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Women Do the Majority of the Family Care. Can We Get Some Paid Leave?

More than two-thirds of the American public agrees that paid family leave should be available to all workers, even if they disagree about how it should be paid for.

Backtalk: Student Moans

This week, Dahlia and Amy get upset about student loans. Elizabeth Warren’s campaign recently unveiled a student loan forgiveness plan as part of her platform, finally seriously centering the student debt crisis as something the government should help alleviate. How we talk about the student loan crisis is important because it can shift the focus from student...

Esmé Wang Finds Meaning in “The Collected Schizophrenias”

There are no easy solutions to the problems Esmé Weijun Wang poses, but she has provided us with the truth of her own story.

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Another Migrant Child Dies in U.S. Custody

The unidentified teenage boy is the third migrant child to die in government custody in the last six months.

“Made in Heaven” Injects Feminism into India’s Big Wedding Industry

Though the show is purportedly about the lives of the wedding planners, its goal is in fact to not just challenge the patriarchy but to crush it under a designer heel.

No More Pencils, No More Books: What’s Next after the Year of the Teachers’ Strike?

2019, while still young, has shown that it’s in the running to be yet another extraordinarily important one for America’s unions, with teachers still at the forefront.

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Mass Shooting at University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Two people were killed and three more are in critical condition.

Prison Rape Is Not a Punch Line

How often have you heard someone chuckle about “dropping the soap”? 

Male Rape is No Joke—But Pop Culture Often Treats It That Way

From Wedding Crashers to 40 Days and 40 Nights, films often treat sexual assault of men as a punchline. 

Let Monarchy Reign: “We Are the Radical Monarchs” Shows How High Girls of Color Can Soar

“I began to imagine what a radical young girl’s social justice troop looked like; a group that centered and affirmed her experiences as a beautiful and brilliant Brown girl against so many societal pressures to conform to mainstream ideals of girlhood.”

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