Privilege

What Just Happened?: A Day Without A Woman

Don’t assume that one person’s strike bolsters another person’s freedom. Read more »

Pantsuit on Fire: The Founder of a Facebook Community Cashes In

 Chamberlain, who is neither an activist nor an author, is cashing in on what amounts to the labor of strangers. Read more »

White Women, You Need to Talk About Racism

For too long, the emotional labor that comes with talking about race has been put on people of color. Read more »

"No More Heroes": Jordan Flaherty’s New Book Excavates the Deep Roots of the White Savior Industrial Complex

Our capitalist system supports and rewards saviorism, which we can help uproot by supporting movements led by the people most impacted by the issues being addressed. Read more »

Why Disability Rights Advocates Are Calling Out “Me Before You” as a Hot Mess

The disability community is rightfully furious about the dangerous message this film sends to viewers. Read more »

How Can Stephen Colbert Address White Privilege? "Use Your Resources to Make Space for People"

Black Lives Matter activist and organizer DeRay McKesson was on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. McKesson... Read more »

What is a "Universal" Story, Anyway?

The moment I made the decision to write about my political communities back home during the first semester of my MFA program, I knew I would hit some walls. “It’s ill-advised to write about politics this way,” my instructor said. “Traditionally speaking, it doesn’t work. Politics are... Read more »

Watch Franchesca Ramsey's Video "5 Tips for Being an Ally."

Screenshot from Franchesca Ramsey’s new video on how to be an ally. Franchesca Ramsey is an awesome video blogger whose work addresses all kinds of social justice issues in quick, engaging, and thought-provoking ways. She... Read more »

“Girls” Explores Entitlement, Talent, and Failure

The dark, uncomfortable moments that poke holes in Hannah Horvarth and her friends’ lofty ideas of themselves are ones that make viewers question our own behaviors and friendships. Read more »

Ms. Opinionated: My Friend's "Personal Brand" Is An Ableist Slur

Welcome to the latest installment of Ms. Opinionated, in which readers have questions about the pesky day-to-day choices we all face, and I give advice about how to make ones that (hopefully) best reflect our shared commitment to feminist values—... Read more »

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