Politics

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 »

Collective Success: The Myth of Progress through Black Capitalism

When we center and celebrate those who have succeeded in the capitalist project, it becomes easier to be captivated by the myth that hard work and effort will guarantee every Black woman the same success as Rihanna and Serena Williams. Read more »

What Just Happened?: Back to Back Mass Shootings Are Our New Reality

These shootings are so routine, in fact, that many of us barely bat an eyelash or shed a tear before we’re forced to move on to the next tragedy, the next trauma, the next mass loss of life.  Read more »

Nest Eggs: The Booming Baby-Shower Industry Empowers Anti-Choicers

Baby showers and gender-reveal parties reinforce a dangerous narrative perpetuated by anti-choice groups. Read more »

Sorry Isn’t for Suckers: Re-evaluating the Role of Political Apologies

Delivering a good apology might take some practice, but doing so shows strength and a willingness to grow. Read more »

What Just Happened?: Amazon Workers Are on Strike

Amazon’s evolution over the past 20 years has put a spotlight on the human cost of rampant capitalism Read more »

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 »

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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 »

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 »

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 »

A Look at How Media Writes Women of Color

Nearly every Saturday morning, feminists of color hold Twitter discussions taking a deeper look at issues, such as gender violence. It’s the... Read more »