"No Mas Bebés" Retraces the Stories of Mexican Women Who Were Sterilized Without Consent

In the 1970s, the LA county hospital sterilized the women after they gave birth by C-Section.  Read more »

Backtalk: Super Bowl & Iowa Caucus

This week, we chat about why the Super Bowl may be worth watching (hint: Cam Newton). While Black athletes make up two-thirds of NFL players, Newton is only the sixth Black quarterback to make it all the way to the Super Bowl. Then, they get into why Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are... Read more »

Melissa Harris-Perry Recounts the Fear of a Near-Attack in Iowa

A guy approached her muttering about “Nazi Germany" and she did the right thing—listen to her gut.  Read more »

Can Voters of Color Truly Get Excited About Bernie or Hillary?

Don't bank on people of color as shoo-in votes for Democrats. If they don't like a candidate, they won't turn out.  Read more »

The Violence Behind the Words “Be A Man”

To change our violent culture, we need to redefine masculinity.  Read more »

Texas Grand Jury Indicts Two Members of Group That Targeted Planned Parenthood

Today in delicious irony, an investigation clears Planned Parenthood of wrongdoing and indicts two extremists instead. In a statement released after the indictments, NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue noted that this is a welcome conclusion, but not a time to jump for joy.  Read more »

Daniel Holtzclaw is Going to Prison—But That Won't End Sexual Violence

All too often, justice is framed as, "Do you want prison or do you want nothing?" Read more »

More than Ever, Republicans Are Leaning on the Politics of Fear

A look at hateful campaign rhetoric.  Read more »

Barely Represented: How Laws Regulating Sex Work Ignore Sex Workers Themselves

Laws regulating strip clubs often have a big problem. Read more »

How Can Stephen Colbert Address White Privilege? "Use Your Resources to Make Space for People"

Black Lives Matter activist and organizer DeRay McKesson was on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. McKesson made some important... 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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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 »

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 »