Activism

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

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

Why Is Activism Reserved for White Moms?

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

No New Normal: Who Will We Be After This Nightmare Is Over?

If we want to survive, we’re going to have to save ourselves. Read more »

30 Years after the ADA, It’s Time to Imagine a More Accessible Future

America’s treatment of its disabled citizens is still deeply flawed. Read more »

LGBTQ Rights Organizations Fighting for More Than Marriage Equality

These organizations are centering the need to end the violence and persecution of LGBTQ people. Read more »

Free Radicals: Abolition’s Roots in Healing Are a Key to Its Future

Abolition is, at its core, about creating new worlds. Read more »

Political Possibilities: Black Feminism Offers a Path to Abolition

Black feminists and abolitionists teach us to demand more, even in a moment when it seems like we’re already fighting for so much. Read more »

A Fresh Framework: The Feminism of the Abolition Movement

The police are not a feminist institution—they’re both the footsoldiers and the benefactors of racism, sexism, misogynoir, colonialism, and violence. Read more »

Changing Tides: Black Feminists Are Mobilizing for Trans Women

The fight for racial justice can only be enriched by feminist strategies developed with an eye toward trans inclusion and empowerment. Read more »

No Crime, No Punishment: #8toAbolition Imagines a Future without Police and Prisons

Societal definitions of the violent and criminal are designed to absolve the violence and criminality inherent to our white-supremacist capitalist system. Read more »

(Un)safe Refuge: The Built-In Ableism in Queer Spaces

There’s still a huge chunk of the population who have trouble accessing Pride events and LGBTQ safe spaces: disabled queer people. 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 »

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 »

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 »