Politics

Hungry and Holy: Navigating Ramadan With an Eating Disorder Is No Easy Feat

Even for those fasting for reasons outside of faith, the link between God and fasting feels inescapable.

In India’s COVID-19 Crisis, Social Media Does What Government Won’t

Social media has emerged as a COVID-19 helpline full of flood of requests for ICU beds, oxygen, and antiviral drugs like Remdesivir. Read more »

Trans Girls Are the Real Target of Anti-Trans Bills

Trans women and girls, along with femme trans people who were mistakenly assigned male at birth, are subject to a uniquely intensified hatred thanks to their hypervisibility. Read more »

Policing, But Make It Girlboss

If we want to protect women and their health, abolition is key. Read more »

There Will Be No Herd Immunity without Vaccine Equity

The stakes of the vaccine rollout have been huge for the disabled community. Read more »

Moral Panic: Matt Gaetz Embodies the Evangelical Movement’s Skewed Obsession with Sex Trafficking

It’s somewhat ironic to see Gaetz caught up in his own culture’s favorite moral panic. Read more »

Let Us Live: What Does Loving Black Women Really Look Like?

What would it be like to celebrate Black women, not just as a performance or a trend? Without using them as a mascot for a movement. Without relying on them to save this country. Read more »

Collateral Damage: When It Comes to Caregiving, Women Are Already Toast

Caregiving is cleaning up after the news crews have left, scrubbing the hidden black mold years later, becoming ill from the contaminated floodwaters. Read more »

The X Factor: One Letter, Multiple Identities, and a Complex Future

How the gender-neutral “x” became a contemporary paradox. Read more »

Queer Representation in Congress Won’t Save Us

Representation isn’t everything. Read more »

Tender Judging Care : #TransCrowdFund and the Politics of Desire

Even before the GoFundMe boom, there was an element of desirability politics in healthcare. Read more »

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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »