No Fluffy Self-Love: Sonalee Rashatwar Is Returning Body Positivity to Its Political Roots

What are we rejecting within us by rejecting fat people?

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Lawmakers Have Voted to Effectively Ban Abortion In Alabama

Republican lawmakers have made it abundantly clear that they have absolutely no idea how human bodies work. Read more »

8 Ways to Reclaim Mother’s Day

The founder of Mother’s Day was a righteous, anti-capitalist activist.  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 »

No Safe Haven: When Natural Disasters Strike Behind Prison Walls

Freedom of movement should be a human right, and yet even in the face of terrifying hurricanes, tsunamis, or wildfires, evacuation of inmates is a decision left to the mercy of local and federal officials. Read more »

Stuck in the Media Spotlight, LGBTQ Muslims Often Feel Exploited

Queer Muslims have the difficult job of figuring out how to advocate for themselves and their communities. Read more »

Hey Hey! Ho Ho! Where Did Radical Cheerleaders Go?

A brief history of radical cheerleading, which mixes peppy chants with anti-establishment politics.  Read more »

Unzuck Your Life: A Post-Facebook Vision for Online Organizing

The rent on Facebook is just too damn high. 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 »

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The Unbelievers: New Atheism and the Old Boys' Club

Women are God-fearing and don’t challenge institutions. Men, on the other hand, are skeptical and rational, and go out of their way to...

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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 »

Mad Science: Deconstructing Bunk Reporting in 5 Easy Steps

British scientists have uncovered the truth behind one of modern culture's greatest mysteries: why little girls play with pink toys. Is it...

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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 »