The Untold Story of Women in the Zapatistas

Zapatista women now choose their own partners, they often have two to four children, and there has been a dramatic decrease in domestic violence.

After Wakanda: 5 Black Sci-Fi Writers You Should Know

A short list of great Black authors who can introduce you to Black speculative-fiction. Read more »

One Boy Can Change the World: Remembering Trayvon Martin Six Years After His Death

This country is full of systems that treat people differently based on their race.  Read more »

Before You Watch “Orange is the New Black,” Here Are 5 Facts To Know about Pregnancy in Prison

The Bureau of Justice found that nearly 3 percent of women entering federal prison are pregnant upon arrival. Read more »

A Graphic Novel Illustrates the Architecture of Immigration Detention

In the United States, a Congressional mandate requires that approximately Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) fill 32,000 beds in immigration detention facilities every day. Read more »

In America, There Are 5.8 Million Adults Who Are Not Allowed to Vote

If you’re an American citizen, you have the right to vote. Unless you’re an American citizen who’s been convicted of a felony. Then, in almost every state, your right to vote is taken away—sometimes for the rest of your life. Not everyone gets to see the inside of a voting booth. ... Read more »

Sentenced to 41 Years in Prison for a Miscarriage

Indiana has finally succeeded in imprisoning a woman for suffering a miscarriage. On Monday, March 30, 2015, Purvi Patel was sentenced to 41 years in prison... Read more »

"Fresh Off the Boat" Takes on Sexual Harrassment and Consent

When was the last time you saw date rape discussed during a primetime sitcom? Read more »

Law of the Land: An Interview with Legal Scholar and MacArthur Genius Sarah Deer

The statistics are atrocious. Native American women are 2.5 times more likely to be sexually assaulted than other women in the United States. At least 67 percent of Native women who report sexual assault say that their assailants were non-Native men. In Canada, over 1,200 Native women have gone... Read more »

Black Girls Matter: A New Report Shows How Racism Plays a Role in School Suspensions

A new report shows that race clearly plays a role in school suspensions. Eight-year-olds sometimes throw tantrums. Twelve-year-olds occasionally ... Read more »

Will Filming the Police Keep Us Safe?

There’s a cultural idea that having someone looking over our shoulder makes us behave better. From fake security cameras to ... Read more »

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A Look at How Media Writes Women of Color

Nearly every Saturday morning, feminists of color hold Twitter discussions taking a deeper look at issues, such as gender violence. It’s the... Read more »

Will Filming the Police Keep Us Safe?

There’s a cultural idea that having someone looking over our shoulder makes us behave better. From fake security cameras to Elf... Read more »