Feministing Follow Friday: SAAM, Vol. II

Twitter, Feministing style

Last week we kicked off Sexual Assault Awareness Month with five great organizations and collectives working to stop sexual violence — and documenting that work on Twitter. This week we’re back with more recommendations for groups and individuals fighting the good SAAM fight:

  • DearSister Anthology (@DearSisAntho): #BelieveSurvivors  Letters, poetry & essays for & by survivors of sexual violence & their allies. AK Press. http://www.akpress.org/dear-sister.html … Tweets by Lisa @LFB27
  • INCITE (@incitenews): radical feminists of color advancing a movement to end violence against women and trans people of color and our communities. http://www.incite-national.org 
  • Crystal Feimster (@cfeimster): A feminist historian; teaches in AFAM/AMST at Yale. Raising one Feminist Conscious at a time. Author of Southern Horrors; new project Rape and US Civil War.
  • Clery Center (@CleryCenter): The Clery Center for Security On Campus is a non-profit organization focused on promoting campus safety through educational, awareness and policy initiatives.
  • Just Detention International (@JustDetention): Just Detention International is a health and human rights organization that seeks to end sexual abuse in all forms of detention.

Leave SAAM twitter recommendations in the comments for next week. We’re particularly interested in local groups organizing against sexual violence. And, of course, follow @feministing.


Alexandra Brodsky spends too much time on the internet.

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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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