Politics

Need an Abortion? There’s an App for That

Now there’s an even more intimate way to access abortion information that can be truthful and reliable or wildly misleading—an app on your smartphone.

I Walk the (Front)lines: A Clinic Escort on the Politics of Protection

No matter what happens to Roe v. Wade, whether it is struck down or slowly eroded by seemingly benign restrictions, it won’t stop clinic escorts. Read more »

Fighting Chances: Patriarchy, Pain, and Protest in India

If a constructed Hindu past is projected onto the future, along with it come caste supremacy and patriarchy. Read more »

Religious Exemption: Catholic Hospitals Are Barring Transgender Patients from Surgery

These policies and resulting statements, coupled with the reach and growth of Catholic healthcare systems, could make access to gender-confirmation surgery even more difficult. Read more »

World on Fire: Fanning the Flames of Climate Change as Australia Burns

Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been historically careless when it comes to safeguarding the environment. Read more »

Backtalk: Happy New Year! The World Is On Fire!

Dahlia and Amy ring in the new year (yay!) talking about how the world is burning down (boo!). The beginning of this decade can feel hopeless, but all hope is not lost: stay informed, organize, and create change.  Read more »

The Personal Will Not Save You: What’s Really at Stake When We Partake in Performative Environmentalism

Sometimes the individual things we do, and how we frame them, are actually harmful, whether they worsen a problem or distract from a larger issue. Read more »

Very Online: What TikTok Reveals about Gen Z’s Impeachment Concerns

TikTok offers a unique space for young people to engage with each other and feel validated in their political opinions. Read more »

Ugh, You Again?: The Most Unwelcome Comebacks of 2019

It seems like the ugliest, most nonsensical, and most harmful things are the ones repeating on us like a rancid Christmas ham. Read more »

What Just Happened?: The Impeachment of 45

Impeachment proceedings are rare and complicated. What do they actually mean? Read more »

Missing Cells: The Growing Economic Value of Immigrant and Refugee Biological Data

Arresting and deporting undocumented people has become lucrative because their biological, biometric data can be mined, harvested, and used to generate profit. Read more »

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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 »

Douchebag Decree: Anti-Choice Hidden Camera Edition

Tool-in-pimp's-clothing James O'Keefe's laughable costume and douchebag seduction methods have mostly discredited his conservative... 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 »

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 »