Activism

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 »

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 »

Pink Flag: What Message Do “Pussy Hats” Really Send?

Gender essentialism, a belief used to oppress throughout most of human civilization, can’t suddenly be used to support intersectionality. 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 »

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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 »

House Proud : The troubling rise of stay-at-home daughters

“Daughters aren’t to be independent. They’re not to act outside the scope 
of their father. As long as they’re under the...

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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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Dear Bear: My Partner Makes No Money. Is That a Problem?

Our advice columnist offers a lesson in anticapitalist self-care. Read more »