Civil Rights

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Hugh Hefner: Abuser And Civil Rights Advocate (They Can Coexist)

Hugh Hefner - people either love him or hate him, and there doesn’t seem to be a lot of room for middle ground. He was an abuser and civil rights Read...
Aja Barber    |   09.28.17   |   SHARE
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Ain't I Black? On The Historical Erasure Of Black Female Leaders

A recent rally was held in NYC to honor Rekia Boyd, another casuality of police brutality. No one showed up. Read...
Janessa E. Robinson    |   04.29.15   |   SHARE

The Many Many Problems With The New Sex Work Show 8 Minutes

Under the guise of philanthropy, 8 Minutes essentially blackmails some of the most marginalized and powerless people in society. Read...
Noah Berlatsky    |   03.31.15   |   SHARE

The Third Puberty Is The Hardest

I should not need to traverse a still-broken, still-treacherous medical system to get permission and access—I want a body I feel is mine to manage. Read...
Jetta Rae    |   03.5.15   |   SHARE
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The Problem With Beyonce's "Precious Lord" Cover At The Grammys

So, if there are so many ways to sing this song, and if it's meant different things at different points, why complain about Beyoncé's version? Read...
Noah Berlatsky    |   02.10.15   |   SHARE

Mormon Church Comes Out "In Favor" Of LGBT Rights, I Call Bullshit

As a former Mormon, the Church's revelation that they're going to start “loving and accepting” the LGBT community makes me laugh. Hard. Read...
Joni Edelman    |   01.27.15   |   SHARE

Happy Belated Birthday, Dr. King! Love, Your Not-So-Subtly Racist Pal, Woolite

Dark skin Black girl. Black dress. Tagline: For the Love of Darks. We see you Woolite. Your blithe ignorance is keeping racism alive. Read...
Katie Tandy   |   01.25.15   |   SHARE
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Meet The U.S. Department Of Justice's Fierce New Civil Rights Leader: Vanita Gupta

You've been dying to know who would take over the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice of the US, amiright? Read...
Giana Ciapponi    |   10.16.14   |   SHARE