The “M” Word

By Ricci J. Levy In October 2020, staff from the New Yorker and WNYC radio conferred over a Zoom video meeting. During a break, reporter Jeffrey Toobin began to masturbate, unaware that his camera was still on. Toobin’s colleagues witnessed

Celebrating Pride 2021

By Tess Joseph In the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar located in Manhattan. The police frisked patrons, hit people’s heads with batons, and took those dressed in traditionally feminine clothing

Criminalizing Choice

By Tess Joseph On April 30, 2021, the Guttmacher Institute reported that 2021 might see “the most damaging anti-abortion state legislative session in a decade—and perhaps ever.” As of April 29, Guttmacher tallied 536 abortion restrictions, including 146 abortion bans.

Support, not Stigma

By Tess Joseph We at the Woodhull Freedom Foundation believe that rather than stigmatize young parents, we must support them. As members of the sexual freedom movement, we are committed to working toward a world where people of all ages

Surviving Crisis

By Tess Joseph Throughout the pandemic, we have undoubtedly navigated terrifying, exceptional conditions. But few of the crises we have managed are new, and most are not inevitable consequences of a deadly virus. Rather, they are caused and exacerbated by

Crowdfunding Human Rights?

By Tess Joseph We Can’t Crowdfund Human Rights   Crowdfunding, or online fundraising, seeks to address myriad needs through asking people—often strangers on the Internet—for donations. Take a few minutes to scroll through GoFundMe, the world’s largest social fundraising platform.