Students Successfully Get Columbia University to Divest $10 Million from Private Prisons

Columbia University students protesting the school's investment with private prison companies. Photo by Jo Chiang.  Today, Columbia became the first university in the United States to divest from private prison companies. Read more »

In Theaters Now: Israel’s Gay Public Relations Campaign

A "Queers Against Israeli Apartheid" protest in Toronto in 2010. Photo via Creative Commons. Two 2012 films, Out in the Dark and The Invisible Men, have similar plotlines: They center... Read more »

Report Reveals the Nation's Largest LGBT Group is a "White Men's Club"

Human Rights Campaign flags at a San Francisco marriage equality rally. ... Read more »

Douchebag Decree: Mike Huckabee

Dehumanizing rhetoric is often used to harm transgender people.  Read more »

Menstruation Matters: A Guide to Menstrual Hygiene Day

May 28 is Menstrual Hygiene Day! What does that mean exactly?  Read more »

The 20-Week Abortion Ban Shows How Little Politicians Care About Science

Photo by Sylvia McFadden. On Wednesday, the House passed a bill that would ban abortion 20 weeks after conception across the United States.  Read more »

The Importance of Marilyn Mosby

Fear flooded me when my boyfriend, a 24-year-old, college-educated fella with bold freckles and an endearing spirit, told me he was planning to install upgrades on his car.  Read more »

Food Not Lawns

California is running dry. The drought continues to gain national attention with its fourth year of record-low rainfall. Read more »

The Post-Colonial Politics of "Game of Thrones"

In Game of Thrones, the Dornish people—like Obara Sand, played by Keisha Castle-Hughes—pride themselves on a more equitable culture and a history of resisting imperial conquest.  People who care about Game of Thrones, ... Read more »

Backtalk: Baltimore Protests, Bruce Jenner, & Marriage Equality

On Backtalk, hosts Amy Lam and Sarah Mirk discuss top pop culture stories of the week, offering snappy feminist analysis on the issues, people, and media that are making headlines right now.  This week, there was so much big news. Amy and Sarah talk about the Baltimore protests, Bruce Jenner's big... 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 »

Douchebag Decree: Anti-Choice Hidden Camera Edition

Tool-in-pimp's-clothing James O'Keefe's laughable costume and douchebag seduction methods have mostly discredited his conservative hidden-camera... 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 »

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 »