Politics

Unpopular Demand: Sex Work, the Supreme Court, and a Contentious Anti-Prostitution Pledge

The federal policy known as PEPFAR effectively guarantees harm to the people it claims to protect. Read more »

Very Online: Kaitlin Bennett Is the Latest Conservative White Woman to Build a Career on Outrage

Kaitlin Bennett has built a career via the digitization of white women’s tears. Read more »

Hyde and Seek: Where 2020 Candidates Stand on Repealing the Hyde Amendment

The amendment was the successful opening salvo in the U.S. anti-abortion movement. Read more »

Minnesota Nice-Nasty: Amy Klobuchar Is No Feminist Hero

The way a presidential candidate treats their staff isn’t a sideline issue, but one that’s central to who they are and how they will govern. Read more »

A Moderate Proposal: Twitter’s Donald Trump Problem Is a Feature, Not a Bug

Moderation is an institutional problem, not a personal one. Read more »

Popaganda: Class War, but Make It Fashion

Fashion is fueling the marginalization, abuse, and exploitation of some of the world’s most vulnerable women. Read more »

Brokest System: Progressive Candidates Keep Their Distance from Welfare Reform

Every person, regardless of their income level or employment status, is worthy and valuable and deserves to be treated with respect and dignity.  Read more »

Elizabeth Warren’s Healthcare Plan is a Step Forward for Disability Justice

Historically, the disability community has not been considered a key demographic for politicians. Read more »

What Just Happened?: The Acquittal of Donald Trump

Even if the arc of the moral universe does bend toward justice—and it’s not clear that it does—it’s little comfort in a time as tenuous as this one. Read more »

Popaganda: Inside Michele Pred’s Feminist Artist Studio

Pred has spent the last few years transforming vintage purses into political statements. Read more »

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Douchebag Decree: Anti-Choice Hidden Camera Edition

Tool-in-pimp's-clothing James O'Keefe's laughable costume and douchebag seduction methods have mostly discredited his conservative... Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »