civil rights

Jeff Sessions is a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

Jeff Sessions’s strategy at his confirmation hearing was to approach every question with a nice voice and a smile, praise for his questioners, careful phrasing, and a conveniently foggy memory. Read more »

Right to Work: Sex Workers in India Organize to Fight Discrimination

In Songachi, one of Asia’s largest red-light districts, sex workers have been fighting for the rights of their community—as well those of sex workers across India—for several years. Read more »

Eyes On the Prize: Donald Trump and the Need for Election Observers

If the Supreme Court and the DOJ won’t protect us, we’ll have to protect each other. Read more »

Safe Passage: Access to Abortion in India

By constantly focusing on sex-selective abortions and being careless with language and imagery, Indian media has reinforced existing stigma around abortion in general.  Read more »

Here Are Resources for Turning Our Sadness Into Action

Don’t let bigots define how we respond to violence. Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Jeff Amyx, Small Business Bigot

It's almost hard to be truly angry at this type of douchebag. Almost. Read more »

Popaganda Episode: The Future of Privacy

  Who defines what “privacy” means these days? Big companies, mostly. This show explores how companies like Facebook and Google have shifted our expectations of privacy—and made us think less about government surveillance.  First, we discuss a talk by Julia Angwin in which she asks... Read more »

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Today is not just any Wednesday—it’s the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s  “I Have a Dream” speech. All of today’s links are about the impact of the speech and the civil rights issues we still face today.  • Read and... Read more »

Adventures in Feministory: Ella Baker

Ella Baker is best known for her involvement in the civil rights movement during the late 1950s and 1960s, when she helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and the Student Nonviolent... Read more »

Preacher's Daughter: "We Who Believe in Freedom Cannot Rest" in Wake of Troy Davis' Judicial Lynching

One might have hoped that, by this hour, the very sight of chains on black flesh, or the very sight of chains, would be so intolerable a sight for the American people, and so unbearable a memory, that they would themselves spontaneously rise up and strike off the manacles. But no, they appear... Read more »