social justice

Critical Conditions: For Trans Individuals, Seeking Medical Care Can Be a Minefield

When trans individuals encounter the medical system, they're often met with discrimination. A lack of understanding of trans identity, gender presentation, and the community’s needs creates barriers to healthcare on every level, from insurance coverage to conversations over the pharmacy... Read more »

Let's Hear Some Unequivocal, Gushing Praise for Amandla Stenberg

Amandla Stenberg is best known as a rising Hollywood actress who played the character of the ill-fated Rue in the Hunger Games. But recently, Stenberg has also come into her own as a budding social justice activist. Read more »

Let's Talk About Crip Culture

This week on our podcast, I talked with a couple different people about the power of reclaiming language. One of those people is disabled writer and activist Caitlin WoodRead more »

A Conversation About Transgender Representation in Pop Culture

Janet Mock, on her MSNBC web show, is one of a handful of transgender people who has recently gained international visibility. Recently, we’ve seen a transformation of the representation of transgender people in pop culture. Read more »

Trans Women Are Women. Why Do We Have to Keep Saying This?

Caitlin Jenner posing on the cover of Vanity Fair This Sunday, the New York Times ran an op-ed by feminist filmmaker and journalist Elinor Burkett, titled ... Read more »

Watch Comedian Jessica Williams Discuss the McKinney Police

On The Daily Show last night, comedian Jessica Williams discussed the recent incident where a police officer in McKinney, Texas... Read more »

A Photo Series Celebrates Modern-Day Rosie the Riveters

Photographer Deanne Fitzmaurice took portraits for a series celebrating women in transportation. During World War II, Rosie the Riveter became a cultural icon symbolizing women at work in manufacturing... Read more »

Menstruation Matters: A Guide to Menstrual Hygiene Day

May 28 is Menstrual Hygiene Day! What does that mean exactly?  Read more »

Celebrate All Kinds of Families this Mother's Day

Multiracial organization Forward Together put together a great collection of digital cards to send and share this Mother’s Day.  Read more »

A Collection of Emails from Irate Men Defending Manspreading

We all know about manspreading. Read more »

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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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Trans Women Are Women. Why Do We Have to Keep Saying This?

Caitlin Jenner posing on the cover of Vanity Fair This Sunday, the New York Times ran an op-ed by... 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 »

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

Our justice movements desperately need science fiction. Read more »