“He’s a Bully, a Salesman, Selling Fear and Hate”: Singer Lila Downs Releases an Anti-Trump Anthem

“The Demagogue” is part of a project by Artists for a Trump-free America to create and publish anti-Trump songs.  Read more »

Wonder Woman in the Time of Hillary Clinton

The UN appointed Wonder Woman as an honorary ambassador, sparking a petition that says an American superhero is not a good choice for promoting global empowerment.  Read more »

Personal Anxiety Versus the Police State: Sarah Schulman Talks About Her New Book "Conflict is Not Abuse"

Author and activist Sarah Schulman connects the way we deal with interpersonal problems to the way governments and police forces exercise control. Read more »

The Right to Pee in Peace: Trans People Speak Out About Bathroom Discrimination and Discomfort

For the 1.4 million trans people in the United States, bathroom access is not an abstract political issue. It’s a daily problem. Read more »

The Political Power of Telling Abortion Stories

It’s always easy to take people’s rights away if you demonize them and take them out of the conversation, says Renee Bracey Sherman. Read more »

Freelancers Rejoice: A Historic NYC Law Helps Freelancers Demand Payment

More people are working as freelancers in the growing gig economy. But they face a big challenge: Getting employers to actually pay in full and on time.  Read more »

The Link Between Oil Pipelines and Sexual Assault

An infographic shows how Native women face high rates of sexual assault, even as their lands are mined for oil. Read more »

These Letters About Sexual Harassment From the 1970s Could Be About Trump Today

A new film project is recording people reading aloud letters sent to Ms. magazine in the 1970s. It’s eerie, but not exactly surprising, how many sound like they could be written today.  Read more »

"I Want to Be Seen": Ericka Hart Is Changing the Image of Breast Cancer

Black women are often left out of the conversation around breast cancer. Through her work and portraits, Ericka Hart is determined to share her story and break down stigma.  Read more »

The Woke Generation : “Muslim Girl” Author Explains How Millennials Are Shaking The Country Up—In a Good Way

Amani Al-Khatahtbeh is a mover and shaker. When she was a senior in high school, Al-Khatahtbeh was fed up with the lack of pop culture centering on Muslim girls like her. So she created her own website from her bedroom in New Jersey to talk about the things she and her friends cared about. Today,... Read more »

Pages

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...

Read more »

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...

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 »

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 »