Activism

10 Ideas for Election Self-Care

Breathe in. Breathe out. The election is almost over. Read more »

Backtalk: Black Mirror & Standing Rock Arrests

Amy and Sarah talk about this week in feminist and pop culture. On the docket this week: The surreal brilliance of Black Mirror, a show that forces us to think about the way technology shapes our emotional lives. Then, we talk about the role race places in the treatment of the... Read more »

Standing Up to Protect Water: Standing Rock is Pushing Against A Long History of Environmental Racism

“All we have is support. All we have is unity. All we have are prayers. And that’s strong,” says the chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Read more »

“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 »

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 »

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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 »

One-Sentence Reviews of the Lesbian Netflix Canon

Lez face it: when you’re a ladygay like myself, cruising the internet for something to watch, you realize very quickly that there are a whole... Read more »

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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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 »