social justice

We Take Care Of Our Own: Radical Aftercare for Revolutionaries

Activism is a community effort. Read more »

Fear of a Black Future: How Hollywood Co-Opts the Revolution

The presence of revolutionary militant Black people in the Matrix franchise was fundamental for me at a time when I had few opportunities to see my reflection in popular culture. Read more »

Beyond Binaries and Convention: Kay Ulanday Barrett on Ancestry, Disability, and Identity Formation

I am not interested in having white Americans take my family’s tongue and practices for some poetic getaway. Read more »

My Absolute Misogyny: Male Authors Are Still Profiting From Women’s Pain

The use of sexual violence against women for shock value and literary awards is repulsive. Read more »

Kesha’s Not Alone: A.K. Karrasch on the Music Industry’s Abuse Problem

Abusive men are running music.  Read more »

Let’s Not Eat Cake: Tina Fey’s Sugar Crash

Tina Fey is representative of scores of women—many of whom are white—who deem themselves “woke,” but don’t have a grasp on oppressions as systems. Read more »

What Just Happened?: Charlottesville

White supremacy is not a recent phenomenon. It is the founding and continued institutional ideology of this country. Read more »

She’s Dead, Wrapped In Plastic: On TV, the Only Good Girl Is a Dead Girl

The “dead girl trope” perpetuates the myth that girls must be pure to be valued. Read more »

Still Savoring the Taste : Sexism and Scandal Go Together In “Young Jane Young”

Women must reclaim their bodies and identities in the face of public shame. Read more »

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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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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 »

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 »

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 »