Politics

Dianne Feinstein Unexpectedly Makes the Argument for Term Limits

Maybe Congress shouldn’t be immortal. Read more »

RBG Fundamentally Shaped the Lives of Women with Disabilities

Although the fight for disability rights is not complete, Ginsburg used her power and privilege to bring the fight for disability rights to the legal mainstream. Read more »

100 Seconds to Midnight: Understanding the Likelihood of a Trumpian Coup

If we as a country stand back and wait for the Constitution to enforce itself, enforcement is unlikely to ever materialize. Read more »

Vile Villainization: Why Did Conservatives Attack Chrissy Teigen for Miscarrying?

Teigen’s experience is heartbreaking, but it isn’t uncommon in a country that politicizes and distorts miscarriages. Read more »

Cancel Check: “Cancel Culture,” Abolition, and the Meaning of Accountability

Why can’t we recognize “canceling” as a reckoning with power and justice? Read more »

Faithful Bigot: Amy Coney Barrett Is the Catholic Church’s Secret Weapon

Like other American institutions, the Catholic Church has been shaped by white supremacy. Read more »

Flies and Lies: 5 Feminist Takeaways from the Vice Presidential Debate

Men will talk over women every single time. Read more »

Teen Girls Shouldn’t Have to Fix Our Country

We shouldn’t be making demands of Claudia Conway, especially if they aren’t demands we’ve even made of ourselves. Read more »

Biden, Byrde, and the Limits of “Toxic Masculinity” Discourse

For men like Joe Biden, the solution is never to contend with their own role in upholding an oppressive system—or to step aside to make room for others. Read more »

Progressive Lenses: Women Candidates and the New Double Standard

Merely stating that sexism exists in politics can imperil any woman’s political campaign. 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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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 »

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 »

Douchebag Decree: Anti-Choice Hidden Camera Edition

Tool-in-pimp's-clothing James O'Keefe's laughable costume and douchebag seduction methods have mostly discredited his conservative... Read more »