Backtalk: Donald Trump & Feminism in the Food Industry

This week, the big news is that Republicans are turning on Donald Trump, putting together a viral ad about some of the most sexist things he's said. We also discuss race and gender at the James Beard Awards and how the restaurant industry is a hotbed of sexual harassment.   Read more »

A Republican PAC Is Now Running "Vote Against Trump" Attack Ads

The ad uses Trump's own descriptions of women against him, as women read quotes like "fat pig" and "bimbo." Read more »

Trump is Treating the Election As His Own Terrible Reality TV Show

On The Apprentice, contestants were rewarded for bad behavior and putting profit over all. Now Trump brings those shady ethics to the campaign trail.  Read more »

As GOP Candidates Wave Christian Credentials, Bernie Sanders Doesn't Play Up His Judaism

We're supposed to have freedom of religion—but you wouldn't know that looking at the GOP candidates.  Read more »

With the Loss of Melissa Harris-Perry's Show, We Lose Important Representation

Her show was a place for crucial discussions around race and gender. Read more »

Backtalk: Worst Oscar Responses & Hillary Problems

This week, we dig into all of the worst responses to #OscarsSoWhite and the lack of diversity in Hollywood. Cross your fingers that your fave white celebrity hasn't said something clueless or racist as we break down who said what, and why they're wrong. And we talk about what Gloria Steinem and ... Read more »

In This Election, More Than Ever, Our Reproductive Rights Are At Stake

Justice Scalia's death could have a big impact on a crucial abortion rights case.  Read more »

Leaders Speak Out Against Co-Opting #BlackLivesMatter to Push Anti-Abortion Laws

Reproductive rights and racial justice are linked in crucial ways.  Read more »

On Tour in the U.S., Pussy Riot Calls for Media Freedom and Prison Reform

“People are dying” in both Russia and the United States in part because “we don’t do anything." Read more »

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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »