Should you be a wife or career woman? Take this 1950s magazine quiz.
The groundbreaking gyno-humor of Amazon’s realistic rom-com “Catastrophe.”
The “marijuana smear” used against black people who are victims of police violence.
Why is the Iraq war not brought up in the context of the Iran deal debate?
5 badass Iranian women who are shattering stereotypes of what feminism looks like.
Lindy West: “My wedding was perfect–and I was fat as hell the whole time.”
Jessica Valenti on aging and our complicated relationship with catcalls.
An artist uses “whiteness goggles” to demonstrate privilege and lack of understanding of cultural appropriation.
I’m off on vacation this week, so I’m bringing the summer fun to the blog with some quick recommendations for five feminist TV shows to make you laugh and cheer for women’s rights.
It’s become increasingly clear that #BlackLivesMatter is a movement that won’t be ignored. Sadly, it seems that every day brings another reminder why it exists, and we learn the names of people like Sandra Bland and Freddie Gray only because of the tragedies that befell them. While the #BlackLivesMatter may be still developing and coming into its own, there’s no question that it’s making an impact. Elizabeth Day at The Guardian has a great piece about the origins of #BlackLivesMatter (including the prominent role played by women) and what she calls the “birth of a new civil rights movement.” (more…)
meeting with Miles for Peace activists in Tehran
Six years ago, when hope was high after President Barack Obama’s inauguration, I traveled to Iran with a people-to-people diplomacy delegation. Scarred by years of war and devastation in Iraq and Afghanistan, people in the US and abroad hoped that the candidate who stuck up for diplomacy on the campaign trail would take us down another path. (more…)
Anyone who has spent time organizing for political change knows it isn’t easy. You have to deal with setbacks, rejection, long hours, seemingly insurmountable challenges. But we finds ways to persevere and recognize that major social change is a long-term project. Some people get discouraged and don’t stick with it, and the great Rebecca Solnit identified how some people in the movement contribute to that problem in”letter to my dismal allies on the US left“: (more…)