Activism

Intergenerational Resistance: "This isn't any worse, it's just your turn."

“I’m 75,” my grandmother shrugged, calm and utterly unfazed. “I’ve seen worse. The thing to remember is this: if you believe in what you have to say, then you must find a way to say it. This isn’t any worse, it’s just your turn.”   Read more »

Six Ways to Take Action This Week

We’re going to have to get creative, and we’re going to have to be loud. Read more »

Body Politic: Marginalization at the Women's March and Beyond

Here’s the thing about unity, though: it cannot be demanded. It must be constructed with care. Read more »

Backtalk: Trump's Toxic First Days & Women's March

Dahlia and Amy try not to lose their minds talking about the first days of the new alternative-facts presidency. Dahlia shares her experience at the poorly-attended inauguration and how the Women’s March in DC was a hopeful act. Then they talk about some of the destructive policies that... Read more »

Beyond Walking and Talking: A post-march postmortem with Portland Women's March organizer Margaret Jacobsen

“We gathered, and that’s great, that’s really wonderful. But now what are we gonna do? What do we do next time?” Read more »

Follow Women of Color: Lessons from the Women's March on Washington

The rally before the march was packed with incredible speakers—Cecile Richards, Michael Moore, Van Jones, Gloria Steinem—but it was women of color, again and again, who brought the house down with their music and songs, with their words, and with their hearts. Read more »

Dispatches from Outside the Women's March

The Women’s March is not only a bold chapter in the continuing narrative of U.S. feminisms, it also accurately documented the problems still unresolved in feminist movements; namely white supremacy, bio essentialism, and ableism. Read more »

What Just Happened?: The Women's Marches

While reports of record-breaking attendance will definitely get under our new President’s thin skin, what happens next goes well beyond letting Trump know how we feel about him. Read more »

Invisibilized Resistance: Our 2017 Writing Fellow in Global Feminism Introduces Herself

Popular feminism universalizes the experiences of white women, and assumes that feminism needs to spread in only one direction—from the west to the rest. 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »