Politics

A Dangerous Scapegoat: Monitoring Mentally Ill People’s Phones Is an Orwellian Nightmare

It’s based on the idea that technology could predict mass shootings before they happen—an idea that Trump has indicated support of.

A Dogma in the Fight: Why Hillary Clinton’s Half-Assed Take on Trans Identity Matters

A clumsy answer on trans identity was the perfect opportunity for right-wing media to hit two prized targets at once. Read more »

Backtalk: FaceBOO!

This week, Dahlia and Amy talk Facebook’s bid for world domination and what Mark Zuckerberg’s latest appearance before Congress revealed. Read more »

PG&E’s Planned Power Outages Prioritize Profit over Disabled Lives

PG&E’s decision to stage intentional blackouts across much of California is a window into the harm that privatization will wreak not only on our environment but the most vulnerable among us. Read more »

Dicks in a Box: The Enduring Fear of Penis-Snatching Witches

Castration anxiety is the unidentified main character in fantastical stories about penis-stealing witches. Read more »

Raising Hell: Satanic Feminism’s Eternal Legacy

Activist groups such as W.I.T.C.H. and others show how satanism can be used as a powerful unifying force for political engagement. Read more »

A New Generation Goes through the Patriarchal Rites of Passage

For each generation, national events like the Kavanaugh hearings function as a kind of rite of passage. Read more »

The Fight for Trans Employment Protections Comes to the Supreme Court

The Trump administration is rapidly codifying, by executive orders and rulemaking, the right to discriminate against trans people. Read more »

Backtalk: Who Gets to Host the Impeachment Party?

This week, Dahlia and Amy get into the impeachment inquiry. Read more »

A Softer Smokey: Fighting Fires Alongside Toxic Masculinity

Smokey is a symbol of the failure of our government to embrace progressive ideals and a more inclusive and open-minded ecological stance which would lead to more thoughtfully managed natural spaces. Read more »

The Good Fight: The Invisible Young Women Driving Climate-Change Activism

Younger women are at the forefront of the climate change conversation. 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 »

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 »

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 »