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Alexandra Brodsky is an editor at Feministing.com, student at Yale Law School, and founding co-director of Know Your IX, a national legal education campaign against campus gender-based violence. Alexandra has written for publications including the New York Times, the Atlantic, the Guardian, and the Nation, and she has spoken about violence against women and reproductive justice on MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, FOX, and NPR. Through Know Your IX, she has organized with students across the country to build campuses free from discrimination and violence, developed federal policy on Title IX enforcement, and has testified at the Senate. At Yale Law, Alexandra focuses on antidiscrimination law and is a member of the Veterans Legal Services Clinic. Alexandra is committed to developing and strengthening responses to gender-based violence outside the criminal justice system through writing, organizing, and the law. Keep an eye out for The Feminist Utopia Project, co-edited by Alexandra and forthcoming from the Feminist Press (2015).

Alexandra Brodsky is an editor at Feministing.com, student at Yale Law School, and founding co-director of Know Your IX.

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  • http://feministing.com/members/sapadu/ Jacqueline Hentzen

    Just read the article about the 45-year old Floridian who shot a kid for playing loud music. Then, I read the comments. Good news: Not a single one of the comments defended the shooter, except with the most blatant sarcasm that condemns him worse than any hate comments could. Not-so-Good news: A lot of the comments are… joke comments…

    Granted, I imagine most of the posters are being incredibly facetious in an attempt to mock and ridicule the shooter and show him for what a horrible person he is and the horrific nature of this incident… but I also saw a lot of ‘Well, to be fair, they were playing [Insert singer or song title here]“. It seems to be utterly tasteless.

    • http://feministing.com/members/sapadu/ Jacqueline Hentzen

      On a related note, don’t read the comments in the article for the 15-year old girl who was murdered. There… there are no words for how awful they are.