Jess Fournier

Jess is a first-gen college graduate and LGBTQ person living in Boston, MA. At Feministing, they write about the intersection of state and interpersonal violence, LGBTQ communities and radical activism. Jess can usually be found on public transportation or hanging out with their cat, MoMo.

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For Immigrant Trans Women, “Safe” Detention Doesn’t Exist

Last week, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) admitted to Vice that they had scrapped plans for a dedicated transgender unit in a Texas private detention center that opened shortly after Trump’s inauguration. ICE’s announcement forces activists into an impossible bind: choose between the fight for safer detention conditions for trans women now or fight against the inhumane system of detention altogether. 

Last week, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) admitted to Vice that they had scrapped plans for a dedicated transgender unit in a Texas private detention ...

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Rape Jokes Aren’t Feminist, and Neither is Our Criminal System

This week, Larry Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison for sexually abusing over 160 women in his former capacity as the doctor for the USA Gymnastics team. The case has drawn attention to the pervasive culture of sexual abuse and institutional coverups in American gymnastics. In the past few days, news coverage has also focused on the actions of Judge Rosemarie Aquilina, who devoted seven days of the trial to ensuring that each of the victims had a chance to address the court. In response, the New York Times ...

This week, Larry Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison for sexually abusing over 160 women in his former capacity as the doctor for the USA ...

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Chelsea Manning Announces Senate Bid, Asks Us to Dream Bigger

Chelsea Manning is running for Senate in Maryland! And if her announcement video is any indication, her campaign will focus on the progressive causes she champions: prison abolition, trans liberation, and racial and economic justice.

Chelsea Manning is running for Senate in Maryland! And if her announcement video is any indication, her campaign will focus on the progressive causes she champions: prison ...

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