oppression

THE FUTURE OF TECH ISSUE

Decolonising Technology: Does It Use Us Or the Other Way Around?

Eyal Weizman urges us to resist state control with its own tools of oppression.
Yohann Koshy
3.1.17
Op-Eds

Grace Jones and the Power of Sex

Jones wrote about sex as if she simply could not, and would not, live without it. For that, we can thank her for every painted body, bondage scene and liberated nipple we see today.
Daisy Jones
1.9.17
Art

These Sculptures and Paintings Are Artifacts of Female Suffering

Step inside Gaetano Pesce's exhibit full of blood, sweat, and tears.
Sami Emory
11.29.16
Stuff

The Horrifying True Story of the Black Brothers Forced to Become Circus Freaks

In the book 'Truevine', journalist Beth Macy details their mother's three-decade quest to get her boys back.
Seth Ferranti
10.22.16
News

How Iranian Women Are Protesting Against Their Country's Strict Dress Code

In Iran, just uploading a photo of yourself without a hijab, or a video of your singing, can be an act of protest.
Dorian Geiger
7.3.16
The Make Believe Issue

Why Chad's Muslim Population Didn't Oppose the Country's Burka Ban

In June, the government announced that burkas, turbans and other religious face coverings would be banned nationwide. Interestingly, local Muslims raised seemingly little outcry.
Mark Hay
8.5.15
Stuff

This Theorist Believes That Capitalism Creates Mass Murderers by Causing People to 'Malfunction'

We spoke to academic Franco 'Bifo' Berardi, who believes mass killings like the Germanwings tragedy could be caused by the effects of capitalism on our collective mental health.
Niamh McIntyre
4.16.15
News

Bahrain Just Bought More Tear Gas Canisters Than It Has Citizens

Because it's easier to fire noxious gas at protesters than listen to their demands.
John Lubbock
10.22.13
Stuff

What Do Women Who Wear the Niqab Think of the Niqab Debate?

We asked a few of them that very question.
Omar Shahid and Tamanna Ali
9.20.13
News

Editing Homophobia out of the “Islamic Tradition”

Every translation is an interpretation, and every interpretation is a choice.
Michael Muhammad Knight
4.17.13
Stuff

What’s It Like Being a Stand-Up Comic in Saudi Arabia?

Omar "the White Sudani" Ramzi was one of the first comedians in Saudi Arabia.
Harry Cheadle
1.17.13