Politics

Refresh and Rebuild: Plotting the Future of New York’s Most Conservative Borough

“We get a bad narrative that it’s Trumpville, that it’s racist,” Jasmine Robinson, who moved to Staten Island from the Bronx when she was 17, tells Bitch. “That’s not all of Staten Island.” 

What’s Very Likely To Happen: The “Roe v. Wade” Endgame Comes to SCOTUS

Today’s case is not about one state’s decision, but about overturning decades of precedent. Read more »

Freedom Fighters: Are Better Days Ahead in Palestine?

Palestinians’ will to free themselves from Israeli occupation is as strong as ever. Read more »

White Lies: How Democrats React to Kyle Rittenhouse's Acquittal Matters

Encouragements to “just vote” tell a grieving country that we can be saved by continuing to do something that hasn’t saved us yet. Read more »

Minneapolis Uses Mutual Aid to Fight for Collective Liberation

The various forms in which mutual aid exists is why it’s so accessible. Read more »

“This Is Not That Bad”: An Excerpt from Anita Hill's “Believing: Our Thirty-Year Journey to End Gender Violence”

How do three simple words—“not that bad”—become so powerful? Read more »

SB 8 Is a Reminder That Abortion Is a Disability Issue

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

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 »

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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »