Politics

Free Radicals: Abolition’s Roots in Healing Are a Key to Its Future

Abolition is, at its core, about creating new worlds.

This Year, Pride Returned to Its Radical Roots

Social justice movements demanding civil rights for minority groups have too often been led by queer people of color who are later erased in our remembrance of events. Read more »

Land Marks: Subversive Cartography Maps the Margins

The lesser-known stories of Toronto and its residents are as rich and as fascinating as those onscreen. Read more »

What Just Happened: A Victory for Abortion Rights

There’s no question that this is good news, but we shouldn’t assume that today’s decision amounts to a wholesale fuck-you to abortion opponents.  Read more »

Holy Sanctimony: The Hypocrisy of the Fight for Marriage Equality

The fight for the right to marry, to raise kids—to embody the heterosexual nuclear family—has largely eschewed our fight for the right to be otherwise. Read more »

Picketing Equality: Non-religious Queer Storylines Still Rule the TV Roost

We need more sophisticated storylines pertaining to religion and tolerance. Read more »

Political Possibilities: Black Feminism Offers a Path to Abolition

Black feminists and abolitionists teach us to demand more, even in a moment when it seems like we’re already fighting for so much. Read more »

A Fresh Framework: The Feminism of the Abolition Movement

The police are not a feminist institution—they’re both the footsoldiers and the benefactors of racism, sexism, misogynoir, colonialism, and violence. Read more »

Being Ableist toward Donald Trump Only Hurts Disabled People

Every time a politician stumbles, stutters, or misspeaks, we seemingly return to that toxic notion that to be ill is to be less than. Read more »

Changing Tides: Black Feminists Are Mobilizing for Trans Women

The fight for racial justice can only be enriched by feminist strategies developed with an eye toward trans inclusion and empowerment. Read more »

Many Deaf Women Aren’t Safer at Home

48 million deaf or hard of hearing people in the United States at risk of domestic violence during the lockdown. Read more »

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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 »

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 »

Sojourner Truth, Unveiled

The leaders of the [women's suffrage] movement trembled on seeing a tall, gaunt black woman in a gray dress and white turban,...

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