Set Yourself Free: How Generations of Black Women Have Fought Incarceration

Black women have historically fought constraint and oppression.

You Equals You: Who Benefits from Being Undetectable?

Undetectability isn’t a form of protection in a world where men still hold immeasurable power. Read more »

The Misguided Pursuit of “Better” Manhood at American Fraternities

The dominant narrative around fraternities has long been one of peer pressure, blackout drinking, and cruel hazing rituals. So why are so many male students, especially white ones, as excited as ever to join them? Read more »

Douchebag Decree: It's Too Fucking Cold

It’s so cold that Hell froze over. For real. Read more »

How Planned Parenthood Became a Safe Haven for Queer Women

Until the mainstream medical community learns to recognize queer women’s right to affordable, queer-inclusive care, Planned Parenthood will remain an essential, valuable resource. Read more »

Feminista Jones Wants Black Women to Reclaim Their Space

Reclaiming Our Space is a reminder that Black feminists have been using Twitter and Facebook to build offline movements. Read more »

Flagged Down: “America First” Feminism Is Not the Future

Feminist resistance must be equally resolute in rejecting assaults on women’s rights wherever they occur. Read more »

How Thousands of Americans Received Abortion Care Abroad Before "Roe v. Wade"

Persistent attacks on abortion access means grassroots efforts are still essential in addressing growing inequities in reproductive healthcare access, especially for underage women, women of color, and poor and rural women. Read more »

Abortion Under 45 Hearkens Back to The Jane Era

It no longer seems irrational to believe that we might need to learn from the resourcefulness of prior generations that did not have access to legal abortion. Read more »

Popaganda: How Do We Talk About Abortion?

In recent years, though, there’s been a big shift in the way we talk about abortion. People who’ve had abortions have been able to share their stories widely on social media. Though, of course, they’ve faced a lot of pushback and hatred, real people sharing their stories about abortion is... Read more »

Reframing Abortion to Breathe Life into a "Culture of Death"

What if we decided that abortion is beneficial, essential, and sacred—regardless of when life actually begins? Read more »

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The Dramatic History of American Sex-Ed Films

In 1948, in a seventh grade classroom in Eugene, Oregon, a teacher dimmed the lights and flipped on 16mm projector. A film called Human... 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 »

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 »

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 »