Measuring female “agency” is a dumb way to talk about art
Is it feminist? Is IT feminist? Is it FEMINIST?
Finally, American women can reliably get abortion pills in the mail
An interview with Rebecca Gomperts, founder of the group who is now shipping to U.S. addresses.
Paper coffee cups will be the death of us
Coffee shops love the free advertising that disposable cups provide, despite the fact that they’re impossible to recycle.
Why is British media so transphobic?
Turns out homeopathy haters and mums are partly responsible.
The worst politician in North Carolina is proud of his gift to Gab
State Senator Dan Bishop authored North Carolina’s notorious anti-trans HB2 “bathroom bill,” tried to rewrite the law so that teachers could arrest their own students, and just so happens to have a $500 stake in the social network that loves racists.
How open is ‘open’ enrollment?
As the Trump administration attacks the Affordable Care Act, access for limited-English speakers has remained surprisingly steady.
We can’t educate our kids out of inequality
Better schools are not a magic bullet for fixing social problems.
Can you be a good person if you don’t read the news?
Ethics in news consumption.
The bear that went from presidential namesake to political pawn
The Louisiana black bear was a supposed conservation success story. But was that story a lie?
The myth of the postpartum love rush
Do hormones makes you fall in love at first sight once you give birth? Not always, and that’s just fine.
Why are rich people so weird?
From Business Insider lady to money diarists, the strangest humans on the planet keep telling us about their days.
‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ and the problems with creative work
If you want to understand the hellish demands of modern labor, look no further than video games.
The secret anxiety of the upwardly mobile
Children who do better than their parents often must choose between blending in and standing out.
StarKist pleads guilty to charging too much for tuna
And also colluding with other canned seafood companies to keep tuna prices high.
The nation’s student loan debt crisis, mapped
We’re $1.5 trillion dollars in student loan debt, and the only way to get out of it is to take a high-paying job.
Facing mounting criticism from the right, Facebook has quietly ramped up donations to Republican politicians
Newly released FEC data shows that last month, Facebook donated to twice as many Republican campaigns as Democratic ones.
College campuses are far from radical
Time to let go of the fantasy of the liberal university.
Can Poland survive its Trump moment?
After American-style neoliberalism invaded Poland, its people responded by placing a bunch of far-right populists in power. But with the country’s next elections just around the corner, will they stay there?
Who the hell cares what old people think about climate change?
If you won’t live to see the worst of it, kindly shut up.
The extremely mad professors
Why three academics wrote twenty whole fake papers and think other people got played.