Activism

The Secret Abortion Movement That Revolutionized Feminist Health Before “Roe v. Wade”

“We traveled everywhere, and everywhere there were women who wanted to learn this.”

The Infuriating Failure of Alice Sebold's Apology

Sebold’s statement after the exoneration of a man she accused of rape in 1981 suggests she bears no responsibility for his conviction or 16 year incarceration. Read more »

Tell It Like It Is: Fannie Lou Hamer Sounded the Alarm on Forced Sterilization

Hamer was the first civil rights activist during the 1960s to openly address forced sterilization. Read more »

Soul Survivor: Tarana Burke's "Unbound" Brings #MeToo Back to Its Roots

Burke continues a tradition of Black feminist thought that centers Black girls and women. Read more »

The #SayHerName Movement Doesn’t Include Ashli Babbitt

To be clear, #SayHerName isn’t just a hashtag; it’s a movement.  Read more »

Defund the Police Is a Demand—and We Should Heed It

Instead of backing off, this is the time to barrel forward with our demands. Read more »

Love No Limit: We Should Think about Prison Abolition as a Love Story

We’re not only working to abolish the prison-industrial complex. We’re also working to build communities of care. Read more »

Uncaging Humanity: Rethinking Accountability in the Age of Abolition

The closer of a community you build, the more you know your neighbors, and the more you understand them as real people with real conflict. Read more »

Flipping the Focus: The Reclaimers Are Fighting the Vacant Housing Crisis

Who is being displaced from cities in order to make room for the wealthy? Read more »

Just Because the Election Is Over Doesn’t Mean the Work Is

If you’re not sure where to start, we’ve got some concrete tips for getting and remaining involved. 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 »

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Trans Women Are Women. Why Do We Have to Keep Saying This?

Caitlin Jenner posing on the cover of Vanity Fair This Sunday, the New York Times ran an op-ed by... Read more »

Mad Science: Deconstructing Bunk Reporting in 5 Easy Steps

British scientists have uncovered the truth behind one of modern culture's greatest mysteries: why little girls play with pink toys. Is it...

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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 »

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 »