Politics

“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?

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 »

Surprise, Surprise, Andrew Cuomo Was Never an Advocate for Women

Abusers succeed because we’re still largely comfortable allowing men to paternalistically insert themselves into sexual misconduct accountability discourse as so-called arbiters, experts, and advocates. Read more »

5 Feminist Organizations Fighting Planet Earth’s Climate Crisis

5 feminist responses to climate change. Read more »

Goal Tending: The NBA Dropped the Ball with Two of Its New Head Coaches

Instead of a woman coach, the league hired two alleged abusers. Read more »

Cruel Days: America Faces the Ugly Legacy of Residential Schools

The history of forced assimilation has been intentionally erased. Read more »

Pretty Hurts: Israel Is Still Putting a Feminine Face On Its Violent Operation

Their gendered advertising is seemingly created to sanitize the violence they inflict on Palestinians. 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »