social justice

Sometimes it Snows in April: The Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Still Echoes Through Today’s Gun Violence Activists

For decades, April has marked a somber commemoration in the annals of gun violence, and this month is no exception. Read more »

Feminist Snack Break: Why "Step Up Not Out" Doesn't Make Sense

Rick, you’re very wrong and bad. Read more »

The Cost of Winning: The Exploitation of NCAA Athletes Should Take the Fun Out of March Madness

How should people who care about social justice feel about a nonprofit association that exploits athletes? Read more »

Feminist Snack Break: Betsy's At Her Bullshit Again

Secretary of Dismantling Public Education Betsy DeVos had a revealing and terrible interview on 60 Minutes. Read more »

Alicia Garza is Building Black Political Power Nationwide

“All political change fundamentally comes from changing people’s relationships to each other.” Read more »

Dressed for Protest: Remodeling the quinceañera for immigration reform

This is the point where ball gowns and protest intersect. Read more »

Doing the Work: White People Must Invest In Anti-Racism

There’s a difference between simply not being racist and dismantling systems of oppression. Read more »

Sherman Alexie: Thanksgiving is a Story of Survival

A week before Thanksgiving, we talked with Sherman Alexie about the holiday and how he’s made it his own, imagining the traditional Thanksgiving feast as a celebration of survival. Read more »

Popaganda: Designing for Democracy

Political observers often blame people for not voting. But we don’t often stop to examine what barriers keep people from voting—or make them feel like it’s not worthwhile. On this episode, we examine our democracy as a design problem—and explore what structural issues are built... Read more »

As Nasty as We Want to Be: Samhita Mukhopadhyay and Kate Harding ponder the Post-Hillary Future

A new anthology asks how feminism will move forward in Trump times. Read more »

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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 »

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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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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