A photo essay captures North Carolina’s Moral Mondays movement, fighting for progressive change against an aggressive right wing legislature.
As I get ready to head back to Capitol Hill this week, this explains why I’ll be seeing mostly men there until 2121.
The Central Park Five have settled their civil rights lawsuit against New York City for $40 million. You can watch a moving documentary about their horrifying ordeal here.
Advice for the media on how to cover Hillary Clinton without being sexist.
What the US men’s soccer team would look like without immigration.
Angela Davis talks to the LA Times about returning to UCLA decades after she was fired from there, prison abolition, capitalism and more.
A study shows that judges with daughters are more likely to rule in favor of women’s rights.
A new report gives advice to female candidates.
Seven major Supreme Court cases on reproductive rights, union organizing and more that will be decided this month.
I’m really excited for the new film Obvious Child, starring the hilarious Jenny Slate and showing an abortion story we don’t usually see in movies.
On a related note, if you’re looking for movies written by, directed by and/or starring women, IndieWire does a weekly roundup.
The New York Times on the need for a compassionate response to the increase in undocumented children crossing the border.
The Toast amusingly tells you how to talk to babies about gender theory.
Famous authors offer thoughts on feminism.
Happy birthday to actress and transgender rights activist Laverne Cox.
I’m looking forward to seeing Key & Peele introduce the Hillary Clinton anger translator.
VlogBrothers take on mass incarceration in the US.
How prosecutors are using rap (and not other traditionally white genres of music) as evidence to convict people of crimes.
Everything women could buy if they made as much money as men.
Why there’s not a strong rationale that undocumented immigrants should obey the laws that prohibit them from entering the US.
A project called “Not a Bug Splat” shows drone operators whom they’re killing.
Artist Omer Fast raises awareness through a striking film about drone warfare, called 5,000 Feet is the Best.
A high school soccer team wore hijabs to support their Muslim teammate who was barred from playing in one.
When Fred Phelps protested Fred Rogers, of whom he said, “he was a wuss and he was an enabler of wusses.”
Ta-Nehisi Coates insightfully takes on Paul Ryan’s “inner city” comments. Mychal Denzel Smith responds to criticism of Coates’s piece and rails against respectability politics.
A homeless, mentally ill veteran “baked to death” in his cell at Rikers.
The case for open borders.
Undocumented youth use Justin Bieber to take on double standards in deportation policy.
A brief history of Republicans saying crazy things about women.
Amanda Hess offers a satirical script for what is sure to be a horrible Lean In movie.
Please stop using sex to sell vegetarianism.