Activism

Don’t Touch My Crown: The Failure of Decapitation and the Power of Black Women’s Resistance

In 2017, Afro-Colombian human rights activist Emilsen Manyoma was decapitated. Did you hear about it? Read more »

Some Of Us Are Brave: A Roundtable on Feminist Icons and Responsibility

What to do about Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Lena Dunham, and, even Beysus—all of whom have made contributions to feminism, but have also said and done things contrary to feminist values? We assembled a diverse group of feminists to talk it out. Read more »

Popaganda: Where Abortion Is Illegal

Donald Trump and Mike Pence say they want to ban abortion in the United States. But they seem to have a hazy idea of what that will actually mean. Millions of people around the world know all too well what happens when abortion is criminalized: 25 percent of the world’s population lives... Read more »

Popaganda: When Your Parents Are Deported

Donald Trump issued executive orders that call for the deportation of any and all undocumented immigrants in the United States. Reporters estimate that would mean the deportation of 11 million people.Imagine coming home from school and your dad is gone. But what will thousands—or millions—of... Read more »

What Just Happened?: #ProtectTransWomen Day of Action

Today is a national day of action to #ProtectTransWomen, and we’re issuing this What Just Happened because it cannot be said enough: Trans women are women. Read more »

The Ides of Trump

Make some good trouble today by participating in the Ides of Trump, a campaign to overwhelm the White House with postcards letting 45 know how his constituents really feel about him and his policies. Read more »

What Just Happened?: A Day Without A Woman

Don’t assume that one person’s strike bolsters another person’s freedom. Read more »

Mourning Norma McCorvey: The Story of Jane Roe is a Lifelong Struggle to Heal from Hardship and Abuse

Norma was not wounded by the abortions she didn’t have. She was wounded by life. Read more »

Appropriating Audre : On The Need to Locate the Oppressor Within Us

Appropriations of Lorde not only rob her work of nuance, sensuality, and creativity, but also fail to do what she asked most of feminist movements: to center a racial analysis in feminist and queer work. Read more »

Reverberations: History and Legacies of Resistance in Black Women’s Music

These acts of transfer, of protesting social conditions and the status quo through music, continue to remain integral to Black women’s survival and protest. 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 »

Eat, Pray, Spend: Priv-lit and the new, enlightened American dream

Priv-lit and the new, enlightened American dream. 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 »

Dear Bear: My Partner Makes No Money. Is That a Problem?

Our advice columnist offers a lesson in anticapitalist self-care. Read more »