As the #MeToo movement grows, it's important to remember that in jails and prisons across the country, incarcerated people -- especially trans and gender nonconforming persons -- are daily subject to sexual harassment, abuse and assault. The abuse, often at the hands of staff who hold the keys to the cells, frequently goes unreported by victims and witnesses for fear of retaliation.
Crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) claim that they have a First Amendment right to manipulate pregnant people into making "choices" based on an anti-abortion religious agenda. Now the Supreme Court has agreed to take up a case that will help decide whether the CPCs do indeed have the right to mislead pregnant people.
American mythology was founded on the idea that some races were inferior to others -- an idea that has remained in the US's subconscious and institutions, says Shane Burley, author of Fascism Today: What It Is and How to End It. Whenever anti-racist struggles arise, fascists will simply stoke that racist subconscious to get white Americans to turn toward nationalism rather than collective liberation.