Politics

Value Judgments: A Focus on “Good” Perpetrators is Bad for Victims

We need a reckoning in the courts—and beyond. Read more »

Beyond the Back Alley: Activist Rebecca Gomperts Is Reshaping Last-Ditch Abortion Care

An interview with the doctor who will mail abortion medication anywhere in the United States, despite an FDA threat. Read more »

Fighting for Home: Queer People of Color Are Leading the Battle against Gentrification

In the movement against the churning financial, political, and social forces of gentrification, who fights—and how they fight—matters. Read more »

Backtalk: The Hideous Man Who Became President

This week, Dahlia and Amy discuss E. Jean Carroll’s cover story for New York magazine about all of the hideous men from her life. Through her piercing and frank prose, Carroll shares an account of sexual assault at the small hands of Trump. How will this latest accusation against Trump... Read more »

Targeting the Opposition: The Long, Troubling History of Cops at Pride Parades

Pride started in the late 1950s as a series of riots and protests against police officers. Read more »

Injustice Ignited: Incarcerated Firefighters on the Frontlines

At least six incarcerated firefighters have died while on duty since 1983. Read more »

Sea Change: “Knock Down the House” Captures the Wave of Women Running for Office

A “sea change” in the number of first-time women candidates needs as much documentation as possible in order to show and tell us that it’s possible. Read more »

Backtalk: The Devil Works Hard But Anti-Abortion Politicians Work Harder

This week, Dahlia and Amy discuss the recent passage of the most severe abortion ban in Alabama and what this could mean for Roe v. Wade and abortion access across the country. Anti-abortion politicians continue to argue for the sanctity of life and the personhood of a fetus while ignoring... Read more »

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 »

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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 »

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 »

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 »