Activism

New Music Monday: Chhoti Maa

She’s a powerful hip-hop artist with bruja swag.  Read more »

Life-Affirming Narratives: Author Randa Jarrar Talks Arab-American Identity and Survival

“Him, Me, and Muhammad Ali” is the new book from the author whose books center on sexuality, language, and class. Read more »

Backtalk: Kaepernick’s Protest & Freelance Writer Problems

Amy and Sarah talk about big feelings on activist athletes. They dig into the media coverage of Colin Kaepernick’s decision to sit during the national anthem and highlight what it means that soccer star Megan Rapinoe took a knee in solidarity with him. Then, they discuss the gender... Read more »

Water Is Life: Native Groups Push Back Against Environmental Racism

The Standing Sioux’s pipeline protest is part of a long history of indigenous-led environmental protests.  Read more »

Set Phasers to Inclusion: Disabled Trekkies Talk Star Trek

Star Trek is perfectly ripe for social justice and disability representation. Read more »

Popaganda: Body-Positive Exercise

Why does the thought of going to the gym inspire such anxiety? Because exercise—literally moving our bodies—is so wrapped up in fatphobia, ableism, sexism, and other nasty stuff. On this episode, we try to extricate exercise from all the body-shaming stuff that’s usually tied to it.... Read more »

An Office Training Video for White Fragility

A satirical video hits the nail on the head. Read more »

The Radical Idea of Providing Doulas for Abortions

The Doula Project supports people who make the choice to end a pregnancy. Read more »

English-Only Ballots Disenfranchise Millions of Voters. Now, There's a New Tool for Translation.

VoterVox links up non-English-speaking voters with volunteer translators.  Read more »

Talking With Ezra Furman, Champion of Sincere Body-Positive Dance Jams

The gender-fluid musician thinks deeply about feelings, feminism, and saxophone riffs.  Read more »

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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 »

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 »

Douchebag Decree: Anti-Choice Hidden Camera Edition

Tool-in-pimp's-clothing James O'Keefe's laughable costume and douchebag seduction methods have mostly discredited his conservative... 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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