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Quick Hit: Dana on Betsy DeVos’ Attack On Student Survivors

Last week, Betsy DeVos announced that she’s rescinding critical Title IX guidance that outlines student survivors’ rights under federal civil rights law. Our very own Dana, along with Feministing alum Alexandra Brodsky, published an important op-ed in the Washington Post raising the question, among others: has DeVos even read the guidance she’s revoking?

Last week, Betsy DeVos announced that she’s rescinding critical Title IX guidance that outlines student survivors’ rights under federal civil rights law. Our very own Dana, along with Feministing alum ...

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100,000 Survivors and Allies Tell Betsy DeVos: Hands off Title IX

Yesterday, students and advocates delivered over 100,000 petition signatures calling on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to enforce Title IX, a civil rights law protecting student survivors of sexual violence. DeVos is expected to announce plans to roll back Title IX enforcement later today, putting student rape survivors at risk.

Yesterday, students and advocates delivered over 100,000 petition signatures calling on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to enforce Title IX, a civil rights law protecting student survivors of sexual violence. DeVos ...

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It’s Title IX’s 45th Birthday!

The days of forcing girls to take home economics, while boys take shop, are long gone.

But, in 2017, sexism is alive and well in classrooms all across the country.

The days of forcing girls to take home economics, while boys take shop, are long gone.

But, in 2017, sexism is alive and well in classrooms all across the country.

05/12/2017 Malden Ma  Mya Cook (cq) left and her sister Deanna Cook (cq) right attend Mystic Valley Regional Charter School . The school ha  said that some of their students hair styles violates their school's dress code.The girls beleive that they are being punshied for their hair style. They are twins and are 15 years old.  Boston Globe StaffPhotograph Jonathan Wiggs Reporter:Topic

We Need to Fix Racism in Our Institutions, Not Black Hair

This month, we witnessed several instances in which black students were punished for wearing natural or black hairstyles to school. A Boston charter school gave multiple detentions to 15-year-old twin sisters who came to school with box braids, arguing that their hair extensions broke the school’s dress code. As punishment, the twins were pulled from their sports teams and banned from prom. In Florida, 17-year-old Jenesis Johnson was called to the assistant principal’s office and told that her afro was “extreme,” “faddish” and “needed to be fixed.”

This month, we witnessed several instances in which black students were punished for wearing natural or black hairstyles to school. A Boston charter school gave multiple detentions to 15-year-old ...

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Beyond Trump and Clinton: What’s at Stake On This November’s Ballot?

It’s hard after last week’s debate (or after the past six months) to imagine there’s anything at stake in the polls this November other than stopping the inevitable apocalypse that would await us should Donald Trump win (or lose, for that matter). But, in truth, there’s a lot more at stake on your ballot than your choice of Commander-in-Chief. And we’re here to help.

It’s hard after last week’s debate (or after the past six months) to imagine there’s anything at stake in the polls this November other than stopping the inevitable apocalypse that would await us should Donald Trump win ...

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