Politics

Suffragette City: The Reluctant, History-Making story of Wyoming’s Esther Morris

“Although I have often regretted I was not better qualified to fill the position,” she wrote, “like all pioneers, I have labored in faith and hope.” Read more »

Marielle, Presente!: A Movement Remembers

Though Marielle Franco was brutally murdered for her politics, we refuse to let the racialized misogynist violence that took her body also take her memory and legacy. Read more »

The Untold Story of Women in the Zapatistas

Zapatista women now choose their own partners, they often have two to four children, and there has been a dramatic decrease in domestic violence. Read more »

Apostle of the Cacti: How Minerva Hamilton Hoyt Saved the Desert

Minerva Hamilton Hoyt’s erasure is so predictable because Americans have mythologized the creation of our national parks as an inherently masculine endeavor. Read more »

Missing, Murdered, but Never Forgotten: Violence, Colonialism, and Justice for Indigenous Women

Today, sexual and gendered violence is one of the greatest issues plaguing Indian country.  Read more »

Adventures in Feministory: Fannie Lou Hamer

Fannie Lou Hamer is often overlooked despite her staggering contributions to social change. Read more »

How Planned Parenthood Became a Safe Haven for Queer Women

Until the mainstream medical community learns to recognize queer women’s right to affordable, queer-inclusive care, Planned Parenthood will remain an essential, valuable resource. Read more »

Douchebag Decree: You Say School Spirit, I Say Racism

The Covington Catholic students were on a “mission” to protest reproductive freedom that ended in the public taunting of people of color. Read more »

Flagged Down: “America First” Feminism Is Not the Future

Feminist resistance must be equally resolute in rejecting assaults on women’s rights wherever they occur. Read more »

How Thousands of Americans Received Abortion Care Abroad Before "Roe v. Wade"

Persistent attacks on abortion access means grassroots efforts are still essential in addressing growing inequities in reproductive healthcare access, especially for underage women, women of color, and poor and rural women. 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 »

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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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 »

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 »