Activism

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 »

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 »

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 »

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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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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 »

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 »

A Conversation About Transgender Representation in Pop Culture

Janet Mock, on her MSNBC web show, is one of a handful of transgender people who has recently gained international visibility. Recently, we... Read more »