On TV, One Character Can't Represent an Entire Culture

Fresh Off the Boat points out the burdens of representation carried by the few realistic characters of color on TV. 

The Uncomfortable Violence of The Hunger Games' "Mockingjay"

As Americans applaud Katniss's revolution, we're increasingly willing to turn our backs on refugees fleeing real-world dictators.  Read more »

The Latest Investigation of Planned Parenthood Shows It Did Absolutely Nothing Illegal

The "unfounded" allegations seek to discredit the organization and divert resources away from patient services, says Washington's attorney general.  Read more »

For Undocumented Women Seeking Reproductive Healthcare, Policing and Politics Create a Maze of Barriers

Racism, policing of immigrants, and the recent restrictions on affordable healthcare lead to preventable deaths. Read more »

Backtalk: Police Sexual Assaults and Transphobic Myths

On Backtalk, Sarah and Amy discuss pop culture news of the week. This week, they dig into the disturbing case of police officer Daniel Holtzclaw and discuss the ... Read more »

A New Video Series Encourages You to #ShoutYourAbortion

Thousands of people shared their stories of abortion on the hashtag #ShoutYourAbortion. Read more »

No Filter: Finding Chicana Empowerment, Community, and Art on Instagram

My feed is a treasure trove of girls who look like me. Read more »

California Now Requires Crisis Pregnancy Centers to Say They're Not Real Medical Clinics

A new California law tries to stop misleading centers that refuse to discuss abortion from posing as licensed medical facilities.  Read more »

Unpacking Hillary Rodham Clinton’s Privilege Knapsack

The candidate could tackle more issues that affect low-income women.    Read more »

Almost Every Other Day, a Police Officer Loses Their Badge for Engaging in Sexual Misconduct

No official organization keeps track of how many police officers commit sexual assault on the job. So the Associated Press spent a year collecting their own numbers. During a six-year period alone, 1,000 officers lost their badges for sexual misconduct—and that's only the ones we know about.  Read more »

Instead of Protecting Incarcerated LGBT People from Violence, Prisons Put Them in Solitary

Solitary confinement shouldn't be used as a "solution" to violence in prisons. 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 »

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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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 »

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 »