Politics

The Painful Reason Christine Blasey Ford Needs Two Front Doors

Nobody unintentionally puts their hand over a person’s mouth as they sexually assault them; it’s a calculated, monstrous, and evil act of silencing. Read more »

The Manipulative Power of White Men’s Tears

The Kavanaugh hearings exemplified how men weaponize the concept of male vulnerability to maintain power. Read more »

What Just Happened? : Christine Blasey Ford Is a Goddamn American Hero

Are we all okay? Is everybody hydrated and reminding each other to unclench our teeth, lower our shoulders, and keep our pets close? Read more »

Your Silence Will Not Protect You: The Strategic Disruption of Brett Kavanaugh’s Agenda

What’s at stake if Kavanaugh is confirmed? Everything. Read more »

Unapologetically Free: Charlene Carruthers Gives Us A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements

If we see our work through a Black Queer Feminist Lens, we can actually move toward and be engaged in that work of collective liberation. Read more »

Light of Truth: Ida B. Wells Enters the Very White, Very Male Statue Game

Can we reimagine public remembrance as a community-funded endeavor? Read more »

Valuable Resources: The Ableist Fight Over Plastic Straws

Straws are easy to target, but cities and companies still rely on environmentally harmful practices. Read more »

Gambling for Freedom: Crafting Sally Hemings’s Complicated Legacy

Monticello is recognizing the slave girl who was raped by her master. Read more »

What Just Happened? : From Fake News to Real Bullets

We all knew this would eventually happen. Read more »

Out of the Frame: How News and Pop Culture Obscure Immigrant Women

Stories about undocumented women focus on how the American government “saved” them from harrowing abuse. Read more »

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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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A Look at How Media Writes Women of Color

Nearly every Saturday morning, feminists of color hold Twitter discussions taking a deeper look at issues, such as gender violence. It’s the... 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 »

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 »