Chiara de Blasio and her mom, New York City First Lady Chirlane McCray at the launch of a new text message-based mental health resource for teens.
Chiara de Blasio is known for being the daughter of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, but she’s also won acclaim for her empowering attitude and her willingness to speak up about her history with mental illness.
Talila Lewis, center, speaking to the FCC about the rights of deaf people in prison.
We’ve reached a critical moment in our history. As we incarcerate more people than ever before, we can no longer put off having honest conversations about the effects of police brutality and abuse of people in prison.
In the DC Comics universe, Barbara Gordon was Batgirl until the Joker injured her—then she took on the role of computer hacker Oracle (above). But in later issues, writers reset the whole storyline, reverting Barbara to a young crime-fighter who doesn't use a wheelchair.
A recent Mslexia survey found that though 30 percent of women writers had read books recently in which a character with a "mental illness or learning difficulty featured prominently," characters with a physical disability "rarely" appeared in either their reading matter or their writing.
Do you find it a luxury to be doubled over by period cramps? No? Maybe it’s just the UK government and the European Union who think so, then. Recently, people in the UK have been speaking up about the absurdity of the government charging a luxury tax on all feminine hygiene products.
Two weeks ago, Jonathan Chait published the lengthy essay "Not a Very P.C. Thing to Say" in New York magazine. In his piece, Chait attempts to articulate the ways in which moderate liberal thought interacts with what he terms "politically correct leftism," often to the detriment of liberalism.
Wizards of the Coast, the company behind card game Magic: the Gathering, revealed last week that one of the characters in the newest set of cards is a trans woman. Say hello to Alesha, Who Smiles at Death, the game’s first canon trans character.