These Letters About Sexual Harassment From the 1970s Could Be About Trump Today

A new film project is recording people reading aloud letters sent to Ms. magazine in the 1970s. It's eerie, but not exactly surprising, how many sound like they could be written today.  Read more »

Whoever Wins California's Senate Seat, It'll Be a Historic Vote

While Senate is very white, two women of color are in a runoff for California's Senate seat.  Read more »

After FIFA Lifts Hijab Ban, Muslim Women Soccer Players Hit the Field

Tasneem Abu-Rob and Rand Albustanji, two of Jordan’s starters, became the first players to wear a hijab at a FIFA-sanctioned world tournament. Read more »

Donald Trump Is Deplorable, Racist, and Islamophobic: But Please Don't Call Him "Crazy"

By labeling Trump’s behaviors as “mental illness,” people aren’t just engaging in casual hyperbole, they're repeating terms they hear used as epithets. And that hurts, for people who deal with mental illness. Read more »

Don’t Say I'm "Dramatic": An Almost A-Z List of Words to Avoid When Talking About Women

This article is an excerpt from Jessica Bennett's new book, Feminist Fight ClubRead more »

It's Not "Just Words" : Why It Matters That Media Names Trump's Behavior

Harassment. Bigotry. Racism. These accurately describe Trump's words, not "fiery" or "plainspoken." Read more »

In California, a Government App Will (Finally!) Track When Police Shoot Civilians

I tested out the new tool that California will use to track violent encounters. And found some problems.  Read more »

How Voter ID Laws Can Disenfranchise Transgender Folks

The new "Voting While Trans" guide spells out how hard it can be to update your ID. Read more »

You Should Never Have to Apologize for Getting an Abortion

NARAL President Ilyse Hogue talks about fighting shame and fear around abortion in the era of Trump.  Read more »

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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 »

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 »

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 »