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 »

Transgender Americans Organize to Update IDs Before January

In just days, TransLawHelp.Org springs up to offer legal resources for transgender people. Read more »

White Women, You Need to Talk About Racism

For too long, the emotional labor that comes with talking about race has been put on people of color. Read more »

Popaganda: Raising Feminist Kids

This episode features guidance on talking to kids about all kinds of complicated issues. Writer and photographer Margaret Jacobsen explains how she speaks frankly with her kids about pretty much everything, including her open... Read more »

As Trump Takes Office, We Will Keep Fighting

I’m afraid. I’m anxious. But we can’t back down now. We need to buckle down, stand united, and give 100 percent. Read more »

Today I Am Mourning for Our Country

It feels like flags should be flying at half-staff. Read more »

Donald Trump Is a White People Problem

It’s votes from white people that carried him into office. We can’t ignore that fact.  Read more »

To Call Trump an “Outsider” Is to Dodge the Real Point

He is a raging white supremacist. That’s not outside American politics, it’s right at the heart of the status quo. Read more »

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The Unbelievers: New Atheism and the Old Boys' Club

Women are God-fearing and don't challenge institutions. Men, on the other hand, are skeptical and rational, and go out of their way to...

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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 »

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 »

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 »