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Feministing Follow Friday: Anti-Carceral Feminists, Vol. II

Twitter, Feministing style

We couldn’t limit our list of great anti-carceral feminists to just five.

So here’s our second volume of writers and organizers imagining and creating responses to gendered harms that don’t rely on the criminal justice system:

    • Melissa Gira Grant (@melissagira): Journalist & author, Playing The Whore: The Work of Sex Work (Verso). Writing: NYT, Guardian, The Nation, Salon. Email:
    • Hannah Giorgis (@ethiopiennesays): black feminist cyborg | contributing writer  opinion, , & more | views my own | inquiries: info at ethiopienne dot com
    • Justice Now (@justicenoworg): We partner with people in women’s prisons and local communities to challenge gendered violence and build a safe, compassionate world without prisons.
    • Maya Schenwar (@MayaSchenwar): Editor in Chief, ! Author, Locked Down, Locked Out: Why Prison Doesn’t Work & How We Can Do Better. (November 2014). Opinions=mine.
    • Sylvia Rivera Law Project (@SRLP): The Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine their gender identity and expression

Leave more suggestions in the comments and maybe we’ll make a third volume. And remember to follow @feministing.



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Alexandra Brodsky was a senior editor at During her four years at the site, she wrote about gender violence, reproductive justice, and education equity and ran the site's book review column. She is now a Skadden Fellow at the National Women's Law Center and 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, ESPN, and NPR.

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