Posts Tagged mass incarceration

Protestor outside Brock Turner's house holds up a sign declaring, "If I Rape Brock Will I Only Do 3 Months"

Feminist Groups Are Right to Rally Against the Brock Turner-Inspired Crime Bill

Last week, California’s state senate presented bill AB-2888, which doles out mandatory prison sentences for “sex crimes,” in front of Governor Jerry Brown. The bill was presented in response to the 3-month sentence Brock Turner received for assaulting a student on Stanford’s campus, and would function as a “mandatory minimum” sentence for any person who assaults another person while they are intoxicated or unable to give consent. 

Last week, California’s state senate presented bill AB-2888, which doles out mandatory prison sentences for “sex crimes,” in front of Governor Jerry Brown. The bill was presented in response to the 3-month sentence Brock Turner received for ...

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Feministing Jamz: Taina Asili’s “Freedom” challenges mass incarceration

Taína Asili is a Puerto Rican vocalist and longtime activist for prisoner justice and against mass incarceration. In her latest music video, she worked with Detroit-based poet Michael Reyes to make a tribute to the movement for black lives, with a shout out to the historical roots of mass incarceration and anti-black racism. 

Taína Asili is a Puerto Rican vocalist and longtime activist for prisoner justice and against mass incarceration. In her latest music video, she worked with Detroit-based poet Michael Reyes to make a tribute to the movement for black lives, ...

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New report shows how women of color bear the costs of mass incarceration

There are a number of ways to put a price tag on the United States’s shameful mass incarceration system. On the most superficial level, $80 billion is how much it costs to keep more than 2.4 million people in our jails and prisons.

There are a number of ways to put a price tag on the United States’s shameful mass incarceration system. On the most superficial level, $80 billion is how much it costs to keep more than ...

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Economic justice for domestic abuse survivors shouldn’t strengthen mass incarceration

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

For about a year, I volunteered at a domestic violence hotline. Every other Saturday, I helped survivors of intimate partner violence access emergency housing, lock changes, counseling, and civil protection orders.

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

For about a year, I volunteered at a domestic violence hotline. Every other Saturday, I helped survivors of intimate partner violence access emergency housing, lock changes, ...

Weekly Feminist Reader

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 murder.”

Graphic novel of This is How You Lose Her coming soon.

Gendering disability.

Bustle founder didn’t want too many “smart” women.

Three types of Golden Girls commenters on YouTube.

Is Cher’s new video about solidarity or interchangeability?

Nothing is wrong.

On Raven Symoné’s quiet coming out.

Comments young moms are ...

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.

Weekly Feminist Reader

“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 affect people of color?

A single bill could nearly eliminate abortion access in Texas.

Will the Supreme Court of Canada decriminalize sex work?

Protect the “Rape Factory.”

Sorry, but Daenerys = Laura Bush.

Get ready for the debut of Jose Antonio Vargas’s “Documented.”

Celebrate 50 years of women in space.

Check out the ...

“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 ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

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 offers a toolkit to explain incarceration to kids.

“Everywhere we go we will always leave family behind.”

The Tony Awards have a diversity problem.

Today in rape jokes: Microsoft edition.

What does a “pro-life paradise” look like?

A black man with a 0.00 BAC was arrested for DUI.

Listen to more Firestone talk ...

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 ...

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