Politics

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 »

Money Memory: Harriet Tubman Doesn’t Need to Be on the $20 Bill

What are the implications of commemorating the life of an enslaved woman on the currency of a nation that secured—and profited from—her enslavement? Read more »

World on Fire: Can President Joe Biden Save the Environment?

The Biden administration will need to quickly remediate the damage done. Read more »

The #SayHerName Movement Doesn’t Include Ashli Babbitt

To be clear, #SayHerName isn’t just a hashtag; it’s a movement.  Read more »

This Is Exactly Who America Is

For Black people, white nationalism is much more than a political ideal. Read more »

Of Course the Police Allowed White People to Stage a Coup

The police’s investment in curbing white domestic terrorism remains an open question at best. Read more »

A Man Walks Into a Day Spa: Sex-Trafficking Legislation Protects the Wealthy—and Punishes the Powerless

The case of Robert Kraft and Orchids of Asia is the latest coda to an old story. Read more »

Defund the Police Is a Demand—and We Should Heed It

Instead of backing off, this is the time to barrel forward with our demands. Read more »

Wake–Up Call: The Red Pill Is Radicalizing Without Substance

Unchecked misogyny and white supremacy online has very real consequences. 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 »

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 »

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 »