Politics

What Just Happened?: The Impeachment of 45

Impeachment proceedings are rare and complicated. What do they actually mean? Read more »

Missing Cells: The Growing Economic Value of Immigrant and Refugee Biological Data

Arresting and deporting undocumented people has become lucrative because their biological, biometric data can be mined, harvested, and used to generate profit. Read more »

Bound Together: One Year Later, FOSTA-SESTA Throws Sex Workers Back into the Fire

The practical impact of the law is incredibly detrimental. Read more »

Popaganda: Burning down the House

What will it take to continue empowering women in politics to shake up the system? Read more »

Very Online: “Kamala Is a Cop” Is More Than a Meme for Many Black Voters

What does it mean that “Kamala is a cop” is being called a meme as a means to dismiss it, especially considering that Black people drive much of meme culture? Read more »

Poison Control: Where the 2020 Candidates Stand on Regulating Pesticide

Women in Latinx-majority agricultural communities are most vulnerable to pesticide exposure because of prolonged exposure in their workplace environment. Read more »

Degrees of Harm: Jasmine Banks Wants to Get Dark Money Out of Higher Education

The insidious influence of the Koch brothers is flourishing on college campuses—and under the radar. Read more »

Backtalk: Trumpeachment Update

This week, Dahlia and Amy talk about the latest in the impeachment inquiry and whether it means we’ll finally kick Trump out of office. Read more »

Rebecca Alexander Wants to Make It Easier to Be Fat in Public

It’s profound to live in a body that’s so normal, and yet no one designs for. Read more »

Aria Sa’id Is Fighting for Trans Women of Color in San Francisco

People don’t realize that words and narratives affect transgender women in many ways. 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 »

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 »

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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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 »