Politics

A Softer Smokey: Fighting Fires Alongside Toxic Masculinity

Smokey is a symbol of the failure of our government to embrace progressive ideals and a more inclusive and open-minded ecological stance which would lead to more thoughtfully managed natural spaces. Read more »

The Good Fight: The Invisible Young Women Driving Climate-Change Activism

Younger women are at the forefront of the climate change conversation. Read more »

This Week in Our Bodies: Population Control Isn’t the Answer to the Climate Crisis

Your weekly update on reproductive rights, and how to join the fight. Read more »

This Week in Our Bodies: Abortion Rates Have Dropped in America, but Not for the Reason You Think

Your weekly update on reproductive rights, and how to join the fight. Read more »

Popaganda: Stovetop Social Justice

The Los Angeles-based organization Miry’s List has been supporting thousands of individuals and hundreds of families resettling as refugees in the United States since 2016.   Read more »

Felicity Huffman’s Light Sentence Shows the Racial Disparities in Education

Huffman and other white, wealthy parents have a leg up, but they’re still dreaming up their children’s marginalization. Read more »

This Week in Our Bodies: How Austin, Texas, Is Helping Fund Abortion Access

Your weekly update on reproductive rights, and how to join the fight. Read more »

Little Wins: Lucy Flores on Remaining Hopeful and Critical through the 2020 Election

“As people of color, as immigrants and descendants of immigrants, it feels like we’re screwed. But we’re really not.” Read more »

What Ms. Monopoly Shows about Our Cultural Unwillingness to Understand the Pay Gap

Despite potentially good intent, a presumably white woman in heels and doing a weird power pose on a board game about capitalism isn’t inspiring. Read more »

Backtalk: Back to School

This week, Dahlia and Amy get into the back-to-school season. 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »