social justice

Refresh and Rebuild: Plotting the Future of New York’s Most Conservative Borough

“We get a bad narrative that it’s Trumpville, that it’s racist,” Jasmine Robinson, who moved to Staten Island from the Bronx when she was 17, tells Bitch. “That’s not all of Staten Island.” 

Soul Survivor: Tarana Burke's "Unbound" Brings #MeToo Back to Its Roots

Burke continues a tradition of Black feminist thought that centers Black girls and women. Read more »

Tatyana Fazlalizadeh Is Widening Our Understanding of Street Harassment

Women have been talking about our experiences with every form of sexual violence since the dawn of time. Read more »

Backtalk: Rage On

This week, Dahlia and Amy reflect on the past years of pop culture, feminism, and rageful conversations. Read more »

A Dogma in the Fight: Why Hillary Clinton’s Half-Assed Take on Trans Identity Matters

A clumsy answer on trans identity was the perfect opportunity for right-wing media to hit two prized targets at once. Read more »

Little Wins: Lucy Flores on Remaining Hopeful and Critical through the 2020 Election

“As people of color, as immigrants and descendants of immigrants, it feels like we’re screwed. But we’re really not.” Read more »

Backtalk: The Power of the People

This week, Dahlia and Amy dig into the mass protest movements across the globe. From Puerto Rico to Portland, Oregon, people are showing up to have their voices heard en masse, demonstrating that the power of people to bring down oppressive systems is inspiring and necessary.  Read more »

Let Monarchy Reign: “We Are the Radical Monarchs” Shows How High Girls of Color Can Soar

“I began to imagine what a radical young girl’s social justice troop looked like; a group that centered and affirmed her experiences as a beautiful and brilliant Brown girl against so many societal pressures to conform to mainstream ideals of girlhood.” Read more »

Set Yourself Free: How Generations of Black Women Have Fought Incarceration

Black women have historically fought constraint and oppression. Read more »

Inside Job: Can We Achieve Social Justice on a Platform Built to Exploit?

The business models that have made Facebook such an effective community-building tool are fundamentally at odds with the ethics of many of the communities it helps build. Read more »

Flagged Down: “America First” Feminism Is Not the Future

Feminist resistance must be equally resolute in rejecting assaults on women’s rights wherever they occur. Read more »

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All Hail the Queen?: What Do Our Perceptions of Beyoncé's Feminism Say about us?

The policing of feminist cred is the real moral contradiction. Read more »

Politically Correct Language Isn't Just About Being Polite—It's About Survival

Photo by Phillipe Leroyer (Creative Commons). Two weeks ago, Jonathan Chait published the lengthy essay “Not a Very P.C.... Read more »

Rewriting the Future: Using Science Fiction to Re-Envision Justice

Our justice movements desperately need science fiction. Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Anti-Choice Hidden Camera Edition

Tool-in-pimp's-clothing James O'Keefe's laughable costume and douchebag seduction methods have mostly discredited his conservative... Read more »