Opinion

Opinion

What Happens When Colleges Try to Define Trans Existence?

Morehouse College's decision to become the first all-male HBCU to admit trans men raises questions about how colleges will attempt to define transgender identity for its students.
Tiq Milan
4.18.19
Op-Ed

The Trans Ban Is in Effect, And Service Members Are Now in Jeopardy

I carried caskets in Arlington National Cemetery. I folded American flags for loved ones. I didn’t know anything about the gender identity or sexuality of those I carried—just that they died in service and wore the flag of this country to the grave.
Charlotte Clymer
4.12.19
Health

Smoking Is Bad, But So Is Everything Else

In a better world, we'd reject the moralizing instinct to deem some people worthy of dignity—and others, not—based on how they choose to cope with the circumstances of their lives.
Brandy Jensen
2.25.19
Fashionating

Stop Dressing Like Trash at Home

If you don’t think you need to look like you’re on the runway while watching "The Silence of the Lambs" for the thirty-second time, you’re in for a rude awakening.
Diana Tourjée
1.29.19
END FORCED MOTHERHOOD

When Women Have Fewer Rights Than a Fetus

At what point in a woman’s pregnancy does she lose her fundamental civil rights?
Jex Blackmore
12.21.18
Opinion

I Was Raped at College. Here's How DeVos's New Rules Harm Survivors Like Me

On Friday, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos released her proposed changes to campus sexual misconduct rules, which will make it harder for students to receive an education and contend with trauma.
Sage Carson
11.16.18
Op-Ed

My State Has the Highest Maternal Death Rate—Stacey Abrams Plans to Change That

Georgia is one of 17 states that has not expanded Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act. By refusing to do so, the state turned away federal funding that would essentially open the door for people like me to access health care.
Kimberly Lawson
11.5.18
Op-Ed

A Timeline of Every Step in Trump's Plan to Eliminate Transgender Rights

Since Trump took office, his administration has systematically eroded legal protections for transgender Americans.
Diana Tourjée
10.30.18
Culture

Summer Is for Children and Fools

When I was a child, I naïvely awaited summer with great longing—but I also asked for a plunger for my birthday.
Diana Tourjée
8.28.18
Opinion

No One Should Get Plus-Ones to Weddings

If you suspect that someone would bail on your wedding if they couldn’t bring a buffer human, this person doesn’t like you enough to be at your wedding.
Maria Yagoda
7.13.18
Op-Ed

Jeff Sessions Could Determine the Fate of Countless Abused Women. We Should Be Terrified

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is expected to take domestic abuse off the list of reasons for allowing asylum in the US. In doing so, he would send untold numbers of women back to their abusers.
Chris Gelardi
6.8.18
Opinion

When a Fetus Is a 'Child' Who Needs Protection, But a Pregnant Teen Isn't

For weeks, a pregnant, undocumented 17-year-old has been held hostage by the government and denied an abortion. She was finally allowed to get one this morning—but that doesn't change the horrific injustice she endured.
Callie Beusman
10.25.17
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