Politics

Knock It Down:: Journalism's Barrier-Breaking Leaders of Color on the Past, Present, and Future of the Whitewashed Industry

Maria Hinojosa, Kevin Merida, and Lauren Williams talk about the future of journalism and the recent changes they’ve seen in newsroom diversity.

Tongue-Tied: “Politically Correct” Has Always Been the Wrong Term

s.e. smith reflects on the discourse around “political correctness,” pointing out the mainstream left’s culpability in the rise of “patriotical correctness” by demonizing political correctness instead of hate speech and misinformation campaigns.  Read more »

Sidelined:: Title IX Leveled the Playing Field. But Did it Miss the Goal?

Britni de la Cretaz discusses the missteps of Title IX, namely how it fails to address the patriarchal structures within men’s sports, creating conditions for mistreatment and abuse of women athletes.  Read more »

Bloody Lies: The Never-Ending Cycle of Menstrual Mythmaking

Gabrielle Merite traces an illustrated history of stigmatizing myths about menstruation.  Read more »

Christina Lee’s Murder Exposed the Cracks in Housing Policies

While homeless shelters might seem like the right housing solution, experts say that there are major problems with New York’s shelter-first approach. Read more »

Another Appalachia: Neema Avashia Confronts Growing Up Indian and Queer in West Virginia

We talked to “Another Appalachia” author Neema Avashia about anti-queer and anti-trans legislation, coping with loss, and how people are more than the politics of their communities. Read more »

Performative Social Media Activism Doesn't Help Ukraine

I’m unfollowing anyone who’s posted statements like, “I express solidarity with my Ukrainian brothers by switching from Moscow Mules to Mezcal Mules.” Read more »

Refresh and Rebuild: Plotting the Future of New York’s Most Conservative Borough

“We get a bad narrative that it’s Trumpville, that it’s racist,” Jasmine Robinson, who moved to Staten Island from the Bronx when she was 17, tells Bitch. “That’s not all of Staten Island.”  Read more »

What’s Very Likely To Happen: The “Roe v. Wade” Endgame Comes to SCOTUS

Today’s case is not about one state’s decision, but about overturning decades of precedent. Read more »

Freedom Fighters: Are Better Days Ahead in Palestine?

Palestinians’ will to free themselves from Israeli occupation is as strong as ever. Read more »

White Lies: How Democrats React to Kyle Rittenhouse's Acquittal Matters

Encouragements to “just vote” tell a grieving country that we can be saved by continuing to do something that hasn’t saved us yet. 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 »

Valuable Resources: The Ableist Fight Over Plastic Straws

Straws are easy to target, but cities and companies still rely on environmentally harmful practices. 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 »

Douchebag Decree: Anti-Choice Hidden Camera Edition

Tool-in-pimp's-clothing James O'Keefe's laughable costume and douchebag seduction methods have mostly discredited his conservative... Read more »