social justice

Alicia Keys Finally Finds Her True Self On “Here”

On her sixth studio album, Here, Alicia Keys steps fully into her spiritual, political, and socially conscious self. Read more »

Laughing Through Pain: A Documentary Side-eyes Tasteless Holocaust Jokes

Are there certain jokes that should never be told? That’s the central question of the new documentary The Last Laugh from director Ferne Pearlstein. Read more »

The Week in Douchebags: It's a Fuckery Faceoff!

In which we play a little game of “two douchebags enter, one douchebag leaves” with the instigators of the week’s worst news stories. Read more »

“Wonder Woman’s” Credits Reveal The Sexist Mistreatment Of Women In Comics

Women in comics have deeper problems, like getting work in the first place. Read more »

A Q&A with Kristen Sollee About Unleashing Your Inner Witch

Each page offers illuminating examples of women and femmes resisting the patriarchy and embracing their inner power. Read more »

Filtering Prison: “Orange is the New Black’s” Instagram Chooses Fandom Over Social Justice

Orange is the New Black’s Instagram takes a dramatically different tone than the show.  Read more »

No Redemption for the Reverend: Ongoing Abuse in “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”

“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” proves that abuse and manipulation aren’t one-time offenses. Read more »

Purity in a Trumped-Up World: A Conversation with Alexis Shotwell

Alexis Shotwell’s recent book, Against Purity: Living Ethically in Compromised Times, urges us to think productively about engaging not with our ideal world but with the one we actually live in with real implications for conversations about free speech, safe spaces, coalition... Read more »

Backtalk: Accountability of PWR BTTM & Murder of Jordan Edwards

This week, Dahlia and Amy talk about what accountability looks like for two recent stories: the sexual assualt allegations against the queer punk band PWR BTTM and the murder of teenager Jordan Edwards at the hands of a police officer. They dig into what it looks like to be held responsible... 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 »

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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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 »