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 »

My Experience Caucusing for Clinton in Rural Washington

Debating politics face-to-face with neighbors is a weird—but exhilarating—part of our democracy. Read more »

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 »

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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 »

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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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 »