Tag Archives: mental health

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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Quick Hit: Veterans’ partners and children often struggle with PTSD too

TweetThe great Mac McClelland  has a must-read piece in the latest Mother Jones on the epidemic of post-traumatic stress disorder among military families. Yes, families. PTSD is affecting not only returning vets but also their partners and children–and few are getting the help they need. Brannan Vines has never been to war, but her husband, [...]
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Quick Hit: Anti-trans violence results in higher rates of suicidal thoughts and substance abuse

TweetA new study out of Virginia reveals what may seem a bit obvious to some, but I think is actually incredibly important to highlight. Via Think Progress: The study, conducted by the Center for LGBTQ Evidence-based Applied Research, found that over 70 percent of respondents had a history of suicidal ideation, with about 28 percent [...]
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Is the military labeling rape survivors as “crazy” to get rid of them?

Tweet Last year, 3,191 military sexual assaults were reported and the Pentagon estimates the actual number was about 19,000. And, although the military claims to have a zero tolerance policy for sexual assault in the ranks, the it has long been accused of not doing enough to address the problem. Now, according to a new [...]
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