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Marissa Alexander: an update and a letter

Tweet Marissa Alexander should never have been sentenced to jail for defending herself from an abusive husband by shooting at a wall, injuring nobody. She shouldn’t have to be retried. But at least she has been released on bond and was able to spend Thanksgiving with her family. It was the first time she had [...]
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

TweetMarissa Alexander was denied release. Students and alumni filed federal Title IX and Clery Act complaints against Amherst and Vanderbilt. Fifty facts about sexual assault in the military. Tweet
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Quick hit: Marissa Alexander won’t be able to spend Thanksgiving with her family

Tweet The sentencing of Marissa Alexander to 20 years for shooting at the wall to scare off an abusive husband provoked national outrage. And Alexander was granted a new trial that will take place in March 2014. So why is this 32-year-old mother still in jail?  Tweet
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

TweetBy Katie and Syreeta Next time someone says people who can’t find a job are just lazy, ask them to take a look at this chart. Tweet
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Instead of freedom, Marissa Alexander gets new trial date

TweetMarissa Alexander, the black Florida mother who was sentenced to 20 years in prison for firing a warning shot against her abusive husband, will get a new trial this spring. But her supporters were calling for the charges to be dropped altogether. As we’ve previously covered, Alexander had a restraining order against her husband when [...]
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