Politics

Suspicious Minds: The Conspiracy Theories That Shaped America’s Paranoid Politics

Conspiracy theories offer a coherent plot that seems to stabilize a world in flux. Read more »

Cis Women Can’t Ignore Trump’s Anti-Trans Shelter Policy

While the HUD proposal would undoubtedly hurt trans people first and foremost, its language and implications should terrify women everywhere. Read more »

World on Fire: Environmental Racism and COVID-19 Are a Deadly Combination

Ultimately, the only cure for environmental racism is to entirely dismantle the structures that allow it to fester. Read more »

Boys and Their Toys: Privatizing Space Is the Ultimate Tech Bro Fantasy

This race takes place firmly within capitalism, as a coterie of tech billionaires flex their fantasies for starfaring civilizations. Read more »

30 Years after the ADA, It’s Time to Imagine a More Accessible Future

America’s treatment of its disabled citizens is still deeply flawed. Read more »

Pushing for More Women in the Police Force Is a Cop Out

Women are subsumed into the culture of policing rather than standing against it. Read more »

LGBTQ Rights Organizations Fighting for More Than Marriage Equality

These organizations are centering the need to end the violence and persecution of LGBTQ people. Read more »

A Black Woman Vice President Can’t Save a Nation from Itself

The United States is ready to place the onus of healing the nation onto the shoulders of a Black woman. Read more »

Free Radicals: Abolition’s Roots in Healing Are a Key to Its Future

Abolition is, at its core, about creating new worlds. Read more »

This Year, Pride Returned to Its Radical Roots

Social justice movements demanding civil rights for minority groups have too often been led by queer people of color who are later erased in our remembrance of events. Read more »

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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 »

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 »

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 »