Politics

This Is Exactly Who America Is

For Black people, white nationalism is much more than a political ideal. Read more »

Of Course the Police Allowed White People to Stage a Coup

The police’s investment in curbing white domestic terrorism remains an open question at best. Read more »

A Man Walks Into a Day Spa: Sex-Trafficking Legislation Protects the Wealthy—and Punishes the Powerless

The case of Robert Kraft and Orchids of Asia is the latest coda to an old story. Read more »

Defund the Police Is a Demand—and We Should Heed It

Instead of backing off, this is the time to barrel forward with our demands. Read more »

Wake–Up Call: The Red Pill Is Radicalizing Without Substance

Unchecked misogyny and white supremacy online has very real consequences. Read more »

Love No Limit: We Should Think about Prison Abolition as a Love Story

We’re not only working to abolish the prison-industrial complex. We’re also working to build communities of care. Read more »

The Doctor Is In: Of Course White Dudes Are Losing Their Minds over Jill Biden

There’s something insidiously patriarchal about first ladies being subjected to not-even-clever criticisms about their education pedigree. Read more »

#MeToobin Reveals How Little We’ve Moved the Needle on Workplace Harassment

A wide swath of people still shrug at or even delight in the spectacle of a man turning the workplace into an environment for sexual gratification without consent. Read more »

Legacy Lost: Barack Obama Has Shown His True Colors in 2020

Obama’s commentary on “defund the police” frustrated many activists. Read more »

Uncaging Humanity: Rethinking Accountability in the Age of Abolition

The closer of a community you build, the more you know your neighbors, and the more you understand them as real people with real conflict. Read more »

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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 »

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 »

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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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 »