Backtalk: Jemele Is Not Wrong & the Emmys

This week, Dahlia and Amy talk about the very factual statement: Donald Trump is a white supremacist, as tweeted by sports journalist and truth-teller Jemele Hill, and the highs and lows of this year’s Emmys. Last week, Trump supporters were in an uproar over Hill’s tweets calling Trump... Read more »

Blood on the Tracks: Buffy Sainte-Marie On the Power of Native American Music

“Power in the Blood” is perfect protest music.  Read more »

Pure Evil: The Entwined History of White Supremacy and Fat Hatred

The control of white women’s bodies is paramount to white supremacy. Read more »

All the Good White Men: There’s Nothing Beautiful About Confederate Statues

Our statues tell us that white men are mostly “good.”  Read more »

Free Speech: The Oldest, Whitest Magic Trick

Even if free speech incites violence, genocide, and cause for harm, when it comes to defending free speech, the powerful and privileged stand on higher ground. Read more »

Backtalk: Trump & Tina Fey Respond to Charlottesville

This week, Dahlia and Amy dive into the two of the most awful and inadequate responses to the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Beginning with Trump’s comments that there was “blame on both sides” when violence erupted at the “Unite the Right” rally last week, resulting in... Read more »

Abortion Under 45 Hearkens Back to The Jane Era

It no longer seems irrational to believe that we might need to learn from the resourcefulness of prior generations that did not have access to legal abortion. Read more »

Who's Riding Who: 8 Evangelical Leaders Still On the Trump Train

The Bible said nothing about a tangerine coiffure. Read more »

Long interviews with hideous men: Stop telling us to “understand” bigotry

Do we really need to know the history of and justifications for someone’s beliefs or actions to understand that those beliefs and actions are objectively bad? Read more »

Trump Builds on Manifest Destiny with “The Wall”: FEMINISTS UNITED TO COMBAT KAKISTOCRACY IN TRUMP TIMES

The border is bearer of history, and 45 has revealed he is just another descendent of the architects of Manifest Destiny. 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 »

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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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 »