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Weekly Feminist Reader

TweetRemembering Freedom Summer. A woman died in jail while serving a sentence for her kids’ unpaid school fines. Native victims in Alaskan rural communities lack access to domestic violence shelters. Hillary Clinton’s perspective on same-sex marriage has shifted, as it has for many Americans. “Telling girls to ‘cover up’ just as puberty hits teaches them [...]
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Roundup: Essential feminist writing on the Isla Vista shooting

TweetWe, as a feminist community, have spent the last four days in shock after the Isla Vista shooting. That the roots of the tragedy — violent misogyny — may be too intimately familiar to so many of us hasn’t softened the blow. Here we’ve tried to compile some of the best feminist writing in the [...]
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Domestic violence survivor: “I was shot with my own gun.”

TweetDespite what conservatives want people to think, as I’ve written before, guns are not rape prevention tools, and they also make it more dangerous for people who are suffering at the hands of the domestic abuser. Statistics show that guns don’t make you safer in domestic abuse situations. They actually have the opposite effect: abusers [...]
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Ted Cruz & friends say Stand your Ground Laws benefit black people

Tweet So many black people are arrested everyday. They obviously benefit more from Stand Your Ground laws right? Just when I think Senator Ted Cruz can’t give me any more reasons to slap my forehead, he does. In this week’s episode of Ted fuckery, Cruz insists that Stand Your Ground Laws benefit African Americans. He [...]
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Weekly Feminist Reader

TweetThree teens have been arrested for raping Audrie Potts, who killed herself in September. Check back in for more on Potts tomorrow from Maya. Janet Mock is the Racialicious Crush of the Week! “Girls — and later women — decide not to run for office because they don’t want to be unlikeable, not because they [...]
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