Popaganda: How Do We Talk About Abortion?

In recent years, though, there’s been a big shift in the way we talk about abortion. People who’ve had abortions have been able to share their stories widely on social media. Though, of course, they’ve faced a lot of pushback and hatred, real people sharing their stories about abortion is helping change mainstream conversation about reproductive rights in a big way. And it’s helping change our pop culture, too. On this episode, we talk with Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health researcher (and Bitch board member) Gretchen Sisson about the way abortion is portrayed on TV. Then, we talk with the great Renee Bracey Sherman, author of Saying Abortion Aloud: Research and Recommendations for Public Abortion Storytellers and Organizations, about the evolution of political...

The Intimidation Game: Donald Trump and the GOP’s History of Voter Suppression

These laws are very deliberately crafted to target people of color, low-income people, and disabled people. Read more »

Popaganda: Designing for Democracy

Political observers often blame people for not voting. But we don’t often stop to examine what barriers keep people from voting—or make them feel like it’s not worthwhile. On this episode, we examine our democracy as a design problem—and explore what structural issues are built... Read more »

Holding Out: Protest Votes in the Electoral College

This pervasive myth that Sanders would have won the presidency merits closer discussion because this is a conversation we are likely to have over and over again as people relitigate the primary in the coming years. Read more »

Denial Maintains Supremacy: White Disbelief and the Trump Presidency

White people have never wholly accepted what happens to people of color in the United States. Read more »

This is Not Normal: Trump's Transition Team and Media Responsibility

In order to have a fighting chance in the coming years together, we need to know what we are fighting—now more than ever, we need a bold, aggressive media that holds the administration accountable. Read more »

What just happened?: Here's how we see it

Donald Trump built his campaign on isolationism. Read more »

Today I Am Mourning for Our Country

It feels like flags should be flying at half-staff. Read more »

To Call Trump an “Outsider” Is to Dodge the Real Point

He is a raging white supremacist. That’s not outside American politics, it’s right at the heart of the status quo. Read more »

Dear Hillary: Thank You For Fighting

Our country loves winners, but it doesn’t love risk takers. Read more »

The Myth of Trump and the Working Class

“Working class” Americans are a diverse group—many of whom are disgusted by Trump’s racism and policy ideas. Read more »

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