Activism

Undecided: The Reliable Romanticizing of Unplanned Parenthood

The temptation to chalk our decisions up to the whims of some larger, intangible force—God, evolution, DNA, nature, life—is a powerful one. Read more »

Day of Woe: Black Friday Has a Darker Message This Year

Anti-capitalism activism is so much bigger than one day, and Black Friday is hell, no matter which way you slice it, so do what feels best for you. Read more »

Raising the Minimum Wage Would Be the Best Black Friday Deal

Black Friday is a good time to reflect on the need for a bigger minimum wage. Read more »

BitchTapes: Self-Produced QTPOC Musicians

A mixtape of all queer and trans performers of color makin’ DIY music.  Read more »

What Just Happened? : Far-Right Violence Isn’t a Fringe Reaction to Trump’s Dehumanizing Rhetoric—It’s the Whole Point

This isn’t about what just happened. This is about what keeps happening. Read more »

How to Support Trans, Intersex, and Nonbinary Folks in This Nightmarish Hellscape

Any action taken is better than standing idly by. Read more »

10 Trans Advocacy Organizations to Support

Is donating money enough? No. Read more »

The Defenders: Colombian Women are Putting Their Lives on the Line for the Earth

Latin America was by far the most dangerous region in the world for environmental advocates, and Colombia has consistently been one of the most dangerous. Read more »

BitchTapes: Fight for your Rights

A mix for election season and beyond. Read more »

What Just Happened?: Christine Blasey Ford Is a Goddamn American Hero

Are we all okay? Is everybody hydrated and reminding each other to unclench our teeth, lower our shoulders, and keep our pets close? Read more »

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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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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 »

Politically Correct Language Isn't Just About Being Polite—It's About Survival

Photo by Phillipe Leroyer (Creative Commons). Two weeks ago, Jonathan Chait published the lengthy essay “Not a Very P.C.... 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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