Politics

No Safe Haven: When Natural Disasters Strike Behind Prison Walls

Freedom of movement should be a human right, and yet even in the face of terrifying hurricanes, tsunamis, or wildfires, evacuation of inmates is a decision left to the mercy of local and federal officials. Read more »

What Just Happened?: Ohio Just Effectively Banned Abortion

The six-week abortion ban known as the “heartbeat bill” is now law in Ohio. Read more »

Punishment Is Not Justice: Defying Definitions After Sexual Violence

We need to move beyond binary survivor-perpetrator framing. Read more »

PleaseSaveMe: When Crowdfunding Is the Difference between Living and Dying

A petitioner’s viral video, robust social-media presence, or heartbreaking selfie is worth its weight in doctors’ visits. Read more »

I Kissed Consent Goodbye: Purity Culture and Sexual Violence on Evangelical Christian Campuses

Purity is tarnished by sexual contact, regardless of circumstances, and the only recourse is to pray for a “second virginity.” Read more »

15 Indigenous Feminists to Know, Read, and Listen To

Native American stories and voices have been long ignored by mainstream social culture. Read more »

15 Latina Activists Who Inspire Me

Out of the countless Latinas who have impacted my life and politics, I’ve put together this list of activists who inspire me. Here are 15 women who have dedicated their lives to unwavering advocacy and trailblazing. Read more »

What Just Happened?: The Mueller Report Won’t Save Us

It looks like this monstrous presidency has some smarmy new fuel. Read more »

Backtalk: Scammer SZN

This week, Dahlia and Amy get into all things scammy. The recent news of what the FBI called “Operation Varsity Blues” has revealed a multi-million dollar college admissions scheme run by an organization to aid wealthy parents in bribing university administrators and college prep tutors to pay... Read more »

Suffragette City: The Reluctant, History-Making story of Wyoming’s Esther Morris

“Although I have often regretted I was not better qualified to fill the position,” she wrote, “like all pioneers, I have labored in faith and hope.” 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 »

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 »

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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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 »