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Male Entitlement Permeates Every Facet of a Woman’s Life

While the recent information about the potential repeal of Roe v. Wade and the state of abortion rights in this country is certainly disturbing, to those who have been paying attention it is not the least bit shocking. Back in August 2021, Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barett declined to block a vaccine mandate at…

Scratching the Surface of Medical Racism

As discussed in my previous installment of this series on medical inequalities, white men have been the predominant practitioners of allopathic medicine since its foundation. During the rise of modern medicine in the United States, the only people with the power and privilege to enter the medical field were white men. BIPOC were not only…

Medical Elitism in America

Since the dawn of modern medicine, only those with power and privilege were able to enter a field as “prestigious” as medicine. Despite traditional medicine and healing being historically practiced by women, the emergence of modern medicine was the emergence of medical elitism and transformed into an opportunity for white men to become the highest…

The Insurgent Archives: What have we learned in 33 years? (nothing)

At the end of 2021, I took on the task of organizing the archives of our previous publications. We had copies of issues for almost every single year going all the way back to the inception of the paper in 1988. While organizing these archives, I inevitably became pulled in by the radical history and…

Child Protective Services: Money Made Stealing Children from Vulnerable Mothers

Growing up in the US, we are told that if you are not able to have children you can simply adopt a baby, but rarely do we really consider the ethical implications behind infant adoption and how these babies came to be within the privatized adoption system. According to the US adoption network, 140,000 child…

Why you should take psychedelics with your political opponents…(maybe)

Like many stoners, when preparing for my psychedelic experiences I’ve always tried to surround myself with pleasurable and positive sensory items. I always assumed that the way to avoid a “bad trip” was to only trip with familiar people and to avoid potentially triggering content, however after a very eventful LSD experience, my perspective has…