Activism

Changing Tides: Black Feminists Are Mobilizing for Trans Women

The fight for racial justice can only be enriched by feminist strategies developed with an eye toward trans inclusion and empowerment. Read more »

No Crime, No Punishment: #8toAbolition Imagines a Future without Police and Prisons

Societal definitions of the violent and criminal are designed to absolve the violence and criminality inherent to our white-supremacist capitalist system. Read more »

(Un)safe Refuge: The Built-In Ableism in Queer Spaces

There’s still a huge chunk of the population who have trouble accessing Pride events and LGBTQ safe spaces: disabled queer people. Read more »

Our Only Home: Mapping a More Socially Just Earth Day

Collective action in this critical moment can set the stage for a truly inclusive environmental movement. Read more »

Too Great to Ignore: The Perils of Feminist Prominence

Across social media, those with high followings have activism mapped onto them. Read more »

Beyond Bars: Prison Abolition Should Be the American Dream

The possibilities are endless, if we allow ourselves to dream bigger than criminalization and bondage. Read more »

What Just Happened?: The Murder of George Floyd

Now is the time to rise up, and people across the United States are meeting that demand. Read more »

Looting Is the American Way

Any actual violence in the form of fighting agents of the state is justifiable and should be considered self-defense.  Read more »

Digital Vitriol: White Supremacists Are Capitalizing on Our Reliance on Zoom

This recent wave of digital terrorism is a predictor of what’s to come. Read more »

What Does COVID-19 Mean for the Future of Political Organizing?

For organizers and activists, the question looms as how to act best in the midst of the chaos. Read more »

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A Conversation About Transgender Representation in Pop Culture

Janet Mock, on her MSNBC web show, is one of a handful of transgender people who has recently gained international visibility. Recently, we... Read more »

Dear Bear: My Partner Makes No Money. Is That a Problem?

Our advice columnist offers a lesson in anticapitalist self-care. Read more »

Politically Correct Language Isn't Just About Being Polite—It's About Survival

Photo by Phillipe Leroyer (Creative Commons). Two weeks ago, Jonathan Chait published the lengthy essay “Not a Very P.C.... 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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