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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/diablitaratoncita/ Jenny G-B

    Ben Davis comes off as arrogant, assumptive, and even ablist in that “Creative Tyranny” blathering drivel. We’re artists and activists. (And incidentally, poor as shit, is that a theses on “artists and class? Those of us who are poor? – most artists I know also have to hold jobs, i.e. face “workplace discipline”, very few people living off their art alone esp. if it is politicized—our big difference is we’re on SSD, which has it’s own set of hassles, that’s where the ablism and sanism come in.) I know other artists as well who in addition to their craft have been at the rallies, the city council meetings, or volunteer spots. I’ve never heard any of the politicized artists I’ve known or worked with “claim” a movement. And what about the history of feminist art? The fact that you would rather post elitist printed excrement like this rather than talk about feminist art makes me wonder about the dearth of people in the creative world on your staff.

    • http://feministing.com/members/diablitaratoncita/ Jenny G-B

      P.S. guy comes from Artinfo NOT the most underground or non-capitalist in the realm. Who is he to be throwing rocks?

  • http://feministing.com/members/theprettiestboy/ Shay

    I found the article on art and activism to be incredibly condescending. The author has some very narrow ideas about what the “art world” consists of, and it ignores the majority of people who actually consider themselves to be artists. Most of us aren’t showing in expensive galleries and selling work to the privileged elite. Most of us are struggling to get by, showing in coffee shops and trying to compete with cheap mass produced goods. Many of us are also members of marginalized groups, trying to combat invisibility and erasure. I’d be interested to see if anyone else has a different take on it, but I came away from that article with a bad taste in my mouth.