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Immigrant domestic violence survivor convicted of “child abduction” for fleeing abuse

Nan-Hui Jo is the latest victim of a US state that punishes survivors — particularly immigrant women and women of color — while its public engagement office churns out glossy pro-survivor PR campaigns

Nan-Hui Jo is the latest victim of a US state that punishes survivors — particularly immigrant women and women of color — while its public engagement office churns out glossy pro-survivor PR campaigns

Angela Corey

Thanks, Angela Corey!

Ed. note: This post was originally posted on the Community site.

I want to take this opportunity on Feministing to thank Angela Corey. Actually, anyone who works in the feminist, racial justice, domestic violence advocacy and prison reform activist movements should too.

Ed. note: This post was originally posted on the Community site.

I want to take this opportunity on Feministing to thank Angela Corey. Actually, anyone who works in the feminist, racial justice, domestic violence advocacy and prison ...

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Infographic of the Day: The incarceration of domestic abuse survivors

Marissa Alexander should never have been convicted for shooting at the ceiling to scare off her abusive husband. On Tuesday, Alexander was “allowed” to fill the rest of her sentence at home, under house arrest. Sadly, the incarceration of women like Alexander is an epidemic.

Marissa Alexander should never have been convicted for shooting at the ceiling to scare off her abusive husband. On Tuesday, Alexander was “allowed” to fill the rest of her sentence at home, under ...

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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Over at The Nation, Victoria Law asks, “In a country that claims to care about women and ending violence against women, why does our legal system mimic the tactics of abusers?”

The two Tallahassee police officers who tased an unarmed black woman last September are (finally) being suspended without pay.

Over at The Nation, Victoria Law asks, “In a country that claims to care about women and ending violence against women, why does our legal system mimic the tactics of abusers?”

The two Tallahassee ...

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Photo of the Day: “Monument Quilt” sends messages of solidarity to Marissa Alexander

After 4-and-a-half years of legal battle for firing a warning shot into a wall in self-defense against her abusive husband, Marissa Alexander is expected to be released from jail today, though she’ll likely remain under house arrest for two more years — which, as Maya Schenwar notes, means “she won’t be free.” 

After 4-and-a-half years of legal battle for firing a warning shot into a wall in self-defense against her abusive husband, Marissa Alexander is expected to be released from jail today, though she’ll likely remain under house ...

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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

“From Ferguson to Palestine the struggle for freedom continues.”

Stanford students and community members shut down the San Mateo-Hayward bridge. 68 arrested.

Old but good: Gary Younge’s “The Misremembering of ‘I Have a Dream'”

“From Ferguson to Palestine the struggle for freedom continues.”

Stanford students and community members shut down the San Mateo-Hayward bridge. 68 arrested.

Old but good: Gary Younge’s “The Misremembering of ‘I Have a ...

Keeping Marissa in mind

I was honored to participate in this campaign, Keeping Marissa in Mind, organized by the extraordinary activist Mariame Kaba. The poem I’m reading in this video is called “Flare” and it’s written by National Book Award winner Nikky Finney

I was honored to participate in this campaign, Keeping Marissa in Mind, organized by the extraordinary activist Mariame Kaba. The poem I’m reading in this video is called “Flare” and it’s written by ...

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