It’s Us Failing Them, Not Them Failing Us: Disconnected Adults are the Problem in 13 Reasons Why

We need to be prepared to give substantial support and access to responsible care, not dismissive suggestions about finding a hobby, getting more fresh air, or how teens shouldn’t care what people think of them Read more »

Backtalk: May Day & Handmaid Horrors

Amy and Dahlia talk about May Day activism across the globe and the difficulties and opportunities in imagining work systems that work better. And they dig into The Handmaid’s Tale series, examining the novel’s grounding in anti-Blackness, as well as where the show diverges from the novel... Read more »

Gilead Rules: "The Handmaid's Tale" Roundtable for Four

The Handmaid’s Tale now has a new urgency, as well as the potential to make powerful, more-timely-than-ever statements about reproductive rights, theocratic rule, environmental devastation, and misogyny. But will the series live up to our resistance hopes? Read more »

Punks Against the Patriarchy: Hardcore Fans Organize to Stop Misogyny in the Music Scene

New groups are popping up to help make more inclusive punk spaces.  Read more »

Revenge Against Rapists: Friends Seek Vigilante Vengeance in MTV Show "Sweet/Vicious"

College students take matters into their own brass-knuckled hands after the college ignores sexual assaults.  Read more »

When the Past is Present: Documentary "After Fire" is a Nuanced Portrait of Women Veterans

After Fire is a sensitive and nuanced portrait of women’s pain: It does not define its subjects by their pain, but neither does it deny their pain or require them to qualify, perform, or justify that pain. Read more »

New YA Novel "Wrecked" Grapples With Sexual Assault on Campus

The thoughtful novel by Maria Padian explores a dark reality many students face.  Read more »

In Response to Brock Turner Case, California Passes New Mandatory Minimum Law

Letting rapists off easy isn’t good—but mandatory minimum sentences aren’t the answer, either.  Read more »

One Angry Man: Amy Schumer's Kurt Metzger Problem

Schumer can hang out with Metzger on her own time, but if we want to watch her show without abetting rape culture, Schumer needs to provide us with a show that doesn’t have Kurt Metzger in it. Read more »

Supreme Court Upholds Tribal Rights in Key Sexual Assault Case

Dollar General was fighting against the rights of a Native American tribal court to prosecute a sexual assault. They lost. Read more »

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