Activism

Jane, Aired: An Underground Abortion Collective Becomes a Hot Media Property

In a time before abortions were legal or safe, the Jane collective took matters into their own hands, as women before them had always done. Read more »

What Keeps Happening?: White Men With Guns

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

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 »

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 »

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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »