Activism

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 »

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 »

Popaganda: Navigating Workplace Patriarchy

“Emotional” is a word used to describe “how women are perceived when they express anger or displeasure at work, while a man who does the same is simply viewed as ‘passionate,’” writes journalist Jessica Bennett in her new book Feminist Fight Club. On this episode, we share ideas... Read more »

Access Denied: the Impact of Child Marriages on Healthcare for Young Girls in India

There’s no denying that easy access to more clinics and healthcare services with well-trained doctors will help adolescents take care of their bodies without conforming to norms set out by men. Read more »

Respect, Rename, Remove! : An Activist Anti-Columbus Day Tour Aims to Decolonize the History Museum

A project called Decolonize This Place led an alternative tour of the American Museum of Natural History.  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 »

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 »

Valuable Resources: The Ableist Fight Over Plastic Straws

Straws are easy to target, but cities and companies still rely on environmentally harmful practices. Read more »

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 »