Jess Fournier

Jess is a first-gen college graduate, cat parent, and LGBTQ person living in Boston, MA. At Feministing, Jess writes about the intersection of state and interpersonal violence, LGBTQ communities and radical activism. They can usually be found on public transportation or the internet.

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Trump targets transgender prisoners — but he’s not the first

In the latest attack on trans people’s safety, the Trump administration announced that they will assign incarcerated transgender people to prisons based on the sex they were assigned at birth.

In the latest attack on trans people’s safety, the Trump administration announced that they will assign incarcerated transgender people to prisons based on the sex they were assigned at birth.

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Everyone Deserves to Live: A Feminist Conversation about Gun Violence

This piece was coauthored by Mahroh Jahangiri and Jess Fournier

In the wake of another horrific school shooting in Texas, I am feeling many things, and I imagine that you reading this are too. Sadness, at the loss of ten children the same age as my sister, who will never get to grow up. Rage, at our morally bankrupt politicians and their latest spineless suggestions (less doors in schools, anyone?that mention anything and everything but guns.  

This piece was coauthored by Mahroh Jahangiri and Jess Fournier

In the wake of another horrific school shooting in Texas, I am feeling many things, and I imagine that you reading this are too. Sadness, at ...

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Black Mama’s Day Bailout Frees Black Mothers — and Fights Racist Bail System

Yesterday was the second year of the Black Mama’s Day Bailout: an incredible coordinated effort by Black organizers from the National Bail Out Collective to free incarcerated Black mothers and caregivers to celebrate Mother’s Day with their families and to call attention to the inhumane practice of money bail.

Yesterday was the second year of the Black Mama’s Day Bailout: an incredible coordinated effort by Black organizers from the National Bail Out Collective to free incarcerated Black mothers and caregivers to celebrate Mother’s ...

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NYT asks, Feministing answers: Will sex robots save us from incels?

Last week, the New York Times raised my blood pressure with Ross Douthat’s op-ed titled “The Redistribution of Sex.” In it, Douthat ponders government-sponsored “sex redistribution” in order to prevent future mass murders like the one committed a few weeks ago in Toronto by Alek Minassian, a self-proclaimed “incel” (aka involuntary celibate) who murdered 10 people and wounded 14 others.

Last week, the New York Times raised my blood pressure with Ross Douthat’s op-ed titled “The Redistribution of Sex.” In it, Douthat ponders government-sponsored “sex redistribution” ...

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Mainstream LGBTQ Group Helped Convict Black Queer Activists for Protesting Pride

Last week, three young black LGBTQ activists — Kendall Denton, Ashley Braxton, and Wriply Bennet, known as part of the Black Pride 4 — were found guilty on six misdemeanor charges for a demonstration at the Stonewall Columbus Pride Parade last year. The fourth protester, Deandre Miles, still faces a felony charge.

Last week, three young black LGBTQ activists — Kendall Denton, Ashley Braxton, and Wriply Bennet, known as part of the Black Pride 4 — were found guilty on six ...

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