social justice

Yes, Women Are “in Your Grill.” It’s Called Politics.

Virginia’s 7th District isn’t going to take the short end of the stick from their Tea Party congressman, Dave Brat. Give the people what they want… Which is literally just…

Hannah Briggs | February 6, 2017 - 12:42 pm

Women Won’t Back Down as Trump Wages War on Reproductive Rights

We won’t be told how to live or when to have kids.

Hannah Briggs | January 31, 2017 - 3:35 pm

The Double Standard of “Erotic Tips”

It turns out that men have their own brand of questionable sex tips…

Hannah Briggs | January 31, 2017 - 2:32 pm

Wearing a safety pin does absolutely nothing to help vulnerable groups

There are far more effective ways to be an ally to marginalized people and not inadvertently put them further at risk.

Kylie Cheung | November 15, 2016 - 6:31 pm

The Effective Social Justice Workings Of Black Twitter Is Neither New Nor Accidental

There is this strange misconception that Black folks tend to just stumble into movements, when the truth is that every movement we’ve been a part of, we’ve had a hand

Carol H. Hood | October 1, 2015 - 11:00 am

5 Ways Powerful People Trick You Into Hating Protestors

Let’s say that tomorrow you are elected Secret Ruler of the USA, a position that gives you total power over the government, economy, and the culture at large — everything…

Cracked | June 14, 2015 - 12:30 pm

No, Online Media Isn’t Ruining Academia

If professors are afraid of their students, they should look to their employers for help instead of blaming writers.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | June 10, 2015 - 4:00 pm

We Spend How Much On Mother’s Day Every Year?!

The US job market improves, Vulvatron is kicked out of GWAR, Americans buy Mother’s Day gifts for practically everyone, and Okwui Enwezor curates a social justice-focused Venice Biennale.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | May 8, 2015 - 5:05 pm

My New Year’s Resolution: Choose Oultrage Over Outrage

I find it edifying to look up the definitions and etymology of words that represent abstractions. Today it’s “outrage.” It’s being talked about a lot, not least of all because…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 22, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Faith In Humanity In A Revolutionary Age

Faith in humanity is the only faith I have. As in, I don’t have faith in a god or anything particularly spiritual. I’m not going to waffle over that and…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 1, 2014 - 11:00 am

Harvard’s Government School Orientation Will Now Have A “Check Your Privilege” Session

Last week, the dean of Harvard University’s prestigious Kennedy School of Government agreed to include “power and privilege training” for every new student at orientation.

As NYmag.com notes,…

Claire Hannum | May 15, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Unacceptable: Same Sex Couples Are Paying An Extra $6,000 In Taxes Each Year

Same-sex couples are forced to pay an extra $6,000 a year in taxes because the federal government does not recognize gay marriage, according to an analysis conducted by CNNMoney. Heterosexual…

Jessica Wakeman | December 28, 2011 - 3:20 pm