Undecided: The Reliable Romanticizing of Unplanned Parenthood

The temptation to chalk our decisions up to the whims of some larger, intangible force—God, evolution, DNA, nature, life—is a powerful one.

Raising the Minimum Wage Would Be the Best Black Friday Deal

Black Friday is a good time to reflect on the need for a bigger minimum wage. Read more »

Red Handed: Kristen R. Ghodsee on Sex and Socialism

Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism highlights the stories of feminists and socialists who worked to make women’s lives better under socialism, while pointing to ways we can adapt their lessons for the future. Read more »

No Welcome Mat: The Problem with Houselessness Policies

Instead of shaming people without homes, states should create programs that focus on securing housing for people. Read more »

Trump’s Anti-Trans Policy Efforts Aren’t New—and Their History Is Horrifying

The transition from Weimar to Nazi Germany and Obama-era to Trump-era United States have striking similarities. Read more »

Ending Voter Suppression Is the Only Way to Stop the GOP

Since the Supreme Court decimated key parts of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 in 2013, conservative legislatures have continued targeting low-income communities of color, elders, disabled people, students, and other key Democratic constituencies.  Read more »

Queering the Midterms: 2018’s Barrier-Breaking LGBTQ Candidates

While Democrats’ failed to regain the Senate, this certainly feels like a rainbow wave. Read more »

It’s 420 Somewhere: The Growing Embrace of Legal Weed

Marijuana legalization legislation was on the ballot in four states this week. Read more »

5 Midterm Victory Speeches from Leaders We're so Ready For

These victory speeches capture the energy and excitement sweeping the country—and serve as a teaser for what’s to come from these five newly elected champions. Read more »

What Just Happened?: The Year of the Woman 2.0

Last night was a powerful start to taking back the democratic process. 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 »

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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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 »

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 »