Activism

No Safe Haven: When Natural Disasters Strike Behind Prison Walls

Freedom of movement should be a human right, and yet even in the face of terrifying hurricanes, tsunamis, or wildfires, evacuation of inmates is a decision left to the mercy of local and federal officials. Read more »

15 Indigenous Feminists to Know, Read, and Listen To

Native American stories and voices have been long ignored by mainstream social culture. Read more »

15 Latina Activists Who Inspire Me

Out of the countless Latinas who have impacted my life and politics, I’ve put together this list of activists who inspire me. Here are 15 women who have dedicated their lives to unwavering advocacy and trailblazing. Read more »

The Untold Story of Women in the Zapatistas

Zapatista women now choose their own partners, they often have two to four children, and there has been a dramatic decrease in domestic violence. Read more »

Apostle of the Cacti: How Minerva Hamilton Hoyt Saved the Desert

Minerva Hamilton Hoyt’s erasure is so predictable because Americans have mythologized the creation of our national parks as an inherently masculine endeavor. Read more »

Missing, Murdered, but Never Forgotten: Violence, Colonialism, and Justice for Indigenous Women

Today, sexual and gendered violence is one of the greatest issues plaguing Indian country.  Read more »

Adventures in Feministory: Fannie Lou Hamer

Fannie Lou Hamer is often overlooked despite her staggering contributions to social change. Read more »

Brave New World: “Resistance and Hope” Offers a New Vision of Disability Activism

These compassionate essays can guide the next stage of resistance—no matter who is in office or what party controls Congress. Read more »

American Pain: Remembering Erica Garner’s Short Life and Everlasting Activism

Erica Garner died on December 30, 2017, at age 27. Read more »

Undecided: The Reliable Romanticizing of Unplanned Parenthood

The temptation to chalk our decisions up to the whims of some larger, intangible force—God, evolution, DNA, nature, life—is a powerful one. Read more »

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Eat, Pray, Spend: Priv-lit and the new, enlightened American dream

Priv-lit and the new, enlightened American dream. Read more »

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 »

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 »

Will Filming the Police Keep Us Safe?

There’s a cultural idea that having someone looking over our shoulder makes us behave better. From fake security cameras to Elf... Read more »