Politics

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 »

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 »

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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »