Politics

Sea Change: “Knock Down the House” Captures the Wave of Women Running for Office

A “sea change” in the number of first-time women candidates needs as much documentation as possible in order to show and tell us that it’s possible.

Want to Fight Heartbeat Bills? Pay for Abortions

The National Network of Abortion Funds is a network of local grassroots organizations that make the legal right to abortion actually possible. Read more »

The Post-Colonial Politics of “Game of Thrones”

The show’s brutal violence reflects on our current reality, not a fictional past. Read more »

There Are No Lone Wolves

The murders of millions of Indigenous and Black people over the last 500 years has certainly shaped American culture too, but it’s not often discussed in conjunction with mass shootings. Read more »

Grand Theft Creative: The Gaming Industry’s Exploitative Crunch Culture

Despite booming profits, layoffs in the gaming industry are becoming more frequent, with less and less regard for their effects on employees. Read more »

Women Do the Majority of the Family Care. Can We Get Some Paid Leave?

More than two-thirds of the American public agrees that paid family leave should be available to all workers, even if they disagree about how it should be paid for. Read more »

Heartbeat Bills Are Part of the Endgame for Roe v. Wade

Unprecedented levels of anti-abortion legislation at the state and national level are happening more frequently and becoming more extreme. Read more »

Forget Thoughts and Prayers, School Shooting Survivors Need Mental Healthcare

While we know the names of those who died and those who killed them, we are just beginning to fully understand the impact that mass shootings have on the psyches of survivors. Read more »

What Just Happened?: Ohio Just Effectively Banned Abortion

The six-week abortion ban known as the “heartbeat bill” is now law in Ohio. Read more »

Punishment Is Not Justice: Defying Definitions After Sexual Violence

We need to move beyond binary survivor-perpetrator framing. Read more »

PleaseSaveMe: When Crowdfunding Is the Difference between Living and Dying

A petitioner’s viral video, robust social-media presence, or heartbreaking selfie is worth its weight in doctors’ visits. 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 »

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 »

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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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 »