Activism

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.

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 »

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 »

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

Unless you’re looking for their names, you won’t find the stories of all Black women shot and killed by police officers in the past five years in the discourse surrounding police reform. 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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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 »

Douchebag Decree: Anti-Choice Hidden Camera Edition

Tool-in-pimp's-clothing James O'Keefe's laughable costume and douchebag seduction methods have mostly discredited his conservative... Read more »