Politics

Katie Hill Is Not a Perfect Victim. Here’s Why That Matters.

What happens when someone is both a victim and a victimizer? Read more »

A Ball of Fire: How Climate Change Is Affecting the Mental Health of Gen Z

The young people doing this work are also fighting against the demonization of their activism. Read more »

A Dangerous Scapegoat: Monitoring Mentally Ill People’s Phones Is an Orwellian Nightmare

It’s based on the idea that technology could predict mass shootings before they happen—an idea that Trump has indicated support of. Read more »

A Dogma in the Fight: Why Hillary Clinton’s Half-Assed Take on Trans Identity Matters

A clumsy answer on trans identity was the perfect opportunity for right-wing media to hit two prized targets at once. Read more »

Backtalk: FaceBOO!

This week, Dahlia and Amy talk Facebook’s bid for world domination and what Mark Zuckerberg’s latest appearance before Congress revealed. Read more »

PG&E’s Planned Power Outages Prioritize Profit over Disabled Lives

PG&E’s decision to stage intentional blackouts across much of California is a window into the harm that privatization will wreak not only on our environment but the most vulnerable among us. Read more »

Dicks in a Box: The Enduring Fear of Penis-Snatching Witches

Castration anxiety is the unidentified main character in fantastical stories about penis-stealing witches. Read more »

Raising Hell: Satanic Feminism’s Eternal Legacy

Activist groups such as W.I.T.C.H. and others show how satanism can be used as a powerful unifying force for political engagement. Read more »

A New Generation Goes through the Patriarchal Rites of Passage

For each generation, national events like the Kavanaugh hearings function as a kind of rite of passage. Read more »

The Fight for Trans Employment Protections Comes to the Supreme Court

The Trump administration is rapidly codifying, by executive orders and rulemaking, the right to discriminate against trans people. Read more »

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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 »

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 »

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 »