Politics

Backtalk: The Power of the People

This week, Dahlia and Amy dig into the mass protest movements across the globe. From Puerto Rico to Portland, Oregon, people are showing up to have their voices heard en masse, demonstrating that the power of people to bring down oppressive systems is inspiring and necessary. 

Alaska’s Public-Education Crisis Sets a Dangerous Precedent

In the past 10 years, public universities around the country have suffered exorbitant cuts that threaten educational accessibility and quality, a disturbing trend that shows no sign of abating. Read more »

Marianne Williamson Isn’t a Meme—She’s a Danger to Disabled People

Maybe this time around, when disabled people raise the alarm, everyone should listen. Read more »

Unpack Your Whorephobia: Adopting Hoe Aesthetics Requires ACTUALLY Supporting Sex Workers

What Sex Workers call “hoe aesthetics” are being incorporated and appropriated into declarations of liberation with little nuance or increased respect for Sex Workers as a whole. Read more »

Backtalk: This is What White-Supremacist Terrorism Looks Like

This week, Dahlia and Amy are heartbroken over the spate of mass murders at the hands of white men with assault weapons. They talk about the importance of naming the acts of violence as white supremacist terrorism and how marginalized people across all communuties are left vulnerable. Plus, we take... Read more »

We Have a Gun Problem—and It’s on Politicians, Not the Mentally Ill

As gun violence continues to skyrocket, the GOP is looking everywhere but inward on their quest to find someone to blame. Read more »

Collective Success: The Myth of Progress through Black Capitalism

When we center and celebrate those who have succeeded in the capitalist project, it becomes easier to be captivated by the myth that hard work and effort will guarantee every Black woman the same success as Rihanna and Serena Williams. Read more »

What Just Happened?: Back to Back Mass Shootings Are Our New Reality

These shootings are so routine, in fact, that many of us barely bat an eyelash or shed a tear before we’re forced to move on to the next tragedy, the next trauma, the next mass loss of life.  Read more »

Nest Eggs: The Booming Baby-Shower Industry Empowers Anti-Choicers

Baby showers and gender-reveal parties reinforce a dangerous narrative perpetuated by anti-choice groups. Read more »

Sorry Isn’t for Suckers: Re-evaluating the Role of Political Apologies

Delivering a good apology might take some practice, but doing so shows strength and a willingness to grow. Read more »

What Just Happened?: Amazon Workers Are on Strike

Amazon’s evolution over the past 20 years has put a spotlight on the human cost of rampant capitalism Read more »

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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 »

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 »

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 »