Meet your Mystics: Gathering star power with astrologer Chani Nicholas

In our new series, feminist mystics help us negotiate a confounding world with a little help from the unknown.

Because White Men Can't Police Their Imaginations: Police Brutality in Anaheim

Why did an off-duty police officer confront teenagers walking home from school with a gun? Read more »

What Just Happened?: A Day Without A Woman

Don't assume that one person’s strike bolsters another person’s freedom. Read more »

Material Acts: Chilean Embroiderers Record Memory Stitch-by-Stitch

From a piece of a baby’s onesie, one woman imagines a banner. From the ragged scrap of a dress, another imagines a downtown protest. Using bits and pieces of fabric, these embroiderers construct elaborate scenes from their everyday lives and their country’s history. Read more »

Fear of an Immigrant Nation: How Many Generations Until We Are Considered Americans?

When there are no imagined external threats left to blame a country’s problems on, who will count as American then? Read more »

My President Loves to Read

When Obama talks about the power and meaning that he has gleaned from books, I hear the words of every person I’ve ever known who loves to read. Read more »

Serena Williams Got Engaged to Reddit's Cofounder: Why Bigots, Black Men, and Feminists Care

At some point during the past decade, Hollywood decided that mixed couples just aren’t controversial anymore. The reality tells a different story. Read more »

Jeff Sessions is a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

Jeff Sessions’s strategy at his confirmation hearing was to approach every question with a nice voice and a smile, praise for his questioners, careful phrasing, and a conveniently foggy memory. Read more »

Bad Things Milo Yiannopoulos Has Done, In Case His New Publisher Cares (Just Kidding, They Totally Don't Care)

While I wish this book deal was a stunt, a mainstream book publisher actually believes Yiannopoulos’s words are worth publishing. Read more »

Some of Us are Brave: An Aesop's Fable for Democrats

If the Democratic Party walks away from social justice, marginalized Americans will lose and so will the party. Read more »

Birds, Bees, and Beyond : Toward More Inclusive Sex Ed in India

Sex education isn’t simply being able to name body parts and processes, or learning about reproduction. It’s also crucial for teaching young people about respect, boundaries, and self-advocacy Read more »

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A Conversation About Transgender Representation in Pop Culture

Janet Mock, on her MSNBC web show, is one of a handful of transgender people who has recently gained international visibility. Recently, we... Read more »

All Hail the Queen?: What do our perceptions of Beyonce's feminism say about us?

From Our Archives: Who run the world? If entertainment domination is the litmus test, then all hail Queen Bey. Beyoncé. Read more »

House Proud : The troubling rise of stay-at-home daughters

“Daughters aren’t to be independent. They’re not to act outside the scope 
of their father. As long as they’re under the authority of their...

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No Disrespect: Black women and the burden of respectability

In February 2012, PBS host Tavis Smiley interviewed Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer about their Oscar nominations for their roles as Aibileen and... Read more »