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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet Consent, the mixtape:  ”To say that love is the overriding theme of pop music is misleading.” A step by step of what the Hobby Lobby / personhood Supreme Court case really means. Poverty and fatherhood in Camden, New Jersey. A portrait of trans artists changing the landscape of contemporary art.  Tweet
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CeCe McDonald will be released this month

Tweet Transgender activist CeCe McDonald is scheduled for early release from her 41 month prison sentence for manslaughter according to the Minnesota Department of Corrections. In the spring of 2011, McDonald and a group of friends, all of color, queer and allied, while walking to a 24 hour store were verbally accosted by a group [...]
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Photo of the Day: Raising Children in Prison

Tweet This shot is part of a beautiful photo essay from Deepa Fernandes (reporting) and Mae Ryan (photography) at Southern California Public Radio explores the lives of some women in prison, in particular the lucky few who get to help raise their children while incarcerated. Tweet
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It’s Juneteenth 2013. More Black people are in prison than were slaves and Paula Deen wants to bring slavery back

TweetToday is June 19, or Juneteenth. While the Emancipation Proclamation was signed on January 1, 1863, slaves in Texas didn’t find out slavery was over until June 19, 1865, hence commemorating this date as the end of legal slavery in the US. As Phillipe Copeland points out, the prison system was quickly positioned to take [...]
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Study shows an alarming rate of young inmates are sexually assaulted

TweetThe US department of Justice released a survey that suggests that about 20% of juvenile inmates experience sexual assault while doing time in juvenile detention centers and group homes. Colorlines reports: “The survey covered by both secure juvenile detention facilities and group homes, and involved more than 8,500 boys and girls. In total, 1,720 of [...]
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