Politics

Mental Health Advocates to Know, Read, and Listen To

Shame combined with a lack of information and resources contributes to a culture in which mental health concerns aren’t taken seriously. Read more »

Want to Fight Heartbeat Bills? Pay for Abortions

The National Network of Abortion Funds is a network of local grassroots organizations that make the legal right to abortion actually possible. Read more »

There Are No Lone Wolves

The murders of millions of Indigenous and Black people over the last 500 years has certainly shaped American culture too, but it’s not often discussed in conjunction with mass shootings. Read more »

8 Ways to Reclaim Mother’s Day

The founder of Mother’s Day was a righteous, anti-capitalist activist.  Read more »

If Mama’s Free: Abolitionist Blues for Liberation

Black mamas are sitting in prison awaiting trial for being too free. Read more »

Women Do the Majority of the Family Care. Can We Get Some Paid Leave?

More than two-thirds of the American public agrees that paid family leave should be available to all workers, even if they disagree about how it should be paid for. Read more »

Backtalk: Student Moans

This week, Dahlia and Amy get upset about student loans. Elizabeth Warren’s campaign recently unveiled a student loan forgiveness plan as part of her platform, finally seriously centering the student debt crisis as something the government should help alleviate. How we talk about the student... Read more »

No More Pencils, No More Books: What’s Next after the Year of the Teachers’ Strike?

2019, while still young, has shown that it’s in the running to be yet another extraordinarily important one for America’s unions, with teachers still at the forefront. Read more »

Prison Rape Is Not a Punch Line

How often have you heard someone chuckle about “dropping the soap”?  Read more »

Let Monarchy Reign: “We Are the Radical Monarchs” Shows How High Girls of Color Can Soar

“I began to imagine what a radical young girl’s social justice troop looked like; a group that centered and affirmed her experiences as a beautiful and brilliant Brown girl against so many societal pressures to conform to mainstream ideals of girlhood.” 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »