Victoria Law on Politics

What Does the US-Cuba Thaw Mean for Activist Assata Shakur?

This week, ongoing protests and marches have reminded the country about numerous Black women (and girls) murdered by police—Aiyana Jones, Kathryn Johnston and, last... Read more »

I Read 50 Books By People of Color This Year.

At the start of the year, I vowed to read 50 books by people of color.  Read more »

Marissa Alexander and the Color of Violence

Art collaboration by Mazatl/Dignidad Rebelde, courtesy of the Free Marissa campaign Yesterday, the legal team supporting ... Read more »

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 best kind of Saturday morning breakfast club.  Read more »

Will Revenge Porn Laws Actually Stop Revenge Porn?

Jennifer Lawrence has spoken out against someone posting her personal photos online. Photo by Martin Eckert “I didn’t tell you that you could look at my naked body,” said ... Read more »

How Many Women are in Prison for Defending Themselves Against Domestic Violence?

Marissa Alexander was sentenced to prison after firing a warning shot to protect herself from her abusive husband. Photo courtesy Free Marissa Last week, domestic violence was front-page news in America as the video... Read more »

Privacy Should Be a Right—Regardless of Who You Are

In the movie “Compliance,” a woman is detained for suspicious reasons and secretly filmed being strip searched.  “Privacy is a privilege,” Roxane Gay reminded us in her ... Read more »

Remembering the Black Women Killed By Police

We're outraged by the killing of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old who was shot six times by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.  Read more »

Most Americans Think We Should Help Children Crossing Our Border

An anti-deportation rally in Washington, DC this week. Photo by Mar is Sea Y, via Creative Commons. Since October, ... Read more »

What Makes a Good Mother, According to the Government?

This Monday morning, July 14, moms who had received welfare and their allies gathered outside the White House singing about the need to recognize mothering as work, to the tune of “Walking in a Winter Wonderland.” Read more »

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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 »

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 »