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How a racist is made — and unmade

Historian Charles B. Dew dives deep into his memoir of his Jim Crow South childhood, “The Making of a Racist”<p><i>The embrace of Jim Crow as a way of life and a system of beliefs for white southerners was powerful and seductive. White supremacy is a noxious weed that plants deep roots. I know this first</i> …

Sticky Fingers: Meet the Oakland Artist Using Fruit to Explore Female Sexuality

We talk censorship, sensuality, and citrus with controversial food artist Stephanie Sarley.<p>It all started with two fingers sensually probing half a blood orange. Oakland-based artist Stephanie Sarley uploaded the juicy video to her Instagram account in early 2016, and as the internet lost its …

Feminism

What Life Was Like Before Roe v. Wade in 7 Books

In 1973, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) decided in <i>Roe</i> v. <i>Wade</i> that a woman’s right to privacy was “broad enough to encompass the right to terminate her pregnancy.”<p>On February 10, Tom Price was confirmed as the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Price, an orthopedic doctor, is …

Barnes & Noble

#ShePersisted is more powerful as a rallying cry for women than #NastyWoman could ever be

With three sentences on the US Senate floor this week, US Republican majority leader Mitch McConnell handed president Donald Trump’s resistance its next battle cry.<p>Defending his decision to block—with a party-line vote—Elizabeth Warren from speaking Feb. 7 against the confirmation of Jeff Sessions …

Feminism

‘African-American’ History Month Underscores A Fear Of Blackness

Last Thursday, the man who has referred to the Black community off and on as “The Blacks,” stripped away the word that gets a certain segment of White people as pressed as a silk tie: Black. February 2017 will now be known as “National African-American History Month,” thanks to President Donald …

Black History

Black History Month Reveals the White Lies of America

Since its formal beginning as Negro History Week in 1926, Black History Month has revealed the “white lie” of American history. It has been a project …

Black History

These are some of the ways you can support public education

Yesterday, Betsy DeVos was confirmed as our new Secretary of Education — despite having never gone to public school, having never sent her children …

Betsy DeVos Could Be A Disaster For The Campus Sexual Assault Movement

Every single Senate Democrat was so certain that Betsy DeVos is dangerously unfit to be this nation’s secretary of education that they argued against …

50 years ago the first major gay rights demonstration happened in Silver Lake

A police raid at the Black Cat Tavern led to protests outside the gay bar<p>This Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of one of the nation’s first major public demonstrations in support of gay rights. A predecessor to the famous Stonewall riots two years later, protests outside of the Black Cat Tavern …

Someone Made a Planned Parenthood Benefit Track Entirely out of Samples from the Women's March

Glassine, the artist, released an album last year solely made out of Guitar Center field recordings.<p>Baltimore-based musician Danny Greenwald, a.k.a. Glassine, last week shared a dreamy track made entirely out of samples recorded at the January 21 Women's March on Washington. All proceeds made from …

Planned Parenthood

This Is How Planned Parenthood Is Gearing Up For Its Hardest Fight Yet

Planned Parenthood has been battling to keep its doors open for 100 years. Here’s how it’s preparing for the latest threats.<p>When Sarah Stoesz became the CEO of Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota 15 years ago, her affiliate included 29 clinics. Today, there are 19. A barrage of …

Pro-Life Groups React to Sheryl Sandberg’s $1 Million Donation to Planned Parenthood

Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg recently made headlines when she donated $1 million to Planned Parenthood.<p>Now, pro-life groups …

A new front in the assault on women’s freedom: Anti-choice activists now going after birth control

Under Trump and a GOP Congress, anti-choice activists don’t need elaborate excuses to go after contraception<p>Most conservatives are masters of the bad-faith argument, but none so more than anti-choice activists. For decades now, anti-choicers have perfected the art of concealing their hostility to …

How to access 375,000 beautiful, copyright-free images from New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art

The sumptuous lips of a 3,000-year-old Egyptian queen’s face, and the plump belly of a 9th-century Mexican baby, are now at your disposal.<p>New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has released 375,000 images of works from its collection, with no restrictions on what you can do with them. The images, …

Museums

A constitutional expert explains the issues at stake in Trump’s travel ban

A federal judge in Washington state has imposed a temporary restraining order that prevents enforcement of President Donald Trump’s executive order banning residents from seven countries from entering the United States — either as refugees or as travelers. But whether that injunction will be upheld …

'The future is female': Young feminists you should be following on Twitter

Since her crushing defeat in the presidential election in November, Hillary Clinton has stayed relatively quiet. In her first public video statement since the election, Clinton told attendees at the MAKERS conference that “I remain convinced that, yes, the future is female.”<p>“We need you to dare …

Feminism

OK, Betsy DeVos Is Now Education Secretary, But The Fight Over Her Agenda Has Just Begun

The real power over schools doesn't rest with the Education Department.<p>WASHINGTON ― Betsy DeVos was confirmed on Tuesday, by a razor-thin margin, after an extraordinary outpouring of opposition. That means she will serve as the secretary of education.<p>When it comes to implementing her agenda for …

Madam C.J. Walker wasn’t just a positive force for African Americans. She also pioneered global black activism

Working with Marcus Garvey and others, she helped expand consciousness worldwide<p>Madam C.J. Walker is best known as the first African American female …

Black History

Denmark to set up fund to access abortion in response to Trump gag

An alliance of European countries is fighting to replace funds for family planning services following Donald Trump’s reinstatement of the “global gag …

9 Fashion Brands That Support Planned Parenthood

Where you spend your money can sometimes be a force for social change, and that includes fashion purchases. When you find brands that support causes …

Feminism

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: change the Electoral College

Speaking to a packed crowd of students and faculty at Stanford University on Monday, US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg received raucous applause after saying she favored changing the Electoral College. As Politico reports:<p>[Ginsburg] offered that there are “some things I would like to …

Can’t make the protest? Here are eight small acts of resistance

Even if you can’t attend every march against Donald Trump, Brexit or human rights abuses, you can still engage in the counter-revolution<p>By the end of last year, each new celebrity death or political upheaval was greeted with, “Urgh, so 2016!” For many, though, the dawn of 2017 brought some …

Democrats pull all-nighter to block confirmation of Betsy DeVos

Senate Democrats pulled an all-nighter to protest President Trump’s Education Secretary pick, Betsy DeVos. A showdown vote looms Tuesday, which could end with Vice President Mike Pence casting an unprecedented tie-breaking vote. Meanwhile, an appeals court is set to hear arguments on President …

A New Film About Black Women In Medicine Set To Air During Black History Month

Filmmaker, Crystal R. Emery is a playwright, author, and actress that is using her art to celebrate the "triumph of the human spirit." Her latest …

Diversity

‘I Am Not Your Negro’ Looks at James Baldwin’s Legacy and Racism in America

Put the Oscar-nominated documentary on your must-watch list now.<p>On June 13, 1968, just two short months after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., author and playwright James Baldwin found himself on the set of the <i>Dick Cavett Show</i>, ABC's (then) brand-new talk show. Cavett presented …

Literature

Beyond Orwell: 11 Illuminating Quotes From the Canon of Dystopia

George Orwell is suddenly, understandably en vogue — <i>1984</i> spiked on Amazon and then sold out, his scathing 1940 review of <i>Mein Kampf</i> has been dredged up, and reading groups are springing up like toadstools, eager to discuss the ways language can be manipulated by would-be tyrants in order to suppress …

Literature