Activism

Black Feminist Joy: A Photo Essay

In a world marked by deeply racist narratives that prescribe Black bodies and bodies of color as visible and legible only through the lenses of oppression, violence, and death, joy becomes an act of vital resistance. Read more »

Punks Against the Patriarchy: Hardcore Fans Organize to Stop Misogyny in the Music Scene

New groups are popping up to help make more inclusive punk spaces.  Read more »

Trump is Assembling an Anti-LGBTQ Cabinet of Horrors

The homophobia and transphobia of his chosen top advisors needs to be seen—and stopped.  Read more »

Good White People Can Be Racist, Too

A lesson from Trump’s election: progress isn’t a straight line. White supremacy thrives not only on anger, but apathy.  Read more »

At Standing Rock, Youth Activists Fight to Defend the Next Generation

26-year-old Eryn Wise talks about why she remains at Standing Rock, despite police crackdowns and freezing temperatures.  Read more »

We Are Still Here, We Persevere: A Dispatch from Standing Rock

To everyone talking about what state violence will look like under a Trump administration: This is state violence under Obama. Read more »

10 Ways To Resist Donald Trump: Activists Share Concrete Actions You Can Take Right Now

Don’t despair. There are ways to use your power and your voice.  Read more »

Backtalk: There's No Easy Way Out

We get rageful even hearing Donald Trump’s voice on the damn radio. On this episode, Amy and Sarah break the regular Backtalk format to vent some grief and anger over the election, talk about the role of white supremacy in the vote, and discuss the tough work ahead. Read more »

Poetry as Protest: The Anthology "Veils, Halos & Shackles" Responds to Violence

With more than 250 poems, the anthology spans around 500 pages, and contributors hail from nations and cultures across the world, all speaking the same language of oppression and subjugation, of the senseless violence power can inflict. Read more »

“We are From Compton and It’s in Our Hearts.”: Venus & Serena Williams Create a Community Center to Help Victims of Gun Violence

The center is in honor of their older sister, who was shot in Compton in 2003.  Read more »

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Douchebag Decree: Anti-Choice Hidden Camera Edition

Tool-in-pimp's-clothing James O'Keefe's laughable costume and douchebag seduction methods have mostly discredited his conservative... 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 »

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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Trans Women Are Women. Why Do We Have to Keep Saying This?

Caitlin Jenner posing on the cover of Vanity Fair This Sunday, the New York Times ran an op-ed by... Read more »