Activism

Tell It Like It Is: Fannie Lou Hamer Sounded the Alarm on Forced Sterilization

Hamer was the first civil rights activist during the 1960s to openly address forced sterilization.

Soul Survivor: Tarana Burke's "Unbound" Brings #MeToo Back to Its Roots

Burke continues a tradition of Black feminist thought that centers Black girls and women. Read more »

The #SayHerName Movement Doesn’t Include Ashli Babbitt

To be clear, #SayHerName isn’t just a hashtag; it’s a movement.  Read more »

Defund the Police Is a Demand—and We Should Heed It

Instead of backing off, this is the time to barrel forward with our demands. Read more »

Love No Limit: We Should Think about Prison Abolition as a Love Story

We’re not only working to abolish the prison-industrial complex. We’re also working to build communities of care. Read more »

Uncaging Humanity: Rethinking Accountability in the Age of Abolition

The closer of a community you build, the more you know your neighbors, and the more you understand them as real people with real conflict. Read more »

Flipping the Focus: The Reclaimers Are Fighting the Vacant Housing Crisis

Who is being displaced from cities in order to make room for the wealthy? Read more »

Just Because the Election Is Over Doesn’t Mean the Work Is

If you’re not sure where to start, we’ve got some concrete tips for getting and remaining involved. Read more »

Less Flawed Union: The Unsung Heroes of the Suffrage and Civil Rights Movements

Despite playing a pivotal role in the original suffrage movement, women of color reaped none of the reward. Read more »

Trump’s Pardon of Susan B. Anthony Shows His Allegiance to White Supremacy

Trump calls back to a long history of white supremacist women. Read more »

Why Is Activism Reserved for White Moms?

Black mothers have long been doing the work. Read more »

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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 »

Valuable Resources: The Ableist Fight Over Plastic Straws

Straws are easy to target, but cities and companies still rely on environmentally harmful practices. Read more »

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 »

House Proud : The troubling rise of stay-at-home daughters

“Daughters aren’t to be independent. They’re not to act outside the scope 
of their father. As long as they’re under the...

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