Politics

Trust Fail: Is Public Service Loan Forgiveness Too Good to Be True?

Out of 28,000 graduates who completed the program and sought loan forgiveness, only 96 received it. Read more »

BitchTapes: Anti-Fascist Heavy Metal Tunes

Metal is too good for Nazis and there are a growing number of artists who agree. Read more »

Popaganda: Puff, Puff, Progress

In this week’s episode, Carmen Rios talks to a slew of “puffragettes” fighting to end the drug war, foster a more equitable cannabis industry, and forge a feminist future in weed.   Read more »

The Amazon Fire Isn’t Just Climate Change—It’s Political Violence

The Amazon fires are another example of politicians prioritizing greed above caring for their constituents and protecting the people who inhabit the land they govern. Read more »

Backtalk: The Power of the People

This week, Dahlia and Amy dig into the mass protest movements across the globe. From Puerto Rico to Portland, Oregon, people are showing up to have their voices heard en masse, demonstrating that the power of people to bring down oppressive systems is inspiring and necessary.  Read more »

Alaska’s Public-Education Crisis Sets a Dangerous Precedent

In the past 10 years, public universities around the country have suffered exorbitant cuts that threaten educational accessibility and quality, a disturbing trend that shows no sign of abating. Read more »

Marianne Williamson Isn’t a Meme—She’s a Danger to Disabled People

Maybe this time around, when disabled people raise the alarm, everyone should listen. Read more »

Unpack Your Whorephobia: Adopting Hoe Aesthetics Requires ACTUALLY Supporting Sex Workers

What Sex Workers call “hoe aesthetics” are being incorporated and appropriated into declarations of liberation with little nuance or increased respect for Sex Workers as a whole. Read more »

Backtalk: This is What White-Supremacist Terrorism Looks Like

This week, Dahlia and Amy are heartbroken over the spate of mass murders at the hands of white men with assault weapons. They talk about the importance of naming the acts of violence as white supremacist terrorism and how marginalized people across all communuties are left vulnerable. Plus, we take... Read more »

We Have a Gun Problem—and It’s on Politicians, Not the Mentally Ill

As gun violence continues to skyrocket, the GOP is looking everywhere but inward on their quest to find someone to blame. 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 »

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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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 »