social justice

Young Feminists of Color are Transforming the Labor Movement

Today, young feminist women of color are fighting to transform the economic status of women—and they are succeeding. Read more »

Art Collective Electric Machete Is A Movement for Latinx Artists

The group based out of the Twin Cities is reclaiming space in the art scene for women of color.  Read more »

No Filter: Finding Chicana Empowerment, Community, and Art on Instagram

My feed is a treasure trove of girls who look like me. Read more »

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 »

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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 »

House Proud : The troubling rise of stay-at-home daughters

“Daughters aren’t to be independent. They’re not to act outside the scope 
of their father. As long as they’re under the...

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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... Read more »