Politics

Religious Exemption: Catholic Hospitals Are Barring Transgender Patients from Surgery

These policies and resulting statements, coupled with the reach and growth of Catholic healthcare systems, could make access to gender-confirmation surgery even more difficult. Read more »

World on Fire: Fanning the Flames of Climate Change as Australia Burns

Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been historically careless when it comes to safeguarding the environment. Read more »

Backtalk: Happy New Year! The World Is On Fire!

Dahlia and Amy ring in the new year (yay!) talking about how the world is burning down (boo!). The beginning of this decade can feel hopeless, but all hope is not lost: stay informed, organize, and create change.  Read more »

The Personal Will Not Save You: What’s Really at Stake When We Partake in Performative Environmentalism

Sometimes the individual things we do, and how we frame them, are actually harmful, whether they worsen a problem or distract from a larger issue. Read more »

Very Online: What TikTok Reveals about Gen Z’s Impeachment Concerns

TikTok offers a unique space for young people to engage with each other and feel validated in their political opinions. Read more »

Ugh, You Again?: The Most Unwelcome Comebacks of 2019

It seems like the ugliest, most nonsensical, and most harmful things are the ones repeating on us like a rancid Christmas ham. Read more »

What Just Happened?: The Impeachment of 45

Impeachment proceedings are rare and complicated. What do they actually mean? Read more »

Missing Cells: The Growing Economic Value of Immigrant and Refugee Biological Data

Arresting and deporting undocumented people has become lucrative because their biological, biometric data can be mined, harvested, and used to generate profit. Read more »

Bound Together: One Year Later, FOSTA-SESTA Throws Sex Workers Back into the Fire

The practical impact of the law is incredibly detrimental. Read more »

Popaganda: Burning down the House

What will it take to continue empowering women in politics to shake up the system? Read more »

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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 »

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 »

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 »