We Talked With an ACLU Lawyer Who's Fighting Transphobic Bathroom Bills

Attorney Chase Strangio explains the legal strategy for fighting the discriminatory laws from North Carolina to South Dakota.

Douchebag Decree: The American Family Association

The anti-LGBT hate group is backing discriminatory bathroom policies and attacking Target for letting staff and customers use the bathroom matching their gender-identity. Read more »

Meet Six Women Running in Important Downticket Races

These candidates' important races are often overlooked with all the focus on the presidential nomination. Read more »

Debunking Five Myths That Fuel Right-Wing Bathroom Bills

Trans women are going to attack people in bathrooms? Nope.  Read more »

The Jungle Book's Complicated Relationship With Imperialism

Over its many iterations, Rudyard Kipling’s story has positioned Mowgli as a God or a conflicted child. The new Disney version seeks a harmonious message.  Read more »

New Novel “Terrible Virtue” Tells the Story of Margaret Sanger’s Life

The book aims to present a complicated portrait, but feels rushed and misses a chance for real nuance.  Read more »

Popaganda Episode: Volunteers

From a teenager farmworker in Seattle to the only abortion clinic in Mississippi, stories about going above and beyond.  Read more »

In "Confirmation," It's Clear Senators Aimed to Make Us Distrust Anita Hill

The new HBO film starring Kerry Washington pushes viewers to consider how Anita Hill was pilloried for speaking out against harassment.  Read more »

Harriet Tubman Will Replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 Bill

The Treasury Department is reportedly going to announce the change today. The plans also reportedly include putting leaders of the women’s suffrage movement on the back of the $10 bill, and incorporating civil rights era leaders into the $5 bill Read more »

Backtalk: Equal Pay & Anti-LGBTQ Laws Backlash

This week, we talk about the anti-LGBTQ laws that have recently been passed in North Carolina and Mississippi and the backlash they're beginning to face. PayPal and Deutsche Bank have decided against expansions in North Carolina, perhaps foreshadowing the economic hit that Indiana faced in the wake... Read more »

Don't “Get a Bulge”: How Wage Gap Discussions Overlook Trans Women

On Equal Pay Day, let’s discuss how trans people face all kinds of wage discrimination. In most states, it's legal to fire someone for their gender identity. On top of that, trans women often see their salaries drop after they transition. But these facts often go undiscussed in coversations about... Read more »

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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 »

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 »

Sojourner Truth, Unveiled

The leaders of the [women's suffrage] movement trembled on seeing a tall, gaunt black woman in a gray dress and white turban, surmounted...

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