Spelled Out: Stop Trying to Make “Witch Hunt” Happen, Donald

Saying that you’re the subject of a witch hunt implies that you’ve done nothing wrong, and that’s just not true, Donnie. Read more »

Examining Trump with a House of Cards: The Line Separating Reality and TV Political Drama is Fading

The line between reality and political television drama is wearing thin. Read more »

Backtalk: Accountability of PWR BTTM & Murder of Jordan Edwards

This week, Dahlia and Amy talk about what accountability looks like for two recent stories: the sexual assualt allegations against the queer punk band PWR BTTM and the murder of teenager Jordan Edwards at the hands of a police officer. They dig into what it looks like to be held responsible... Read more »

Bad Math: The Economics of Deportation Don’t Add Up

This article appears in our 2017 Spring issue, Family Values. Subscribe today! Throughout his campaign, Donald Trump promised to round up and deport all 11 million undocumented immigrants currently residing in the United States. The issue of immigration is nonpartisan: President Obama has... Read more »

What Just Happened?: 100 Days of Trump

The past 100 days have been hard. Here is a list of 100 things that were not as visible in these 100 days as they should have been, that deserve your attention, or that we just want to remember and re-celebrate: Read more »

The Truth Will Not Be Circulated: Fake News and Incarcerated Parents

Fake news succeeds because it disempowers readers by expecting them to believe everything they see, to react to headlines and share articles without ever having read them. Read more »

Popaganda: Where Abortion Is Illegal

Donald Trump and Mike Pence say they want to ban abortion in the United States. But they seem to have a hazy idea of what that will actually mean. Millions of people around the world know all too well what happens when abortion is criminalized: 25 percent of the world’s population lives... Read more »

Popaganda: When Your Parents Are Deported

Donald Trump issued executive orders that call for the deportation of any and all undocumented immigrants in the United States. Reporters estimate that would mean the deportation of 11 million people.Imagine coming home from school and your dad is gone. But what will thousands—or millions—of... Read more »

Material Acts: Chilean Embroiderers Record Memory Stitch-by-Stitch

From a piece of a baby’s onesie, one woman imagines a banner. From the ragged scrap of a dress, another imagines a downtown protest. Using bits and pieces of fabric, these embroiderers construct elaborate scenes from their everyday lives and their country’s history. Read more »

Soft Serve : The Media Normalization of Mike Pence

It’s one (terrible and ill-advised) thing to politely pretend that Pence’s tenure in Indiana wasn’t uniformly awful for anyone who wasn’t Mike Pence. It’s another to rewrite history. Read more »

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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 »

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 »

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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