Politics

A Moderate Proposal: Twitter's Donald Trump Problem Is a Feature, Not a Bug

Moderation is an institutional problem, not a personal one.

Popaganda: Class War, but Make It Fashion

Fashion is fueling the marginalization, abuse, and exploitation of some of the world’s most vulnerable women. Read more »

Brokest System: Progressive Candidates Keep Their Distance from Welfare Reform

Every person, regardless of their income level or employment status, is worthy and valuable and deserves to be treated with respect and dignity.  Read more »

Elizabeth Warren’s Healthcare Plan is a Step Forward for Disability Justice

Historically, the disability community has not been considered a key demographic for politicians. Read more »

What Just Happened?: The Acquittal of Donald Trump

Even if the arc of the moral universe does bend toward justice—and it’s not clear that it does—it’s little comfort in a time as tenuous as this one. Read more »

Popaganda: Inside Michele Pred’s Feminist Artist Studio

Pred has spent the last few years transforming vintage purses into political statements. Read more »

A Time to Sing: “Un Violador En Tu Camino” Becomes a Global Protest Anthem

The song is a clear, material, experience-based assessment of universal structures of power and what they do to us. Read more »

Listening for Footsteps: Offering Brief Safety in a Hostile Place

Sanctuary is not simply a set-apart or sacred place, but rather the activity of fostering relationships built on care, mutuality, and reciprocity. Read more »

Backtalk: Weinstein in Court

This week Dahlia and Amy talk about the beginning of the trial against Harvey Weinstein in New York. Read more »

Need an Abortion? There’s an App for That

Now there’s an even more intimate way to access abortion information that can be truthful and reliable or wildly misleading—an app on your smartphone. Read more »

I Walk the (Front)lines: A Clinic Escort on the Politics of Protection

No matter what happens to Roe v. Wade, whether it is struck down or slowly eroded by seemingly benign restrictions, it won’t stop clinic escorts. 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 »

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 »

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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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 »