Beyonce's "Formation" Is a Celebration of Unapologetic Blackness

Make no mistake about it, Beyoncé's video for her new single, “Formation,” is both an homage to Blackness.

You Can Be a Feminist and Not Support Hillary Clinton

 The exciting thing in this election is that we *have* a choice.  Read more »

Five Ways Sexism Colors Public Perception of Hillary Clinton

Ah, yes, the hairstyle jokes.  Read more »

Hey NRA! Stop Using Sexual Assault As a Way to Push Guns on Campus

Just say no to using women’s bodies to sell legislation that supports violence. Read more »

"No Mas Bebés" Retraces the Stories of Mexican Women Who Were Sterilized Without Consent

In the 1970s, the LA county hospital sterilized the women after they gave birth by C-Section.  Read more »

Backtalk: Super Bowl & Iowa Caucus

Sarah and Amy are still undecided between Hillary and the Bern. What about you? Read more »

Melissa Harris-Perry Recounts the Fear of a Near-Attack in Iowa

A guy approached her muttering about “Nazi Germany" and she did the right thing—listen to her gut.  Read more »

Can Voters of Color Truly Get Excited About Bernie or Hillary?

Don't bank on people of color as shoo-in votes for Democrats. If they don't like a candidate, they won't turn out.  Read more »

The Violence Behind the Words “Be A Man”

To change our violent culture, we need to redefine masculinity.  Read more »

Texas Grand Jury Indicts Two Members of Group That Targeted Planned Parenthood

Today in delicious irony, an investigation clears Planned Parenthood of wrongdoing and indicts two extremists instead. In a statement released after the indictments, NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue noted that this is a welcome conclusion, but not a time to jump for joy.  Read more »

Daniel Holtzclaw is Going to Prison—But That Won't End Sexual Violence

All too often, justice is framed as, "Do you want prison or do you want nothing?" 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 »

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 »

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 »

Will Filming the Police Keep Us Safe?

There’s a cultural idea that having someone looking over our shoulder makes us behave better. From fake security cameras to Elf on the Shelf, the... Read more »