Articles about Social Issues
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Women Who Ruled
The History, the Inspiration, the Mass Murder
Time to Reframe the Old Narratives About Race in America
Toxic ideas about people of color can be hard to shake, but looking at those ideas from a different perspective reveals positive truths.
What If Gun Laws Were Like Abortion Laws?
What would gun rights look like in America if we treated them like abortion rights? The Supreme Court has ruled that owning guns and getting abortions are both rights granted...
How Men Reacted to Their Moms Getting Catcalled
Some men might not have firsthand experience with catcalling, but when sons sat down to watch video of their moms being catcalled, the issue hit close to home.  Condé Nast...
A Woman Who Makes This Statement Today In The 21st Century Needs Revolutionary Courage
I want to live in a community with men and women, with children, animals and plants so that I am not continually forced to hide my actual being from the others. Perception and...
Misogyny and the Healing of the Masculine
My new home of West Asheville is in the news. A local coffee shop, Waking Life Espresso, closed its doors after its owners Jared Rutledge and Jacob Owens were outed for hosting...
Seven Everyday Things Poor People Worry About That Rich People Never Do
It isn’t just poor people’s lives which differ from rich people’s lives – it's poor people's thoughts that differ from everyone else's.
Why Some Companies in Sweden are Shifting to a 6-Hour Work Day
Despite research telling us it’s a really bad idea, many of us end up working 50-hour weeks or more because we think we’ll get more done and reap the benefits later. And...
How To Lose Weight In 4 Easy Steps
This article is probably not what you think. Read on to find out more.
Less Work, More Time: A Feminist Perspective on Universal Basic Income
It’s a cliché of feminist media to bemoan the “time bind” that keeps women tied to the double duties of working and parenting. The solution offered to this problem, however...
Why You Shouldn't (And Should) Be Monogamous
Why should you only have sex with the person you are in a relationship with? After all, there exist many successful relationships involving people having passionate...
What "Taking the Country Back" Means for the Rest of Us
I’ve been really angry and depressed for the last few months. I’ve finally pieced together why. I’m afraid. I’m not afraid of teenagers building clocks. I’m not afraid of...
From Jenner to Dolezal: One Trans Good, the Other Not so Much
By far the most intellectually and politically interesting thing about the recent "exposé" of Spokane, WA, NAACP activist Rachel Dolezal’s racial status is the conundrum it...
Instead of Defunding Planned Parenthood, Can We Defund War?
If you’ve been paying attention to the news lately, you’ve probably heard about the newest anti-Planned Parenthood movement that ignited as a result of the video release of...
History Doesn't Go In a Straight Line
Noam Chomsky on Bernie Sanders, Jeremy Corbyn, and the potential for ordinary people to make radical change.
Right to Buy, or the Right to Lifelong Debt?
With news this week that one in seven over 70 year olds are using their pensions to pay off their mortgage debt, the prospect of home ownership has got a whole lot less...
Slavoj Žižek: We Can’t Address the EU Refugee Crisis Without Confronting Global Capitalism
The refugees won’t all make it to Norway. Nor does the Norway they seek exist.
Social Media in a Generation of Mental Illness
Imagine a world without social media
The Unicorn Ally
I’ve been interested in oppression politics and social justice activism for a while now, both from the point of having things that directly affect me and that I want to change...
Bravery's Edge: Syrians Standing Up Against Extremism and Violence
Thousands of unknown activists have risked their lives to defy extremism and violence. Daniel Adamson interviews some of them.
The Whiting of Euro-Americans: A Divide and Conquer Strategy
In 1670, the Virginia assembly, comprising some of the colony’s most successful and powerful men, forbade free Negroes and Indians to own Christian (that is to say, white)...
Zero Refugees: Guess Which Countries Have Taken Not One of the 60 Million Fleeing War
The number of people displaced by wars fuelled by the west and its allies has reached a staggering new high.
Rev. Thandeka on Whiteness and Anti-Racism
From The Whiting of Euro-Americans: A Divide and Conquer Strategy: ...we must not forget that white racism was from the start a vehicle for classism; its primary goal was not...
Sacred Activism: Mindfulness and Racial Justice
In early September, a huge delegation of the Buddhist teacher and author Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh's monks and nuns will arrive in New York City to lead retreats, book...
