What’s insidious about this phrase is that it assumes we have stable and agreed upon definitions of fraught terms like “sex” and “power.” The phrase ushers us past the physicality of sex and violence all together in favor of an abstraction. Read more
The criticism ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ has received for its promotion of the model minority myth and moments of anti-blackness are completely valid, but we also need to be realistic about the role pop culture plays in pushing a truly progressive agenda and the timeline in which that agenda unfolds.
‘Queer Eye’ encourages its heroes to be themselves—as long as they’re buying the right things. Read more
How do you quantify the impact of a poem not yet written or a song not yet performed? Read more
The inherent stress of having families under capitalism allows them to become isolated and violent institutions. Read more
This is not about worker safety and public welfare. This is about paving the way for politicians and the elite to gentrify cities. Read more
In an effort to not only humanize, but glorify the small business owner, workers often disappear. Read more
Shortly after the 2016 presidential election, Leslie Mac and Marissa Johnson, two black female activists, started working on development of the Safety Pin Box which — unlike the viral solidarity campaign of wearing a safety pin from which the project took its name — provides guided tasks for white allies who want to fight to end systemic oppression in society. Read more