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Why Boris is wrong about the burka

What is more offensive—concealing your face or misleading the public?

Real gender equality includes femininity (and the color pink)

As feminist parents we tell ourselves that we’re trying to break down the gender binary, but what’s wrong with skirts and baby dolls?

Motherhood and an end to women’s civil war

Maternal ambivalence has always been provocative: a review of Sheila Heti’s new book.

Why criticisms of identity politics sound ridiculous to me

When you’re accustomed to privilege, equality feels like oppression.

We don’t have to be related to be a family

Moving beyond traditional family structures is both personally and politically liberating.

Why misunderstanding identity politics undermines the goals of a just society

'Ideal citizens' should not be defined by a white patriarchal system.

32 types of anti-feminists

Have you gotten pushback against your feminist beliefs? If so, maybe you recognize these arguments.

Comedy is part of feminist history—and we need it more than ever

Feminism has always been mobilized and strengthened through collective joyful laughter.

Is toxic masculinity a mask for anxiety?

What is it that makes so many boys grow up to believe that sex is theirs for the taking?

#MeToo, dialogue and healing

To give voice to our deepest experiences is to cultivate connection and collective healing.

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Six things urban feminists should never say to rural people

Folks with degrees from Smith and Wellesley talked to me in slower, louder voices once they realized where I was from.

Why reconciliation and redemption are central to countering white supremacy

Sammy Rangel, director of Life After Hate, talks about his work with violent extremists.

After Erica Garner’s death, I can’t breathe through the tears

In praise and memory of a great advocate for peace and social justice.

Why Redneck Revolt says deal with racism first, then economics

Addressing systems of White supremacy can’t be dismissed as ‘identity politics.’

Visualising the human price of gold

An exhibition of powerful photographs brings home the real costs of illness and incapacitation for miners and their families.

My white friend asked me to explain white privilege, so I decided to be honest.

He wanted to know how institutional racism has made an impact on my life. I’m glad he asked, because I was ready to answer.

What if we thought of gender like ice cream?

Why do we have to choose between chocolate and vanilla?

Please call me they

How do I explain to my colleagues that I’m not a ‘he’ or a ‘she’—and why it matters?

Why are religious conservatives embracing transgender rights?

Iran has the second highest number of sexual reassignment surgeries in the world. What’s going on?

Women beware: President Trump and the promise of violence

The Mooch may have gone but the menace and misogyny remain deep inside the White House.

How intersectional feminism transformed me from an asshole to an activist

I wrote this so that more cis men can understand their toxic behavior and avoid apologizing 20 years too late.

Please don’t tie me down

It’s time to let go of the Victorian idea that a ‘serious’ man should not be sensually open.            

Is there really a crisis around identity politics on the left?

The claim that intersectional critiques are divisive is based on a fundamental misunderstanding of both intersectionality and socialism.

Passive patience is oppressive, but active patience can help us all

Does your commitment to justice override your desire for comfort?

Why we're not taking the new porn laws lying down

Who cares about a bunch of queers flogging each other when there’s a migrant crisis and article 50 has been triggered? We do.

The neoliberal economics of family life

Attempts to restore the family as the foundation of social welfare could destroy the gains of second-wave feminism.

What’s so feminist about yoga?

Despite the influence of capitalism on its practice, yoga can strengthen resistance and movement-building.

Welcome to another year of transformation

We need your help to expand our coverage of deep-rooted personal and political change.

How cultural appropriation becomes trendy—and the real cost of our consumerism

Doing good doesn’t, and shouldn’t, always feel good. For the sake of justice, let’s face that discomfort.

Anti-feminism, then and now

Menace and the threat of violence have a particular address to women. Welcome to a new phase of anti-feminism.

Will black people also be excluded from Mars?

In the new space race, whose version of humanity is being targeted for saving?

Is it time to say goodbye to the non-binary in gender?

Being defined by a negative speaks more of bureaucracy than of sex or self-expression. 

Ferguson Rises: a documentary on love, hope and beauty

Mobolaji Olambiwonnu hopes his new film on the killing of Michael Brown will bring healing, dignity, and investment to Black communities affected by police violence.

It’s gender that’s a joke, not queerness

Being genderqueer is not about displaying an intellectual image—it’s a matter of life and death.

The spectre of female otherness is haunting athletics

Hyperandrogenic competitors are not men, and exceptional women shouldn’t be excluded on the grounds that ‘normal’ women feel threatened by their masculine traits. 

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