Release Kim Davis, Destroy Her Power
It was 1975 when the first same-sex Americans were “permitted” to marry one another. It was Clela Rorex who processed these licenses illegally. This act of sabotage against the...
What the U.S. Really Owes Black America
Slavery made America wealthy, and racist policies since have blocked African American wealth-building. Can we calculate the economic damage?
UN Plan to save Earth Is "fig Leaf" for Big Business
Why the new Sustainable Development agenda is “fundamentally compromised” by corporate interests
Things That Anarchists Say to Me in Private But Never Repeat Publicly
From Reddit. Can you relate? 1) “Call-out culture was developed to allow activist groups to confront leaders who abused their privilege, but now it is being used to settle...
5 Facts Exposing the Media's Lies about Police Shootings
#2. Bartending is far more dangerous than being a police officer.
There Are No Migrants, Just Humans
The refugee crisis in Europe is showing that humans helping each other, irrespective of national boundaries, is often the most effective form of action.
The Man Box and the Cult of Masculinity
Rule 1: There is no man box.
The Dutch "Basic Income" Experiment Is Expanding across Multiple cities
Free cash is in the works for a growing number of Dutch urbanites. After the city of Utrecht announced that it would give no-strings-attached money to some of its residents...
5 Things You Can Do To Help Refugees Right Now
Do you despair when people fleeing war, poverty and disasters are met with hostility or indifference? Fed up with the dispassionate and downright inhumane response from...
6 Strategies to Make Powerful Social Change-Starting With "Stay Woke"
Bree Newsome’s removal of the Confederate flag from the South Carolina Statehouse reminds us that real change comes from people power.
A 10-Point Programme for 21st Century Socialism
In response to Jeremy Corbyn's 'Standing to Deliver' plan "for a fairer and more successful Britain", Jeremy Gilbert suggests an additional 10 things to plug some of the holes...
Worried Your Partner Is Emotionally Abusive? Check Out These 7 Warning Signs
There’s a misconception that abusive partners always use physical violence, which can make it hard to tell if your partner’s abusive. Emotional abuse is more subtle – but it...
Against Charity
Rather than creating an individualized “culture of giving,” we should be challenging capitalism’s institutionalized taking.
Interview With Paul Mason About How Capitalism Is Going to End
Capitalism is on its last legs and is about to be destroyed by a generation so connected by technology that they have more loyalty to their phone than to their social...
John Oliver, Edward Snowden, and Unconditional Basic Income
How all three are surprisingly connected
Europe's Migrant Responsibility
Did Europe kickstart the current migration crisis 600 years ago? Colonialism was one of the most destructive institutions in history. Europe is now facing the consequence of...
Why Al Jazeera Will Not Say Mediterranean 'Migrants'
The word migrant has become a largely inaccurate umbrella term for this complex story.
Brené Brown on How to Reckon with Emotion and Change Your Narrative
The most powerful stories may be the ones we tell ourselves, says Brené Brown. But beware—they're usually fiction.
How Awe Makes Us Generous
A new study finds that feeling small in nature makes us more generous to other humans.
America's Biggest Problem Is Concentrated Poverty, Not Inequality
Addressing income inequality is important, but worsening economic segregation has far more compounding effects.
What If Everything You Knew About Disciplining Kids Was Wrong?
Negative consequences, timeouts, and punishment just make bad behavior worse. But a new approach really works.
An Open Letter to Bernie Sanders Supporters
Dear Bernie Sanders supporters, Shut up and listen for once. When black women interrupt your candidate, don't call them "thugs." And when protesters hijack your hero's...
Who Are the Biggest Killers in America? The Numbers Will Shock You
The richest Americans not only steal more wealth through white-collar crime, but their crimes also lead to more deaths.
No Tech Solutions for Poverty, Says Former Microsoft Researcher
I founded Tiny Spark four years ago to investigate philanthropy, nonprofits and socially responsible companies. As a former Africa correspondent, I had seen with my own eyes...
Rapper-poet Akala: 'Slavery Was Foundation of European capitalism'
Hip-hop, and the entertainment industry in general, is known more for encouraging artists to become one-dimensional caricatures of themselves than for nurturing a culture of...
Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor ... the Europeans Embracing Migrants
Away from the xenophobic hysteria aimed at desperate immigrants are people taking steps to help newcomers and promote the good things they bring