Latest Articles

Bree Newsome on Removing the Confederate Flag: "I Did it Because I Am Free."

Bree Newsome, as seen in a still from a video shot of her flag removal demonstration on Saturday.

On Saturday, filmmaker and musician Bree Newsome did something many people have wanted to do for a long time.

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Happy Monday! Here's what we're reading today: 

• In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court okayed the use of a controversial drug used to enact the death penalty. But in their dissent, Justices Ginsburg and Breyer said it's time to consider getting rid of the death penalty once and for all. [New York Times] 

We're Not Done Yet: 10 LGBT Equality Issues to Keep Working On Tomorrow

A sign from a celebratory rally in downtown Portland, Oregon this afternoon. Photo by Sarah Mirk.

Today is a huge, amazing, important, wonderful day.

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Today is a huge day! Here's what we're reading:

• In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage, meaning marriage equality must become legal in every state! [New York Times]

An Interview with Hop Along's Frances Quinlan

Hop Along wasn’t a band I was ready for—every track on their latest album, Painted Shut, gutted me.

"The Trials of Spring" Shows the Struggles of Egyptian Women Protesters

Hend Nafea at a protest in Egypt, before she was arrested and beaten by military police.

In early February of this year, 24-year-old Egyptian Hend Nafea posted a picture of her bruised face and bandaged head to Facebook.  

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Good Thursday, ya’ll! Here is what’s on my radar today.

• Jennicet Eva Gutiérrez, an undocumented trans woman, heckles Obama at a White House gay pride event for ignoring undocumented trans immigrants held in detention. [The Guardian]

All That You Change Changes You: A Conversation with Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

If you know anything about Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, you probably know she’s a tough femme whose work spans a wide and ever-growing range of conversations, topics, feelings, and experiences.

Five New Women-Directed Horror Films to Seek Out

In Australian horror film Inner Demon, Sarah Jeavons plays a young woman who fights to stay alive.

For every woman working in the film industry, there are five men. Part of the systematic discrimination that women working behind the scenes in Hollywood face is the misguided notion that women are only good at making certain kinds of films, like rom-coms. 

On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

• In light of the Charleston shooting, Walmart has announced that it will stop selling merchandise emblazoned with the Confederate flag. (The store will, however, continue to sell guns.) Amazon has also pulled Confederate flags after an unfortunate and dramatic increase in sales after the Charleston shooting. [Salon / Jezebel]

Pages