Politics

Dicks in a Box: The Enduring Fear of Penis-Snatching Witches

Castration anxiety is the unidentified main character in fantastical stories about penis-stealing witches. Read more »

Raising Hell: Satanic Feminism’s Eternal Legacy

Activist groups such as W.I.T.C.H. and others show how satanism can be used as a powerful unifying force for political engagement. Read more »

A New Generation Goes through the Patriarchal Rites of Passage

For each generation, national events like the Kavanaugh hearings function as a kind of rite of passage. Read more »

The Fight for Trans Employment Protections Comes to the Supreme Court

The Trump administration is rapidly codifying, by executive orders and rulemaking, the right to discriminate against trans people. Read more »

Backtalk: Who Gets to Host the Impeachment Party?

This week, Dahlia and Amy get into the impeachment inquiry. Read more »

A Softer Smokey: Fighting Fires Alongside Toxic Masculinity

Smokey is a symbol of the failure of our government to embrace progressive ideals and a more inclusive and open-minded ecological stance which would lead to more thoughtfully managed natural spaces. Read more »

The Good Fight: The Invisible Young Women Driving Climate-Change Activism

Younger women are at the forefront of the climate change conversation. Read more »

This Week in Our Bodies: Population Control Isn’t the Answer to the Climate Crisis

Your weekly update on reproductive rights, and how to join the fight. Read more »

This Week in Our Bodies: Abortion Rates Have Dropped in America, but Not for the Reason You Think

Your weekly update on reproductive rights, and how to join the fight. Read more »

Popaganda: Stovetop Social Justice

The Los Angeles-based organization Miry’s List has been supporting thousands of individuals and hundreds of families resettling as refugees in the United States since 2016.   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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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 »

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 »

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 »