Backtalk: Military Trans Ban & Limits of White Imagination

This week, Dahlia and Amy dig into the latest in Trump fuckery and the controversy around an upcoming project from the Game of Thrones showrunners. Earlier this week, Trump announced via three tweets (how presidential!) that he intends to ban transgender people from serving in the military... Read more »

“Birthright” is the Chilling Documentary All Women Must See In 2017

What becomes of women who can’t access the healthcare they need? Read more »

Popaganda: Life in Late Capitalism

“Late capitalism” is a phrase that was first used by Marxist theorists at the turn of the 20th century. Over that time, it’s been used in different ways by different people, but right now, it’s popping up all over as a both funny and cutting term to describe the absurdity and lack of dignity that... Read more »

37 Major Issues Ivanka and Donald Disagree On

They definitely don’t agree about everything. Read more »

The Week in Douchebags: It's a Fuckery Faceoff!

In which we play a little game of “two douchebags enter, one douchebag leaves” with the instigators of the week’s worst news stories. Read more »

Backtalk: Where’s the Justice? & Beguiling Whiteness

This week, Dahlia and Amy discuss the disappointing verdicts of both the mistrial in the sexual assault case against Bill Cosby and the acquittal of the police officer who murdered Philando Castile. They also get into the beguiling whiteness of The Beguiled, a film set during the Civil War... Read more »

Maxine Waters Won’t Let Up On Trump

Should Trump eventually be convicted of “high crimes and misdemeanors” and ousted from office, it could likely be because of the fearlessness, determination, and hard work of Auntie Maxine. Read more »

Adventures on Comey Island: What We Heard During Today’s Testimony

 If Trump says something in a forest and no one’s around to hear him, did he say anything at all? Read more »

Backtalk: White Supremacy Kills & DAPL Update

This week, Dahlia and Amy talk about the horrific attack in Portland by a known white supremacist that left two dead and one injured. They look at the racist history of Portland and Oregon, to see how the “whitest city in America” has a lot of work to do that stands in opposition of it being a... Read more »

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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 »

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 »

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 »