American Politics

It’s white men all the way down

How did we get here? It’s an existential question that can be taken several ways. From the primordial soup emerged microscopic life forms that evolved across millennia until, in the Pleistocene Epoch,…

Why Women’s Marchers need to care about capitalism

On January 21st, an estimated 2.9 million people participated in Women’s Marches around the U.S., setting a record for the largest one-day protest in the nation’s history. For many feminists, a public…

Liberal feminists ushered Ivanka Trump into the White House

  Ivanka Trump has it all… Or so we’re told… A lifestyle brand and clothing line, conventional beauty pageant looks, softly-lit photos featuring a perfect family life, and an influential husband. She…

The Women’s March on Washington needs to name the problem

The Women’s March on Washington released its official policy platform on Thursday, and numerous liberal American media outlets deemed it an unequivocally progressive one. Fusion went so far as to call it…

How feminists can challenge liberal bathroom politics

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has announced that a “bathroom bill” addressing gender-identity claims in access to bathrooms, showers and locker rooms will be one of his top priorities for this legislative…

Women’s issues aren’t just ‘identity politics’

The post-election blame game is still in full swing: Who fucked up? Who can we hate? Who can we blame? Who let this happen? Its latest iteration is the charge that Hillary…

Why do women fail to vote as a class?

In the wake of Trump’s victory, we have sought explanations: how can this nightmare have actually come true? Always a popular scapegoat, women have been getting a lot of the blame. While…

America really, really hates women

I have a laugh like Hillary’s — a loud, open-mouthed, unladylike, boisterous laugh that sometimes makes people stare at me. My laugh is not an attractive laugh. It’s not cute or girlish.…