Backtalk: Trump's Terribleness and Feminist Horror Films

A true Halloween horror show, featuring the horrors of Donald Trump and recommendations from our readers for feminist-friendly horror films to watch. 

Trump's Description of Abortion is Totally Incorrect

The most egregious moment of this week's debate? Trump's incendiary ideas about abortion.  Read more »

These Letters About Sexual Harassment From the 1970s Could Be About Trump Today

A new film project is recording people reading aloud letters sent to Ms. magazine in the 1970s. It's eerie, but not exactly surprising, how many sound like they could be written today.  Read more »

Whoever Wins California's Senate Seat, It'll Be a Historic Vote

While Senate is very white, two women of color are in a runoff for California's Senate seat.  Read more »

After FIFA Lifts Hijab Ban, Muslim Women Soccer Players Hit the Field

Tasneem Abu-Rob and Rand Albustanji, two of Jordan’s starters, became the first players to wear a hijab at a FIFA-sanctioned world tournament. Read more »

Donald Trump Is Deplorable, Racist, and Islamophobic: But Please Don't Call Him "Crazy"

By labeling Trump’s behaviors as “mental illness,” people aren’t just engaging in casual hyperbole, they're repeating terms they hear used as epithets. And that hurts, for people who deal with mental illness. Read more »

Don’t Say I'm "Dramatic": An Almost A-Z List of Words to Avoid When Talking About Women

This article is an excerpt from Jessica Bennett's new book, Feminist Fight ClubRead more »

It's Not "Just Words" : Why It Matters That Media Names Trump's Behavior

Harassment. Bigotry. Racism. These accurately describe Trump's words, not "fiery" or "plainspoken." Read more »

In California, a Government App Will (Finally!) Track When Police Shoot Civilians

I tested out the new tool that California will use to track violent encounters. And found some problems.  Read more »

How Voter ID Laws Can Disenfranchise Transgender Folks

The new "Voting While Trans" guide spells out how hard it can be to update your ID. Read more »


The Dramatic History of American Sex-Ed Films

In 1948, in a seventh grade classroom in Eugene, Oregon, a teacher dimmed the lights and flipped on 16mm projector. A film called Human Growth... Read more »

Films and TV Portray Abortion as More Dangerous Than It Is

Films and television shows tend to present a skewed portrayal of abortion—when fictional movies and TV shows include a plotline about abortion, the... Read more »

In a Bizarre 1976 Comic Book, Spider-Man Fought the Villain of Misleading Sex Education

Last week, I came across a very strange comic book: in 1976, Planned Parenthood teamed up with Marvel to publish a one-off comic in which Spider-Man... Read more »

Where My Girls At: Meet Two of Ferguson's Black Queer Activists

A participant in a Millenial Activists United protest on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Photo by Aaron Banks. Amid national discussions of... Read more »