Politics

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 »

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 »

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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 »

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 »

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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