands in opposition of it being a... Read more »

Popaganda: Radical Science

Behold! Using the power of science to interrogate societal assumptions around race and gender! We talk with theoretical astrophysicist Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein about her article “The Physics of Melanin” and how scientific research is always shaped by our human backgrounds. Then, we talk with... Read more »

Backtalk: Accountability of PWR BTTM & Murder of Jordan Edwards

This week, Dahlia and Amy talk about what accountability looks like for two recent stories: the sexual assualt allegations against the queer punk band PWR BTTM and the murder of teenager Jordan Edwards at the hands of a police officer. They dig into what it looks like to be held responsible... Read more »

Q&A with Filmmaker Joey Ally: On Joy Joy Nails, Intersectional Filmmaking, and Human Rights

Sundance Alumna and Director/Writer, Joey Ally’s newest short film Joy Joy Nails was an official selection of the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival. The film highlights the untold truth of abysmal pay, racism, and sometimes violence that women endure in the roughly 2,000 nail salons... Read more »

Popaganda: Money Feelings

Feminist artists, activists, and entrepreneurs discuss their personal relationships to money on this episode. The show starts off with social justice educator and artist Roan Boucher, who cofounded the online journal Enough and now works for the worker co-op AORTA. Then, Refinery29... Read more »

What Just Happened?: 100 Days of Trump

The past 100 days have been hard. Here is a list of 100 things that were not as visible in these 100 days as they should have been, that deserve your attention, or that we just want to remember and re-celebrate: Read more »

Don’t Touch My Crown: The Failure of Decapitation and the Power of Black Women’s Resistance

In 2017, Afro-Colombian human rights activist Emilsen Manyoma was decapitated. Did you hear about it? Read more »

Some Of Us Are Brave: A Roundtable on Feminist Icons and Responsibility

What to do about Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Lena Dunham, and, even Beysus—all of whom have made contributions to feminism, but have also said and done things contrary to feminist values? We assembled a diverse group of feminists to talk it out. Read more »

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

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

Politically Correct Language Isn't Just About Being Polite—It's About Survival

Photo by Phillipe Leroyer (Creative Commons). Two weeks ago, Jonathan Chait published the lengthy essay “Not a Very P.C.... Read more »

A Conversation About Transgender Representation in Pop Culture

Janet Mock, on her MSNBC web show, is one of a handful of transgender people who has recently gained international visibility. Recently, we... Read more »

Mad Science: Deconstructing Bunk Reporting in 5 Easy Steps

British scientists have uncovered the truth behind one of modern culture's greatest mysteries: why little girls play with pink toys. Is it...

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