Politics

SB 8 Is a Reminder That Abortion Is a Disability Issue

The subject of disability and abortion law doesn’t stop at hypothetical fetuses.

Hyperfocusing on Afghan Women and Girls Isn’t the Feminist Take You Think It Is

The ongoing cultural discourse around Afghan women and girls is a haunting reminder of American warmongering that co-opted the idea of feminism to push for military intervention. Read more »

20 Years Later, Muslim Women Reflect on Post-9/11 Islamophobia

Suspicious looks. Verbal harassment. Unshakeable fear. Read more »

“My Body, My Choice” Doesn’t Meet the Demand of this Moment

“My body, my choice” is highly individualistic and—in the end—fails to convey the ways we’re bound up with each other. Read more »

What Just Happened: The Texas Abortion Ban

The SCOTUS decision essentially spits on 50 years of constitutional precedent protecting abortion access. Read more »

Surprise, Surprise, Andrew Cuomo Was Never an Advocate for Women

Abusers succeed because we’re still largely comfortable allowing men to paternalistically insert themselves into sexual misconduct accountability discourse as so-called arbiters, experts, and advocates. Read more »

5 Feminist Organizations Fighting Planet Earth’s Climate Crisis

5 feminist responses to climate change. Read more »

Goal Tending: The NBA Dropped the Ball with Two of Its New Head Coaches

Instead of a woman coach, the league hired two alleged abusers. Read more »

Cruel Days: America Faces the Ugly Legacy of Residential Schools

The history of forced assimilation has been intentionally erased. Read more »

Pretty Hurts: Israel Is Still Putting a Feminine Face On Its Violent Operation

Their gendered advertising is seemingly created to sanitize the violence they inflict on Palestinians. Read more »

#FreeBritney: In the United States, Eugenics Is Still Legal

The history of forced sterilization of disabled communities has been hidden for too long, but stories like Britney Spears’ allow us the opportunity to educate and liberate. 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 »

In a Bizarre 1976 Comic Book, Spider-Man Fought the Villain of Misleading Sex Education

Last week, I came across a very strange comic book: in 1976, Planned Parenthood teamed up with Marvel to publish a one-off comic in which... Read more »

Films and TV Portray Abortion as More Dangerous Than It Is

Films and television shows tend to present a skewed portrayal of abortion—when fictional movies and TV shows include a plotline about abortion... 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 »