Politics

White Icons: What Does RBG Mean to Black Legal Scholars?

It’s Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s ability to dip in and out of the issues that so directly affect people who don’t look like her that raises larger questions about how whiteness is performed in this country. Read more »

World on Fire: Colonial Suppression of Indigenous Knowledge Set America on Fire

In the face of horrible climate trauma, those in power must be radical and imaginative. Read more »

Very Online: Biden Beauty and the Presidential Merch Wars

Biden Beauty feels to me like less of an investment in Biden himself than the result of a nagging uncertainty. Read more »

White Men Screaming: 5 Feminist Takeaways from the First 2020 Presidential Debate

The debate was all over the place. Here’s some clarity. Read more »

Less Flawed Union: The Unsung Heroes of the Suffrage and Civil Rights Movements

Despite playing a pivotal role in the original suffrage movement, women of color reaped none of the reward. Read more »

Our Loss: We Still Don’t Know How to Mourn Jewish Celebrities

It’s a disservice to remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg as a feminist icon but erase her Jewishness. Read more »

Donald Trump Won’t Condemn White Supremacists Because He Is One

Donald Trump used a nationally televised debate to stoke flames that are already raging. Read more »

Breonna Taylor, the Figurehead, the Martyr, the Product

Black women victims of police violence are treated as if they’re disposable, their names evoked only to sell magazines and increase social-media engagement. Read more »

Beyond Deception: What It’s Really like to Be an Afro Latinx Scholar in Academia

For true equity, it’s time to intentionally center visibly Black Latinx scholars. Read more »

Very Online: Distilling RBG into a Meme Warps Her Legacy

In death, the memeification of Ginsburg fails her. 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 »

A Look at How Media Writes Women of Color

Nearly every Saturday morning, feminists of color hold Twitter discussions taking a deeper look at issues, such as gender violence. It’s the... Read more »

Valuable Resources: The Ableist Fight Over Plastic Straws

Straws are easy to target, but cities and companies still rely on environmentally harmful practices. 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 »