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Diving Into the Wreck: On Learning to Recognize Intimate Violence

Part of what makes sexual and intimate partner violence so difficult to confront is the very intimacy of it. It thrives in private spaces and in things that are half-said. It thrives in our communities, often, as an open secret, discussed in kinds of language not given credence in court, and excused in kinds of language that sound reasonable at first glance.

"Free Chelsea Manning" posters.

Punishing Chelsea Manning for a Suicide Attempt Would Be a Disgrace

Tomorrow, September 22nd, at 9:30 a.m., Chelsea Manning will stand in front of a disciplinary board at the United States Disciplinary Barracks (USDB) in Kansas, and be forced to defend herself for her suicide attempt in July. The charges, which have already been dismantled by Boingboing.net here, are bizarre.

Tomorrow, September 22nd, at 9:30 a.m., Chelsea Manning will stand in front of a disciplinary board at the United States Disciplinary Barracks (USDB) in Kansas, and be forced to defend herself for her

Mae Jaceira performs at the AWID forum

Feminist Visions of the Future: Freedom Without Fear

Ed.note: This post is part of a series we’re running this month as part of a media partnership with the Association of Women in Development (AWID) to cover their semi-annual Forum. The 2016 Forum took place earlier this month in Brazil and explored diverse perspectives on “Feminist Futures: Building Collective Power for Rights and Justice” with a focus on voices from the Global South. 

Pakistani feminist Farida Shaheed gives a slogan for azaadi, freedom in Urdu. The whole hall joins in. It is the final plenary of the Association of Women in Development (AWID) conference, on Feminist Visions for the Future, and in asking the room to proclaim this slogan, Shaheed evokes a long history of South Asian feminist organizers’ radical visions ...

Ed.note: This post is part of a series we’re running this month as part of a media partnership with the Association of Women in Development (AWID) to cover their semi-annual Forum. The 2016 Forum took place earlier ...

Black women march in the street with African drums

Forging a New Way Forward at the First-Ever Black Feminisms Forum

Ed. note: This guest post is one of a series we’re running this month as part of a media partnership with the Association of Women in Development (AWID) to cover their semi-annual Forum. The 2016 Forum took place earlier this month in Brazil and explored diverse perspectives on “Feminist Futures: Building Collective Power for Rights and Justice” with a focus on voices from the Global South. 

“I cannot promise to love you fearlessly, but I can promise to love you courageously.”

Ed. note: This guest post is one of a series we’re running this month as part of a media partnership with the Association of Women in Development (AWID) to cover their semi-annual Forum. The 2016 Forum took place earlier ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Gabrielle Union is carrying Nate Parker’s water in the wake of her powerful essay on him being accused of rape.

On Marc Jacobs having white models with locs in his NYFW show.

Sandra Bland’s family settles civil suit for $1.9million.

Little Miss Flint captures how we all feel about Trump in this picture.

In response to Jay-Z’s new animated project exposing the “war on drugs,” Melissa Harris-Perry offers a herstory.

Gabrielle Union is carrying Nate Parker’s water in the wake of her powerful essay on him being accused of rape.

On Marc Jacobs having white models with locs in his NYFW show.

Sandra ...

Protestor outside Brock Turner's house holds up a sign declaring, "If I Rape Brock Will I Only Do 3 Months"

Feminist Groups Are Right to Rally Against the Brock Turner-Inspired Crime Bill

Last week, California’s state senate presented bill AB-2888, which doles out mandatory prison sentences for “sex crimes,” in front of Governor Jerry Brown. The bill was presented in response to the 3-month sentence Brock Turner received for assaulting a student on Stanford’s campus, and would function as a “mandatory minimum” sentence for any person who assaults another person while they are intoxicated or unable to give consent. 

Last week, California’s state senate presented bill AB-2888, which doles out mandatory prison sentences for “sex crimes,” in front of Governor Jerry Brown. The bill was presented in response to the 3-month sentence Brock Turner received for ...

Costa do Sauípe, BA, Brasil: 08/09/2016

Resisting and Disrupting The Master’s House at the AWID Forum

Ed. note: This is the first of a series of posts we’ll be running this month as part of a media partnership with the Association of Women in Development (AWID) to cover their semi-annual Forum. The 2016 Forum took place earlier this month in Brazil and explored diverse perspectives on “Feminist Futures: Building Collective Power for Rights and Justice” with a focus on voices from the Global South. All coverage of the Forum will eventually be available here.

Ed. note: This is the first of a series of posts we’ll be running this month as part of a media partnership with the Association of Women in Development (AWID) to cover their semi-annual Forum. The 2016 Forum ...

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