Politics

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 »

Finding Abortion Care Is Even Harder Than It Seems

Abortion is our right and we get to choose what we want for our bodies. Read more »

Forced Collection: Abolishing ICE Is a Call for Reproductive Justice

The current forced sterilization of migrant women is not an aberration or anomaly in the history of this country. Read more »

The Weight of the Word: Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Complicated Legacy

The memeification of the justice has, at times, felt like hollow marketplace feminism. Read more »

What Just Happened: The Death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

We can channel RBG’s determination to fight back against unjust systems. Read more »

Colleges Are Fumbling Their Response to Coronavirus—Again

It didn’t have to be this way, but this is what happens when colleges are more concerned with sports, the money they get from dormitories, or the ability to charge facility fees than they are with the health of their students and their professors.  Read more »

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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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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 »

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 »