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Degrees of Harm: Jasmine Banks Wants to Get Dark Money Out of Higher Education

The insidious influence of the Koch brothers is flourishing on college campuses—and under the radar.

Food Fight: SNAP Restrictions Are Penalties for Poverty

For the poor in this country, food is often linked to shame and dehumanization. Read more »

PG&E’s Planned Power Outages Prioritize Profit over Disabled Lives

PG&E’s decision to stage intentional blackouts across much of California is a window into the harm that privatization will wreak not only on our environment but the most vulnerable among us. Read more »

Do We Need to Calm Down?: A Roundtable about Taylor Swift and Classism in Music Videos

“Did [Taylor Swift] create something groundbreaking that liberated queer and trans people of color? Did she create an era-defining gay anthem that’s universally likable? No, but why should we expect her to?” Read more »

Home Remedies: Megan K. Stack Confronts the Global Impact of Class, Privilege, and “Women’s Work”

Domestic labor isn’t just a “mom” issue—it affects the entire world. Read more »

PleaseSaveMe: When Crowdfunding Is the Difference between Living and Dying

A petitioner’s viral video, robust social-media presence, or heartbreaking selfie is worth its weight in doctors’ visits. Read more »

“Maid” and the Resurgence of Hardship Memoirs

Stephanie Land doesn’t frame her story as an inspiring tale of bootstrapping, a blueprint for others, or evidence that grit and determination are all it takes to escape poverty. Read more »

Undecided: The Reliable Romanticizing of Unplanned Parenthood

The temptation to chalk our decisions up to the whims of some larger, intangible force—God, evolution, DNA, nature, life—is a powerful one. Read more »

Red Handed: Kristen R. Ghodsee on Sex and Socialism

Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism highlights the stories of feminists and socialists who worked to make women’s lives better under socialism, while pointing to ways we can adapt their lessons for the future. Read more »

Ray of Light: Amy Ray’s New Album Gives Voice to a Rural Resistance

Holler’s bravado doesn’t simplify or glorify country life. Read more »

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