Queering Islamophobia: The Homonationalism of the Muslim Ban

Though Donald Trump is himself transphobic and homophobic, he can get on the side of LGBTQ rights when it’s convenient. Read more »

Popaganda Episode: Growing Up Immigrant

When politicians and pundits talk about immigrants, they far too often use language that makes it seem like immigrants are… other. Not real Americans. Not able to be trusted.   Read more »

Intergenerational Resistance: "This isn't any worse, it's just your turn."

“I’m 75,” my grandmother shrugged, calm and utterly unfazed. “I’ve seen worse. The thing to remember is this: if you believe in what you have to say, then you must find a way to say it. This isn’t any worse, it’s just your turn.”   Read more »

Body Politic: Marginalization at the Women's March and Beyond

Here's the thing about unity, though: it cannot be demanded. It must be constructed with care. Read more »

Roe at 44 May Be Our Worst Roe Ever

Having Congress, The White House, the Supreme Court and most of the states in the nation all under one party’s control? That’s more alarming, and signals real danger for abortion rights. Read more »

Backtalk: Trump's Toxic First Days & Women's March

Dahlia and Amy try not to lose their minds talking about the first days of the new alternative-facts presidency. Dahlia shares her experience at the poorly-attended inauguration and how the Women's March in DC was a hopeful act. Then they talk about some of the destructive policies that have been... Read more »

No, Donald Trump Won't be Good for the Arts

The social attitude that creatives must “pay their dues” by suffering feeds into the refusal to pay them actual money for their work, into stereotypes surrounding mental health and creativity. Read more »

Follow Women of Color: Lessons from the Women's March on Washington

The rally before the march was packed with incredible speakers—Cecile Richards, Michael Moore, Van Jones, Gloria Steinem—but it was women of color, again and again, who brought the house down with their music and songs, with their words, and with their hearts. Read more »

Dispatches from Outside the Women's March

The Women’s March is not only a bold chapter in the continuing narrative of U.S. feminisms, it also accurately documented the problems still unresolved in feminist movements; namely white supremacy, bio essentialism, and ableism. Read more »

What Just Happened?: The Women's Marches

While reports of record-breaking attendance will definitely get under our new President's thin skin, what happens next goes well beyond letting Trump know how we feel about him. 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 »

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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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 »