Activism

Douchebag Decree: Ben Roethlisberger, our second Douchebag Decree All-Star

Ben Roethlisberger is our second Douchebag Decree All-Star! (Applause.) Read more »

All of the Work, None of the Credit: Don’t Drop the Ball on the WNBA’s Activism

Women athletes are at the forefront of political activism. Read more »

Backtalk: Jemele Is Not Wrong & the Emmys

This week, Dahlia and Amy talk about the very factual statement: Donald Trump is a white supremacist, as tweeted by sports journalist and truth-teller Jemele Hill, and the highs and lows of this year’s Emmys. Last week, Trump supporters were in an uproar over Hill’s tweets calling Trump... Read more »

Blood on the Tracks: Buffy Sainte-Marie On the Power of Native American Music

“Power in the Blood” is perfect protest music.  Read more »

Power In Our Pride: Two Spirit Nation Leads The Way

There is power in celebrating who we are. Read more »

Busting Stereotypes: Native American Women Are More Than Princesses and Squaws

Busting myths about Indigenous women.  Read more »

Drawing the Line: “Comics for Choice” Takes On Abortion Stigma

Sharing their abortion stories helps destigmatize the medical procedure. Read more »

Monuments and Monstrosities: Confronting the Racism Behind Reproductive Research

Experimentation on women of color to advance medical research is a common thread in reproductive history. Read more »

Backtalk: Trump & Tina Fey Respond to Charlottesville

This week, Dahlia and Amy dive into the two of the most awful and inadequate responses to the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Beginning with Trump’s comments that there was “blame on both sides” when violence erupted at the “Unite the Right” rally last week, resulting in... Read more »

What Just Happened?: Charlottesville

White supremacy is not a recent phenomenon. It is the founding and continued institutional ideology of this country. 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 »

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 »

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 »

Where My Girls At: Meet Two of Ferguson's Black Queer Activists

Amid national discussions of police brutality and systemic racism, Black women have been the loudest and most consistent voices demanding change. Read more »