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Mandatory referral of rape reports from schools to police is a bad idea

Today, the AP published an article about proposed state legislation that would require colleges and universities to refer all gender-based violence reports to the police. Although the idea is intuitively appealing to some, survivors and advocates overwhelmingly oppose these bills, which have been introduced in states including Virginia and New Jersey.

Today, the AP published an article about proposed state legislation that would require colleges and universities to refer all gender-based violence reports to the police. Although the idea is intuitively appealing to some, survivors and ...

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All survivors, not just students, need civil law options

Editor’s Note: This piece was co-written by Alexandra and Elizabeth Deutsch. Liz is a student at Yale Law School, where she works on antidiscrimination law and gender justice. She holds an MSc in Gender from the London School of Economics.

Editor’s Note: This piece was co-written by Alexandra and Elizabeth Deutsch. Liz is a student at Yale Law School, where she works on antidiscrimination law and gender justice. She holds an MSc in Gender from ...

The Feministing Five: #FreeMarichuy’s Olga Tomchin

Marichuy Leal Gamino, 23, has been detained at the for-profit ICE center in Eloy, Arizona for over a year. A trans woman forced into a men’s facility, she has faced sexual harassment and threats from men. Despite her efforts to report these threats to the facility guards, she has no received protection and was recently raped by her cellmate.

After reporting her assault, Marichuy was pressured into signing a document saying that the assault was “consensual.” After reaching out to external organizing groups like the Transgender Law Center, Arcoíris Liberation Team, and the Puente Movement, she was involuntarily placed into solitary confinement.

#FreeMarichuy has assembled a coalition of over 70 LGBTQ and immigration rights activists to, ...

Marichuy Leal Gamino, 23, has been detained at the for-profit ICE center in Eloy, Arizona for over a year. A trans woman forced into a men’s facility, she has faced sexual harassment and threats from men. Despite ...

The Feministing Five: Louise Melling

I don’t know about you, but I can easily say that I have had better Mondays than I did last week. After the  Supreme Court struck down buffer zones around abortion clinics,the Hobby Lobby decision only further disappointed and frightened us about the future of reproductive access in this country.

So for this week, the Feministing Five will be provide expert answers from a leading authority on reproductive rights and freedom, Louise Melling, a Deputy Legal Director of the ACLU and the Director of its Center for Liberty — which houses the ACLU’s Reproductive Freedom Project. The RFP provides critical resources for folks across the country to help realize what their rights are and how to advocate ...

I don’t know about you, but I can easily say that I have had better Mondays than I did last week. After the  Supreme Court struck down buffer zones around abortion clinics,the Hobby Lobby decision ...

What does Hobby Lobby mean for LGBT employment discrimination?

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Elizabeth Deutsch. Elizabeth Deutsch is a student at Yale Law School. She holds an MSc in Gender from the London School of Economics. She enjoys long walks on the elliptical.

We’ve all read a lot about the big picture of what the Court decided in the contraceptive mandate case, Burwell v. Hobby Lobby. A few things are clear from the court’s language: some for-profit corporations can exercise some religious beliefs under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). Specifically, closely held corporations like Hobby Lobby with religious objections to contraception can get out from under the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate. But it’s much less clear what the Court’s language spells ...

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Elizabeth Deutsch. Elizabeth Deutsch is a student at Yale Law School. She holds an MSc in Gender from the London School of Economics. She enjoys long walks on ...

Watch John Oliver obliterate the logic behind considering corporations as people

So, Hobby Lobby is a mess, y’all. When the Citizens United case was decided way back in 2010 I wrote about why categorizing corporations as people is bad for women. But I cannot say that I saw this coming. The complete othering of women’s health care in this country is pretty demoralizing.

John Oliver, for one, was able to nail the absurdity of this decision before it even came down. Oliver’s  new “Last Week Tonight” is great — an extension of his hilarious time with Jon Stewart, but a bit more global and maybe more cheeky, too. I am not just saying this because he is British. (Ok, maybe I am, a little. But I have really enjoyed the show: his segments ...

So, Hobby Lobby is a mess, y’all. When the Citizens United case was decided way back in 2010 I wrote about why categorizing corporations as people is bad for women. But I cannot say that I ...

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