Activism

Popaganda: Designing for Democracy

Political observers often blame people for not voting. But we don’t often stop to examine what barriers keep people from voting—or make them feel like it’s not worthwhile. On this episode, we examine our democracy as a design problem—and explore what structural issues are built... Read more »

8 Self-Care Tips For Activists

With the increasing volatility of the world, self-care is more vital than ever. Read more »

We Take Care Of Our Own: Radical Aftercare for Revolutionaries

Activism is a community effort. Read more »

Setting the Stories Free: M. Evelina Galang On Honoring Philippine “Comfort Women”

Lola’s House will stay with you forever. Read more »

Backtalk: Lone Wolf Myth & Kneeling for Justice

This week, Dahlia and Amy talk about how mainstream media upholds white supremacy by continually casting white, male, mass murderers as “lone wolves.” This week marked the deadliest mass shooting in recent US history, where Stephen Paddock gunned down 58 people and injured 500 more, yet there have... Read more »

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 »

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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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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 »

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 »

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 »