Politics

Even during a Pandemic, Fatphobia Won’t Take a Day Off

The medical system is the locus for fat people’s oppression. Read more »

Digital Vitriol: White Supremacists Are Capitalizing on Our Reliance on Zoom

This recent wave of digital terrorism is a predictor of what’s to come. Read more »

What Does COVID-19 Mean for the Future of Political Organizing?

For organizers and activists, the question looms as how to act best in the midst of the chaos. Read more »

Andrew Yang, It’s Not on Asian Americans to Prove Their “Americanness”

While Asian Americans are being targeted, former presidential candidate Andrew Yang decided to perpetuate the model minority myth. Read more »

Protecting Voting Rights for Trans People Is a Must for Us All

A comprehensive approach is necessary for reforming voting rights for trans people. Read more »

Trial by Firing: Are Unions the Cure for Post Traumatic Press Disorder?

The vulture capitalists currently doing their damndest to gut and consolidate the media cannot be trusted. Read more »

Hand-marked Ballots Are a Disaster for Disabled Voters

Proposed solutions to rampant voter suppression measures and questions about election integrity could actually make polling places even less accessible. Read more »

World on Fire: People Aren’t Bad for the Planet—Capitalism Is

Coronavirus isn’t a “detox” of the Earth; it’s a disruption of the systems powering capitalism. Read more »

Coronavirus Shows Care Work Isn’t Just for Disabled Communities Anymore

Will we continue to support our sick and disabled friends who will remain in isolation, even after shelter in place orders have been lifted? Read more »

Memes to an End: Making the Case for the Living Wage on TikTok

Customer-service workers are sick of being abused and devalued, and while their skits are funny, they’re also communicating a shift that needs to happen in a society that prides itself as progressive. Read more »

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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 »

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 »

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 »