Politics

Food Fight: SNAP Restrictions Are Penalties for Poverty

For the poor in this country, food is often linked to shame and dehumanization. Read more »

Rebecca Nagle on the Case That Could Alter Indigenous Land Rights Forever

The Supreme Court’s decision will likely impact the treaty and land rights of five tribes in Oklahoma.  Read more »

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 »

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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 »

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 »

Valuable Resources: The Ableist Fight Over Plastic Straws

Straws are easy to target, but cities and companies still rely on environmentally harmful practices. 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 »