Activism

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 »

Popaganda: Laughing at Tyrants

Donald Trump hates it when you laugh at him. This episode features two conversations about using humor to share ideas and feelings with hostile people. First, we hear from Jex Blackmore of Detroit’s Satanic Temple, which hosts spectacular protests rooted to point out the hypocrisy of... Read more »

Walk This Way: Some Things To Know Before You March This Weekend

This Saturday, women will march in more than 400 cities around the globe—not just in protest of Fuckface Von Clownstick, but in support of a global agenda of equality and change. Read more »

Remarkable Acts: Han Kang's latest novel pays tribute to those killed in the Gwangju Uprising

Throughout the book, Han raises the question of what it is that allows groups of people to commit such remarkable acts—both of violence and of bravery.  Read more »

Freedom of Information: Libraries in the Age of Trump

Libraries are radical, evolving resources that function with the sole purpose of providing free access to information for the masses and creating intellectual equality. Read more »

Reproductive Rights Corner: Hail, Satan!

Members of the Satanic Temple don’t believe in a literal Satan, but instead see Satan as a symbol of personal sovereignty and rebellion in opposition to arbitrary authority. Read more »

Popaganda: Chaos

Chaos. We spend so much energy trying to avoid it. Both in politics and in our personal lives, things rarely go as planned. That doesn’t stop us from trying, from willing and working to make things people and countries fall in line. But often chaos is just what we need. After, there’s a lot of... Read more »

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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 »

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

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

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 »