Tag Archives: mass incarceration

Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet In anticipation of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington: Michelle Alexander on MLK and mass incarceration. Necessary tension around Obama at the March’s anniversary. The real work of Rosa Parks. Misremembering “I Have a Dream.” Chelsea Manning, media bias, and cissexism. The killing of trans teen Dwayne Jones is not “just another [...]
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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet “Farah Goes Bang.” Dare to hope again: on incarceration and parenting. Paternity leave isn’t just about fathers. Reclaiming indigenous papahood. Blast from the very recent past: the Great Dad. Listen to a panel on labor and feminism moderated by Sarah Jaffe. RAINN praised the recent SCOTUS decision on DNA collection, but how will it [...]
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Tweet Think Progress has compiled the seven most sexist gun ads. Today is the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act. Why haven’t we closed the gap? The 10 best male rappers–written up as though they were female. The false paradox: freedom of expression and sexist hate speech. An illustrated guide to street harassment. Sesame Street [...]
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Watch this new documentary on the racist, ineffective war on drugs

TweetDespite recent legalization successes in the Northwest, the U.S. war on drugs is still going strong–and new documentary Breaking the Taboo makes the urgent case for ending the racist, ineffective battle in under an hour. The film, directed by Cosmo Feilding Mellen and Fernando Grostein Andrade (and gloriously narrated by God Morgan Freeman), traces the [...]
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