politics

politics

Cecile Richards: 'Nancy Pelosi Is the Reason We Still Have Access to Abortion Rights'

In an interview with Broadly, former Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards urges Democrats to support Nancy Pelosi for Speaker of the House: “It's time we stop being shut down by loud, angry men."
Seamus Kirst
11.16.18
Books

Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism

Kristen R. Ghodsee, the author of "Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism," explains how socialism leads to economic independence, better work/life balance, and yes, better sex for women.
Zing Tsjeng
11.13.18
voting

16 Young People on How They Made a Political Impact Without Voting

In advance of the midterm elections, high schoolers around the country canvassed for campaigns, created custom voter guides, and, uh, organized events with Natalie Portman.
Sarah Burke
11.8.18
midterms

32 Unbearably Cute Things About Beto O'Rourke

Don't mess with Texas's only politician who will gladly nurse a blind squirrel back to life.
Diana Tourjée
Leila Ettachfini
11.6.18
Power to the Polls

LGBT Candidate Joan Greene Aims to Prove that Arizona Is Not a Red State

"We all want the same thing. We all want our families to have the opportunities to have what they might consider their American Dream," says Joan Greene.
Linda Yang
11.6.18
2018 election

6 Women Candidates Who Could Change the Face of Politics Tonight

In the political "Year of the Woman," more women are on the ballot in today's midterm elections than ever before in United States history. Keep an eye on these six candidates whose pivotal races will shape America's future.
Leila Ettachfini
11.6.18
Power

Oprah Winfrey Fires Back at Racist Robocalls Made Against Stacey Abrams

Georgia constituents received automated calls from an Oprah impersonator antagonizing Stacey Abrams' campaign with virulent racism. This is how the media mogul responded.
Danielle Kwateng-Clark
11.6.18
politics

Brazil's New President Once Told a Politician She Was Too Ugly to Rape

Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro was elected this week despite his abysmal track record on rights for women, LGBTQ people, and indigenous communities.
Zing Tsjeng
10.29.18
Power

Inside a Rally of Hundreds Telling Trump Trans People #WontBeErased

After a leaked Department of Health and Human Services memo revealed an agenda to strip 1.4 million trans Americans of gender recognition on Sunday, LGBTQ people and allies gathered in New York City's Washington Square Park to protest.
Diana Tourjée
Sara David
Sarah Burke
10.22.18
Unfollow Me

This Influential UK Parliamentary Committee Just Backed a Stalkers Register

The Home Affairs Select Committee, which advises British lawmakers on policy, announced its support of a national database of serial stalkers and domestic abuse perpetrators.
Sirin Kale
10.21.18
Op-Ed

Native American Is Not My Race—It's Who I Am

Elizabeth Warren may feel vindicated about her ancestry, but defining Native American identity by race often results in dangerous challenges to Indigenous rights and sovereignty.
Mariah Gladstone
10.19.18
politics

Altered Birth Certificates Are 'Free Speech' for Trans People, Lawsuit Says

Lambda Legal has sued the state of Kansas for refusing to allow transgender citizens to alter the sex marker on their birth certificate, arguing that inaccurate birth certificates compel speech.
Diana Tourjée
10.15.18
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