Politics

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.

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 »

Love No Limit: We Should Think about Prison Abolition as a Love Story

We’re not only working to abolish the prison-industrial complex. We’re also working to build communities of care. Read more »

The Doctor Is In: Of Course White Dudes Are Losing Their Minds over Jill Biden

There’s something insidiously patriarchal about first ladies being subjected to not-even-clever criticisms about their education pedigree. Read more »

#MeToobin Reveals How Little We’ve Moved the Needle on Workplace Harassment

A wide swath of people still shrug at or even delight in the spectacle of a man turning the workplace into an environment for sexual gratification without consent. Read more »

Legacy Lost: Barack Obama Has Shown His True Colors in 2020

Obama’s commentary on “defund the police” frustrated many activists. Read more »

Uncaging Humanity: Rethinking Accountability in the Age of Abolition

The closer of a community you build, the more you know your neighbors, and the more you understand them as real people with real conflict. Read more »

Flipping the Focus: The Reclaimers Are Fighting the Vacant Housing Crisis

Who is being displaced from cities in order to make room for the wealthy? Read more »

Hoax Appeal: COVID-19 Has Led Wellness Influencers to Embrace QAnon

Plandemic gained a surprising foothold in the ever-expanding world of wellness.  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 »

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 »

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 »