Politics

A Fresh Framework: The Feminism of the Abolition Movement

The police are not a feminist institution—they’re both the footsoldiers and the benefactors of racism, sexism, misogynoir, colonialism, and violence. Read more »

Being Ableist toward Donald Trump Only Hurts Disabled People

Every time a politician stumbles, stutters, or misspeaks, we seemingly return to that toxic notion that to be ill is to be less than. Read more »

Changing Tides: Black Feminists Are Mobilizing for Trans Women

The fight for racial justice can only be enriched by feminist strategies developed with an eye toward trans inclusion and empowerment. Read more »

Many Deaf Women Aren’t Safer at Home

48 million deaf or hard of hearing people in the United States at risk of domestic violence during the lockdown. Read more »

No Crime, No Punishment: #8toAbolition Imagines a Future without Police and Prisons

Societal definitions of the violent and criminal are designed to absolve the violence and criminality inherent to our white-supremacist capitalist system. Read more »

(Un)safe Refuge: The Built-In Ableism in Queer Spaces

There’s still a huge chunk of the population who have trouble accessing Pride events and LGBTQ safe spaces: disabled queer people. Read more »

What Just Happened?: The Supreme Court Sides with LGBTQ Americans

In a surprising twist, the Supreme Court decided that Title VII has always covered gender identity, meaning that it’s illegal to terminate a trans person’s employment because they’re trans. Read more »

Too Great to Ignore: The Perils of Feminist Prominence

Across social media, those with high followings have activism mapped onto them. Read more »

World on Fire: As COVID-19 Spreads, So Do Stereotypes about the South

The rhetoric folks use when talking about the South has got to stop. Read more »

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 »

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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 »

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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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 »