Mahroh Jahangiri

Mahroh Jahangiri is the former Executive Director of Know Your IX, a national survivor- and youth-led organization working to end gender violence in schools. She cares about the ways in which American militarization, racism, and sexual violence impact communities of color transnationally. You can say hi to her at @mahrohj.

Posts Written by Mahroh

People protest the Republican tax scam outside the U.S. Capitol.

Weekend Feminist Cheat Sheet

If the Republican tax scam is passed, it would devastate American life, especially for women. In ten years, people making $40,000 to $50,000 “would pay a combined $5.3 billion more in taxes, while the group earning $1 million or more would get a $5.8 billion cut.

If the Republican tax scam is passed, it would devastate American life, especially for women. In ten years, people making $40,000 to $50,000 “would pay a combined $5.3 billion more in taxes, while the group earning ...

A women in a headscarf holds a child next to a military tank.

A Feminist’s Veterans Day Reading List

This Veterans Day, we’re honoring those injured, sexually abused, and killed by and within the United States military — and celebrating those organizing to prevent future violence.

This Veterans Day, we’re honoring those injured, sexually abused, and killed by and within the United States military — and celebrating those organizing to prevent future violence.

Council candidates take questions at neighborhood forum ⋅

Days from election, Charlottesville paper smears Black candidate as too “aggressive”

Virginia voters will go to the polls tomorrow in the biggest election since last November. The tight race between Ed Gillespie (R) and Ralph Northam (D) for next Virginia Governor feels eerily similar: a mildew-ridden bathroom garbage can is running on a virulently anti-immigrant campaign and has a chance at winning only because the Democratic candidate is a less-than-inspiring, capitulating centrist.

Virginia voters will go to the polls tomorrow in the biggest election since last November. The tight race between Ed Gillespie (R) and Ralph Northam (D) for next Virginia Governor feels eerily similar: a mildew-ridden bathroom garbage ...

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#MeToo: Gender violence does not exist without white supremacy

In case you missed it, women are flooding social media this week to share our stories of sexual assault and harassment, using the hashtag #MeToo to “give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem.”  Though this should be obvious, in this moment it bears repeating: gender-based violence does not exist without other systems of violence, especially those built to uphold white supremacy (such as racism, colonialism, zionism, militarism). 

In case you missed it, women are flooding social media this week to share our stories of sexual assault and harassment, using the hashtag #MeToo to “give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem.”  Though this ...

Actress Gal Gadot stands in front of a Wonder Woman banner.

James Cameron was right: Wonder Woman is a step backwards

James Cameron did as white people so often do this week: he opened his mouth to share an unsolicited opinion when he could have as easily kept his mouth shut. In an interview with The Guardian on Thursday, the director called the first superhero movie directed by a woman and starring a female lead a “step backwards” for women. I agree – but for different reasons.

James Cameron did as white people so often do this week: he opened his mouth to share an unsolicited opinion when he could have as easily kept his mouth shut. In an interview with The ...

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