Activism

8 Ways to Reclaim Mother’s Day

The founder of Mother’s Day was a righteous, anti-capitalist activist.  Read more »

If Mama’s Free: Abolitionist Blues for Liberation

Black mamas are sitting in prison awaiting trial for being too free. Read more »

No More Pencils, No More Books: What’s Next after the Year of the Teachers’ Strike?

2019, while still young, has shown that it’s in the running to be yet another extraordinarily important one for America’s unions, with teachers still at the forefront. Read more »

Prison Rape Is Not a Punch Line

How often have you heard someone chuckle about “dropping the soap”?  Read more »

Let Monarchy Reign: “We Are the Radical Monarchs” Shows How High Girls of Color Can Soar

“I began to imagine what a radical young girl’s social justice troop looked like; a group that centered and affirmed her experiences as a beautiful and brilliant Brown girl against so many societal pressures to conform to mainstream ideals of girlhood.” Read more »

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 »

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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 »

Dear Bear: My Partner Makes No Money. Is That a Problem?

Our advice columnist offers a lesson in anticapitalist self-care. 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 »

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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