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Stop telling survivors they must report to the police

TweetThis week, I was one of three survivors that spoke at a press conference where Senator Gillibrand announced her new initiative to increase federal funding for the Department of Education to address the high rates of sexual assault on colleges campuses. After each of us shared our stories of our colleges miserably failing to support [...]
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Elle magazine examines gendered anxiety in men without thinking critically about gender

Tweet Elle magazine had a great opportunity to talk about how patriarchy and assumed gender roles hurt men. But they didn’t take it. Luckily, I have no problem doing it for them. Vogue is usually the only magazine I read every month. But I was drunk on a Sunday afternoon (completely normal on the DC brunch [...]
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Quick Hit: Miriam Carey may have suffered from postpartum depression

TweetThe national media is still working to put together a picture of yesterday’s D.C. car chase that ended in the death of 34-year-old Miriam Carey. After the unarmed mother of 1-year-old Erica, also in the car, crashed into the gates of the White House, the police open fired — sparking alternating outrage and admiration from [...]
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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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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

TweetAir Force brochure on sexual violence tells victims to “submit” (and tells rapists… nothing). More women are getting cosmetic surgery on their arms, and the trend is attributed to the FLOTUS. “As uncomfortable as it is for some parents to imagine their teenage children as sexual beings, that discomfort is no excuse for denying all [...]
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