Politics

Controlling Interest: Revisioning the binary of abortion and contraception

On the left, the right, and everywhere in between, we still hear about “bad” abortion havers and “good” birth-control seekers. Read more »

The Defenders: Colombian Women are Putting Their Lives on the Line for the Earth

Latin America was by far the most dangerous region in the world for environmental advocates, and Colombia has consistently been one of the most dangerous. Read more »

Out of the Dark: Illustrators Capture Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s Breathtaking Moment

One image encapsulated the morning of September 27, when Dr. Christine Blasey Ford addressed the Senate Judiciary Committee: a photograph of Ford, eyes closed and right hand raised, taking an oath of honesty in front of the world. Read more »

I Went to Yale: Elite Law Schools Are Breeding Grounds for Rape Culture

Every time Brett Kavanaugh used Yale to virtue-signal his goodness, somewhere, another student just like him looked at that and thought they too were safe from reproach. Read more »

The Painful Reason Christine Blasey Ford Needs Two Front Doors

Nobody unintentionally puts their hand over a person’s mouth as they sexually assault them; it’s a calculated, monstrous, and evil act of silencing. Read more »

The Manipulative Power of White Men’s Tears

The Kavanaugh hearings exemplified how men weaponize the concept of male vulnerability to maintain power. Read more »

What Just Happened?: Christine Blasey Ford Is a Goddamn American Hero

Are we all okay? Is everybody hydrated and reminding each other to unclench our teeth, lower our shoulders, and keep our pets close? Read more »

Your Silence Will Not Protect You: The Strategic Disruption of Brett Kavanaugh’s Agenda

What’s at stake if Kavanaugh is confirmed? Everything. Read more »

Unapologetically Free: Charlene Carruthers Gives Us A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements

If we see our work through a Black Queer Feminist Lens, we can actually move toward and be engaged in that work of collective liberation. Read more »

Light of Truth: Ida B. Wells Enters the Very White, Very Male Statue Game

Can we reimagine public remembrance as a community-funded endeavor? 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 »

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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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 »