Activism

"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 »

Don’t Say I'm "Dramatic": An Almost A-Z List of Words to Avoid When Talking About Women

This article is an excerpt from Jessica Bennett’s new book, Feminist Fight ClubRead more »

You Should Never Have to Apologize for Getting an Abortion

NARAL President Ilyse Hogue talks about fighting shame and fear around abortion in the era of Trump.  Read more »

I Hope My Daughter Can Grow Up in a Country Without the Hyde Amendment

Politicians shouldn’t be able to deny a woman’s decisions about abortion just because she is poor. Read more »

Popaganda: Breaking the Binary

It’s good to get complicated. On this episode, we rethink binary approaches to brain science, sexuality, gender, and disability. Featuring a moving story from stand-up comedian and #GoodMuslimBadMuslim co-host Zahra Noorbakhsh, who talks about her decision to come out as... Read more »

Tuning In : How a New Generation is Schooling Itself on Sexuality

In a society where the quality of sex education in schools is hodgepodge at best and shifts depending on political whims, YouTube is a dynamic, democratic space for discussions of gender and sexuality.   Read more »

Right to Work: Sex Workers in India Organize to Fight Discrimination

In Songachi, one of Asia’s largest red-light districts, sex workers have been fighting for the rights of their community—as well those of sex workers across India—for several years. Read more »

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Sister Soldiers: On Black Women, Police Brutality, and the True Meaning of Black Liberation

Unless you’re looking for their names, you won’t find the stories of all Black women shot and killed by police officers in the past five years in the discourse surrounding police reform. 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 »

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 »