Activism

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 »

Day of Woe: Black Friday Has a Darker Message This Year

Anti-capitalism activism is so much bigger than one day, and Black Friday is hell, no matter which way you slice it, so do what feels best for you. Read more »

Raising the Minimum Wage Would Be the Best Black Friday Deal

Black Friday is a good time to reflect on the need for a bigger minimum wage. Read more »

BitchTapes: Self-Produced QTPOC Musicians

A mixtape of all queer and trans performers of color makin’ DIY music.  Read more »

What Just Happened? : Far-Right Violence Isn’t a Fringe Reaction to Trump’s Dehumanizing Rhetoric—It’s the Whole Point

This isn’t about what just happened. This is about what keeps happening. Read more »

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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 »

One-Sentence Reviews of the Lesbian Netflix Canon

Lez face it: when you’re a ladygay like myself, cruising the internet for something to watch, you realize very quickly that there are a whole... Read more »

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 »