Politics

This Election Was Always Going to Come Down to Consent

45 doesn’t care if the voters consent to his presidency. Read more »

Understanding Kamala Harris, the Great Multiracial (Black) Hope

Will her election as vice president open the floodgates for another false “post-racial” moment in the mainstream social and political imagination? Read more »

Monstrous Men: The Medusa #MeToo Monument Has an Oedipal Complex

The statue embodies is the long historical pattern in which male competition plays out in the exploitation of female suffering. Read more »

We Won’t Overcome: Joe Biden Erroneously Sheds the Shadow of Stuttering

The former vice president has always championed the traditional ableist notion of “overcoming.” Read more »

How Sex Educator YouTube Went from Guiding Light to Worrisome Shadow

In 2016, YouTube was a space to learn any and everything about sex; maybe, in 2020, it simply isn’t anymore. Read more »

What Just Happened: The Confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett

Amy Coney Barrett sets a dangerous precedent.  Read more »

Kamala Harris Presents a Political Paradox for South Asian Voters

Having roots in Black America and India doesn’t necessarily translate to a progressive record. Read more »

Are You Muslim? and Other Questions White Landlords Ask Me

I can say that I am a Hindu and solve this problem. But I do not. Read more »

Dianne Feinstein Unexpectedly Makes the Argument for Term Limits

Maybe Congress shouldn’t be immortal. 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 »

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 »