Weekly Feminist Reader: Hoodies Up


A list of events and rallies across the country.

“Even though I am broken hearted my faith is unshattered I WILL ALWAYS LOVE MY BABY TRAY.”

The NAACP is calling on the DOJ to file civil rights charges against Zimmerman.

The Trayvon Martin Foundation.

Blood on the leaves.

“Stand your ground” increases racial bias in “justifiable homicide trials.”

White supremacy, meet Black rage.

Open season on Black boys.

The Zimmerman jury told young Black men what they already know.

An open love letter to a Black son.

Some thoughts on mercy.

“The fundamental danger of an acquittal is not more riots, it is more George Zimmermans.”

Mychal talks about the trial on UP with Steve Kornacki.

Why the Zimmerman jury failed us.

Still not guilty?

MHP: “I live in a country that makes me wish my sons away… because it’s not safe.”

Further reading.

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Alexandra Brodsky is a senior editor at Feministing.com and student at Yale Law School. Alexandra also serves as the Board Chair of Know Your IX, a national student-led movement to end gender violence, which she co-founded and previously co-directed. Alexandra has written for publications including the New York Times, the Atlantic, the Guardian, and the Nation, and she is the co-editor of The Feminist Utopia Project: 57 Visions of a Wildly Better Future. She has spoken about violence against women and reproductive justice at campuses across the country and on MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, FOX, and NPR. At Yale Law, Alexandra studies antidiscrimination law and is a member of the Veterans Legal Services Clinic. After graduation, she will represent girls facing discriminatory suspensions and expulsions as a Skadden Fellow at the National Women's Law Center. Most importantly, Alexandra is the mommy to Margot, a tiny pomchi rescue from North Carolina

Alexandra Brodsky is a senior editor at Feministing.com and student at Yale Law School.

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