#CripTheVote Shows the Need to Make Voting More Accessible for People With Disabilities

For many people with disabilities, there are huge barriers in getting to the polls—but they can be solved.  Read more »

French Mayors Just Banned the Burkini. The Country's Islamophobic History Shows Why

Women should be able to wear what they want to the beach.  Read more »

Eyes On the Prize: Donald Trump and the Need for Election Observers

If the Supreme Court and the DOJ won’t protect us, we’ll have to protect each other. Read more »

In the Weeds: How Marijuana Policy is Shaping the Election

What do Malia Obama, a Rogue River port-a-potty, the California Secretary of State, and the Drug Enforcement Administration all have in common? Read more »

Alynda Segarra of Hurray for the Riff Raff Is Writing A Whole Album About Gentrification

The musician talks about approaching politics, race, and identity in her music.  Read more »

Hey Hey! Ho Ho! Where Did Radical Cheerleaders Go?

A brief history of radical cheerleading, which mixes peppy chants with anti-establishment politics.  Read more »

Popaganda: Sports and Capitalism

The Olympics kicks off this week in Rio de Janeiro, amid protests over its high costs and impact on Brazil's poorest communities. While sports represent our cultural values and tie in closely to our identities, it's not hard to see how sports from the college level to the Olympics are driven by one... Read more »

#ImWithHer But I Don't Have to Love Her

Hillary Clinton is never gonna win my heart. But she is gonna win my vote. Read more »

The Politics of Framing Hillary Clinton as “The Best Mother in the World”

Clinton is foreign policy expert and seasoned politician—but it's her role as a mom that Democrats pointed out over and over this week.  Read more »

Who Are the Women Behind the Trump and Clinton Campaigns?

Both campaigns employ women as their go-to media spokespeople. 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 »

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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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 »

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 »