Politics

Our Fight Is Not Over: What Will Elizabeth Warren Supporters Do Next?

We love women the most when they get out of the way—and when they can do something for us. Read more »

Elizabeth Warren Couldn’t Escape the Double Bind of Misogyny

Women may still be running, but they won’t get far if we don’t acknowledge the role of sexism in their losses. Read more »

Very Online: Michael Bloomberg’s Campaign Tried to Make Capitalism “Cool”

Bloomberg set a dangerous precedent, creating yet another space where the wealthy can skirt social-media restrictions—and do so in a way that makes users who are Very Online cringe. Read more »

War of Words: If We’re Going to Protect Abortion Access, Language Matters

The language we use to talk about abortion impacts the fight to keep it safe and legal. Read more »

Action over Fear: Don’t Wait for the Supreme Court to Decide on Abortion Rights

I heard sadness and anger from many I spoke to about the state of abortion rights and the case currently before the  Supreme Court. But not once did I hear anything resembling futility or defeat. Read more »

Primary Care: Why We Need an Overhaul of the Primary Process

The grueling runup to the 2020 election is a good example of the dysfunction that makes reform feel urgent and necessary. Read more »

Consent, Assault, and Harvey Weinstein’s Walker

Disabled folk are as necessary to the dialogue around bodily autonomy as anyone else, and society needs to evaluate its continuous stereotypes of people with disabilities that prohibit us from being seen—fully. Read more »

World on Fire: You Can Value Healthcare and Climate Change at the Same Time

It’s so easy to see climate change as a separate issue, especially when activists have painted it as such in the past. But we do not live apart from our environment. Read more »

Unpopular Demand: Sex Work, the Supreme Court, and a Contentious Anti-Prostitution Pledge

The federal policy known as PEPFAR effectively guarantees harm to the people it claims to protect. Read more »

Very Online: Kaitlin Bennett Is the Latest Conservative White Woman to Build a Career on Outrage

Kaitlin Bennett has built a career via the digitization of white women’s tears. 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 »

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 »

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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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 »