An inspiring—if perhaps overly optimistic—book, When We Fight We Win!: Twenty-First-Century Social Movements and the Activists That Are Transforming Our World, showcases six areas in which progressive shifts have already happened or are possible thanks to long-range activism and political vision.
A report from the CDC shows that schools are failing to teach about STI and pregnancy prevention. But even if they were, students would still be left in the dark about many important issues.
No summit can fix what ails the GOP when it comes to concern for people struggling to make ends meet, or who no longer have any means whatsoever.
Women are critical to the success of Democratic candidates. These voters might be forgiven for being unclear about whether those for whom they vote actually mean to keep their promises when they get into office.
As we talk about the importance of consent in the public discourse, upholding the right to say what is and isn’t violence must take precedence over our own discomfort about someone else’s choices.
The collection captures the giddiness of the decade and the unbridled enthusiasm for creating new ways of being and doing.
Nurx, a newly launched web-based app, seeks to help eliminate barriers to contraception by “putting you in control of your own health.”
When allegations of sexual assault or harassment are levied against a prominent man many people look the other way. And knowing that those who would otherwise hold an abuser accountable will indeed look the other way, victims are less likely to stand up for themselves in the first place, especially when their income and health-care benefits are on the line.
It is with a heavy heart that I celebrate the Holtzclaw verdict—not just because I struggle with the relentless focus on carceral solutions, but also because the effects of the trial are far from over.
It should concern us all that conservative candidates are conflating terrorism with immigration. This sort of rhetoric breeds hysteria that targets already vulnerable populations—not to mention it’s simply irresponsible and intellectually lazy.