Tag Archives: Marissa Alexander

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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#31forMARISSA campaign going strong

TweetIt is day 18 of #31forMARISSA, the national letter writing campaign co-organized by Esther Armah and Mariame Kaba and featuring letters written by men to Marissa Alexander, the black Florida woman currently serving a 20 year prison sentence for firing a warning shot at her abusive husband. The campaign has taken the month of October, [...]
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

TweetBy Katie and Veronica I mean, we already knew this, but it’s official: Transgender Equality Movement Will “Dismantle” Civilization, according to an op-ed in the Washington Times.  Why Marissa Alexander‘s supporters are petitioning for release and not a new trial. Pakistani Taliban say Malala has done ‘nothing’ to earn human rights prize. I’m pretty sure that’s [...]
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