Politics

World on Fire: Colonial Suppression of Indigenous Knowledge Set America on Fire

In the face of horrible climate trauma, those in power must be radical and imaginative. Read more »

Very Online: Biden Beauty and the Presidential Merch Wars

Biden Beauty feels to me like less of an investment in Biden himself than the result of a nagging uncertainty. Read more »

White Men Screaming: 5 Feminist Takeaways from the First 2020 Presidential Debate

The debate was all over the place. Here’s some clarity. Read more »

Less Flawed Union: The Unsung Heroes of the Suffrage and Civil Rights Movements

Despite playing a pivotal role in the original suffrage movement, women of color reaped none of the reward. Read more »

Our Loss: We Still Don’t Know How to Mourn Jewish Celebrities

It’s a disservice to remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg as a feminist icon but erase her Jewishness. Read more »

Donald Trump Won’t Condemn White Supremacists Because He Is One

Donald Trump used a nationally televised debate to stoke flames that are already raging. Read more »

Breonna Taylor, the Figurehead, the Martyr, the Product

Black women victims of police violence are treated as if they’re disposable, their names evoked only to sell magazines and increase social-media engagement. Read more »

Beyond Deception: What It’s Really like to Be an Afro Latinx Scholar in Academia

For true equity, it’s time to intentionally center visibly Black Latinx scholars. Read more »

Very Online: Distilling RBG into a Meme Warps Her Legacy

In death, the memeification of Ginsburg fails her. Read more »

Finding Abortion Care Is Even Harder Than It Seems

Abortion is our right and we get to choose what we want for our bodies. 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »