Politics

Tender Judging Care : #TransCrowdFund and the Politics of Desire

Even before the GoFundMe boom, there was an element of desirability politics in healthcare.

Episodes Compound: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Isn’t Weaponizing Her Trauma

“Accountability is about creating safety,” Ocasio-Cortez said. Read more »

There’s Nothing Remarkable about Madison Cawthorn—or His Racism

Cawthorn is very much a product of the society he lives in: He is racist both despite and because of his disability. Read more »

Money Memory: Harriet Tubman Doesn’t Need to Be on the $20 Bill

What are the implications of commemorating the life of an enslaved woman on the currency of a nation that secured—and profited from—her enslavement? Read more »

World on Fire: Can President Joe Biden Save the Environment?

The Biden administration will need to quickly remediate the damage done. Read more »

The #SayHerName Movement Doesn’t Include Ashli Babbitt

To be clear, #SayHerName isn’t just a hashtag; it’s a movement.  Read more »

This Is Exactly Who America Is

For Black people, white nationalism is much more than a political ideal. Read more »

Of Course the Police Allowed White People to Stage a Coup

The police’s investment in curbing white domestic terrorism remains an open question at best. Read more »

A Man Walks Into a Day Spa: Sex-Trafficking Legislation Protects the Wealthy—and Punishes the Powerless

The case of Robert Kraft and Orchids of Asia is the latest coda to an old story. Read more »

Defund the Police Is a Demand—and We Should Heed It

Instead of backing off, this is the time to barrel forward with our demands. Read more »

Wake–Up Call: The Red Pill Is Radicalizing Without Substance

Unchecked misogyny and white supremacy online has very real consequences. Read more »

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Where My Girls At: Meet Two of Ferguson's Black Queer Activists

Amid national discussions of police brutality and systemic racism, Black women have been the loudest and most consistent voices demanding change. 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 »

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 »

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 »