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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet: Baltimore Uprising Edition

“When nonviolence begins halfway through the war with the aggressor calling time out, it exposes itself as a ruse.”

Many organizers at the forefront of the protests are women, despite men taking center stage. 

“It is crucial that we see non-violence as a tactic, not a philosophy.”

“What actions should be taken when America refuses to be ashamed?”

“A black mother’s love is desperate and deep. I believe this woman wasn’t just pleading with her son to go home, she was pleading with her son to live.”

Gang members unite to correct the police and media’s lies.

Whole Foods feeds the National Guard, while the community feeds the tens of thousands of low-income kids who usually rely on free school lunches.

Go home, David Simon.

Riots “aren’t the work of thugs and ne’er-do-wells, but an SOS call.”

On the economic devastation fueling the anger.

In Freddie Gray’s neighborhood, half of the residents don’t have jobs.

“Police immunity and dehumanizing poverty can only coexist for so long.”

“They did not exist to become a narrative. Or perhaps a lede to a story. Or maybe even a policy change. They existed to exist.”

Nine tweeters on the ground and more info for those in the area.

Header image: City Paper/J.M. Giordano

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Maya Dusenbery is executive director in charge of editorial at Feministing. She is the author of the forthcoming book Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick (HarperOne, March 2018). She has been a fellow at Mother Jones magazine and a columnist at Pacific Standard magazine. Her work has appeared in publications like Cosmopolitan.com, TheAtlantic.com, Bitch Magazine, as well as the anthology The Feminist Utopia Project. Before become a full-time journalist, she worked at the National Institute for Reproductive Health. A Minnesota native, she received her B.A. from Carleton College in 2008. After living in Brooklyn, Oakland, and Atlanta, she is currently based in the Twin Cities.

Maya Dusenbery is an executive director of Feministing and author of the forthcoming book Doing Harm on sexism in medicine.

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