The LA-based Star Garden Topless Dive Bar just voted in favor of joining the Actors’ Equity Association, making it the first unionized strip club since the now-defunct Lusty Lady in San Francisco and Seattle.
Strong family bonds help transgender people embrace joy even amid legislative attacks and reductive media portrayals.
Even after leaving a domestic violence situation, survivors are often saddled with mountains of debt incurred by their abusers. Can a new California law offer protections?
Pregnant people across the country lack safe drinking water—so grassroots organizations are stepping in.
An initiative to make the city car-free is prompting a larger dialogue around equity in urban design.
“The Future Is Disabled” by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha moves much-needed conversations on disability and mutual aid into the spotlight while pushing readers to confront their preconceived ideas about who belongs in the future.
By centering feminism on gender alone and conveniently sidelining the impact of whiteness, class, culture, imperialism, and religion on gender parity, white women have co-opted the feminist space. It’s time to change this.
“Because no one had talked with me as a teen about what a real, healthy relationship looks like, I didn’t know what to do when my boyfriend became abusive.”
States Advance Anti-Transgender Agendas—Part of a Longtime Strategy by Conservatives to Rally Their Base
Some 30 states initiated anti-trans legislation in 2021, and 7 more in 2022.
Leaving behind a prolific body of work and a powerful legacy, Black feminist writer and thinker bell hooks taught us about radical intersectional politics—and love.
From anti-communist witch-hunts to independence movements to wages for housework and rights for sex workers, 91-year-old Selma James has been in the struggle for a lifetime.
Female faculty members of color are disproportionately called upon by both colleagues and students to do diversity, equity, and inclusion work—with no compensation for this labor.
The Gabby Petito case illustrated yet again how media outlets disproportionately fixate on missing and murdered White women. Veteran journalist Guillermo Torres analyzes why— and how editors can do better.
A growing number of U.S. companies are offering gender-neutral paid parental leave, prompting more fathers to take advantage of a benefit often assumed to primarily serve women.