Mahroh Jahangiri

Mahroh Jahangiri is the Executive Director of Know Your IX, a national survivor- and youth-led organization working to end gender violence in schools. She was formerly a junior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and her previous research has focused on the ways in which American militarization, racism, and sexual violence impact non-white communities transnationally. A graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, she lives and organizes in DC. You can say hi to her at @mahrohj.

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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). 

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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The Lynching of Richard Collins and Anti-POC Respectability Politics

Early Saturday morning, 23-year old Richard Collins III was stabbed to death while visiting the University of Maryland. He was murdered by 22-year old Sean Christopher Urbanski. Richard was black, Sean was a suburban-raised white supremacist, and this was a modern-day lynching.

Early Saturday morning, 23-year old Richard Collins III was stabbed to death while visiting the University of Maryland. He was murdered by 22-year old Sean Christopher Urbanski. Richard was black, Sean was a suburban-raised white supremacist, and ...

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