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Senator Claire McCaskill stands up for survivors

TweetAfter Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill put a hold on to Lieutenant General Susan Helms’ nomination to be vice commander of the Air Force Space Command because of her involvement in an unfair military sexual assault case, McCaskill was accused of participating in the so-called “war on men.” She had a lot to say in response to [...]
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Tweet California domestic workers demand a Bill of Rights. Remember when prison abolition was a feminist priority? In case you needed another reason to hate drones, Amanda Marcotte has you covered. “What theory did you use to stay warm at night?” A map of New York publications. NC Senate passes bill erroneously listing abortion as [...]
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Top general blames military’s sexual assault on “hookup culture.”

TweetFirst, the chief of the Air Force sexual assault prevention unit was arrested for sexual assault. Then the Pentagon released a report showing that sexual assault had jumped from 19,000 cases in 2010 to 26,000 in 2012. Now, we have the Air Force’s top commander, Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, saying that sexual assault happens [...]
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Air Force chief in charge of sexual assault prevention arrested for sexual assault

TweetThis case bullshit right here is what one would call a “circular reference”: An Air Force officer was arrested for sexual assault. The remarkable thing is the accused man was the chief of the Air Force sexual assault prevention unit. The mug shot of Lt. Col. Jeff Krusinski shows signs of struggle on his face. [...]
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Quick Hit: “After Boston, One Foot in Front of the Other”

TweetOur own Chloe has a powerful essay up at The Nation on the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing. She reflects on her friend Anthony’s rehab after he lost one of his legs below the knee in Kandahar Province, her own experience of pushing her body, and the strength the runners have already proven. My favorite [...]
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