Politics

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.

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 »

Episodes Compound: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Isn’t Weaponizing Her Trauma

“Accountability is about creating safety,” Ocasio-Cortez said. Read more »

There’s Nothing Remarkable about Madison Cawthorn—or His Racism

Cawthorn is very much a product of the society he lives in: He is racist both despite and because of his disability. 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 »

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 »

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 »