Activism

Digital Vitriol: White Supremacists Are Capitalizing on Our Reliance on Zoom

This recent wave of digital terrorism is a predictor of what’s to come.

What Does COVID-19 Mean for the Future of Political Organizing?

For organizers and activists, the question looms as how to act best in the midst of the chaos. Read more »

“Crip Camp” Brings Visibility to the History of Disabled Activists

There are no human rights without disability rights, and Camp Jened produced many of the feisty activists that took on this fight. Read more »

Fighting Chances: Patriarchy, Pain, and Protest in India

If a constructed Hindu past is projected onto the future, along with it come caste supremacy and patriarchy. Read more »

The Personal Will Not Save You: What’s Really at Stake When We Partake in Performative Environmentalism

Sometimes the individual things we do, and how we frame them, are actually harmful, whether they worsen a problem or distract from a larger issue. Read more »

Degrees of Harm: Jasmine Banks Wants to Get Dark Money Out of Higher Education

The insidious influence of the Koch brothers is flourishing on college campuses—and under the radar. Read more »

Rebecca Alexander Wants to Make It Easier to Be Fat in Public

It’s profound to live in a body that’s so normal, and yet no one designs for. Read more »

Aria Sa’id Is Fighting for Trans Women of Color in San Francisco

People don’t realize that words and narratives affect transgender women in many ways. Read more »

A Ball of Fire: How Climate Change Is Affecting the Mental Health of Gen Z

The young people doing this work are also fighting against the demonization of their activism. Read more »

The Good Fight: The Invisible Young Women Driving Climate-Change Activism

Younger women are at the forefront of the climate change conversation. Read more »

Intergenerational Trauma: #JewsAgainstICE Are Saying “Never Again” in the Face of Crisis

As a Jew committed to creating a different world, I know that it is our duty to prevent future generations from carrying state-inflicted trauma. Read more »

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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 »

Where My Girls At: Meet Two of Ferguson's Black Queer Activists

Amid national discussions of police brutality and systemic racism, Black women have been the loudest and most consistent voices demanding change. 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 »

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 »