Politics

Three Lives Intertwined: “A Burning” Challenges Islamophobia and Political Neglect

The violence of the crowd and the violence of poverty don’t simply happen; they’re created and maintained by the decision-making of those in power. Read more »

Beyond Bars: Prison Abolition Should Be the American Dream

The possibilities are endless, if we allow ourselves to dream bigger than criminalization and bondage. Read more »

Undivine Intervention: Do We Need Religious Faith to Defend Humanitarian Aid?

What religious-freedom claims mean for the legal future of progressive movements. Read more »

What Just Happened?: The Murder of George Floyd

Now is the time to rise up, and people across the United States are meeting that demand. Read more »

Looting Is the American Way

Any actual violence in the form of fighting agents of the state is justifiable and should be considered self-defense.  Read more »

Manipulative Neutrality: Mark Zuckerberg Won’t Fact-Check Trump, Threatening Democracy in the Process

At this point, it’s impossible to argue that social media is a neutral force. Read more »

What in the Hell is Going on with Joe Biden?

Calling out our collective dissatisfaction with the person campaigning for our support isn’t some odd form of selling out. Read more »

Left in the Lurch: It’s Time for a Post-Bernie Reckoning

Sanders’s campaigns revealed the danger of reconceiving leftism as a Big Name–driven electoral brand. Read more »

As Struggling Creatives Join Sex Work, What Do Long-Term Sex Workers Lose?

Even if they don’t practice sex work, many creatives tap into sexuality as an extension of self, exploring it in sculpture, photography, and performance. Read more »

Coronavirus Is Triggering Historical Trauma—and Real Life Consequences—for Native Americans

Like the rest of the world, Indian country is scared, and it has even more reason to be. 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »