Politics

Red Handed: Kristen R. Ghodsee on Sex and Socialism

Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism highlights the stories of feminists and socialists who worked to make women’s lives better under socialism, while pointing to ways we can adapt their lessons for the future. Read more »

No Welcome Mat: The Problem with Houselessness Policies

Instead of shaming people without homes, states should create programs that focus on securing housing for people. Read more »

Trump’s Anti-Trans Policy Efforts Aren’t New—and Their History Is Horrifying

The transition from Weimar to Nazi Germany and Obama-era to Trump-era United States have striking similarities. Read more »

Ending Voter Suppression Is the Only Way to Stop the GOP

Since the Supreme Court decimated key parts of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 in 2013, conservative legislatures have continued targeting low-income communities of color, elders, disabled people, students, and other key Democratic constituencies.  Read more »

Queering the Midterms: 2018’s Barrier-Breaking LGBTQ Candidates

While Democrats’ failed to regain the Senate, this certainly feels like a rainbow wave. Read more »

It’s 420 Somewhere: The Growing Embrace of Legal Weed

Marijuana legalization legislation was on the ballot in four states this week. Read more »

5 Midterm Victory Speeches from Leaders We're so Ready For

These victory speeches capture the energy and excitement sweeping the country—and serve as a teaser for what’s to come from these five newly elected champions. Read more »

What Just Happened?: The Year of the Woman 2.0

Last night was a powerful start to taking back the democratic process. Read more »

Kin in the Game: Social Change Can’t Just Be For “Families”

Journalists, aid organizations, and politicians rarely ask us to sympathize with people not categorized as “families.” Read more »

7 Congressional Races That Could Reshape the Country

Here’s the latest on seven key races to pay attention to today. Read more »

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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »