civil rights

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 »

Political InQueery: How to Stop People from Voting

This year, an unprecedented wave of voter suppression bills hit statehouses across the country, and garnered very little media attention in response, even as voting rights activists decried the shift. In 27 states, bills that will demand voters show identification, bills that require proof of... Read more »

On Our Radar

Links, links, links! Salon explores the implications of the fate of the Wonder Woman show described in... Read more »

Adventures in Feministory: Bayard Rustin, American activist

Bayard Rustin was one of the most important individuals in the Civil Rights Movement and a life-long activist for human dignity whose contributions are often overlooked (then and now) because he was gay. Read more »

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

At least one out of every three women around the world has been beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused in her lifetime — with the abuser usually someone known to her. Violence against women and girls is a universal problem of epidemic proportions. Perhaps the most pervasive human rights... Read more »