Backtalk: Bathroom Bills and Jian Ghomeshi

This week, we chat about North Carolina's "bathroom bills" that attack LGBT anti-discrimination measures. Meanwhile, former broadcaster Jian Ghomeshi’s sexual assault cases show how the legal system puts survivors on trial.  Read more »

The High Stakes of Zubik v. Burwell for Anti-Discrimination Laws

The birth control case facing the Supreme Court could wind up rolling back civil rights protections of LGBT people, too.  Read more »

Right-Wingers Are Using Bathrooms to Promote Bigotry

The bills banning transgender people from gender-appropriate bathrooms are built on one thing: hate.  Read more »

Popaganda Episode: Environmental Justice

We talk about the meaning of "environmental justice" and hear from three activists who have worked to make the world a better, greener place. This episode features interviews with a co-founder of indigenous rights movement Idle No More, African American farmers in Wisconsin, and the late Nobel... Read more »

Amid All the Hubbub Over the Presidential Race, Abortion Restrictions Slip Into State Legislatures

A new law in Indiana requires abortion providers to pay for the cremation or burial of all fetal materials. What?!  Read more »

Meet Shine Squad, A Group of Women Shining Light on Sexism in Progressive Spaces

“It’s assumed that we’re better or beyond these kinds of problems, when in fact it’s pervasive in subtle and overt kinds of ways." Read more »

Backtalk: Donald Trump & Feminism in the Food Industry

This week, the big news is that Republicans are turning on Donald Trump, putting together a viral ad about some of the most sexist things he's said. We also discuss race and gender at the James Beard Awards and how the restaurant industry is a hotbed of sexual harassment.   Read more »

A Republican PAC Is Now Running "Vote Against Trump" Attack Ads

The ad uses Trump's own descriptions of women against him, as women read quotes like "fat pig" and "bimbo." Read more »

Trump is Treating the Election As His Own Terrible Reality TV Show

On The Apprentice, contestants were rewarded for bad behavior and putting profit over all. Now Trump brings those shady ethics to the campaign trail.  Read more »

As GOP Candidates Wave Christian Credentials, Bernie Sanders Doesn't Play Up His Judaism

We're supposed to have freedom of religion—but you wouldn't know that looking at the GOP candidates.  Read more »

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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 »

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 »

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 »