Posts Tagged monica jones

I Hear Them Breathing: Trans women, prison, and the limits of tolerance

2014 has been a decidedly double edged-sword of a year for trans women thus far. “Awareness,” that maddeningly vague but precious resource, has rained upon us like falling cherry blossom petals, right along with the false promises of that debauched liberal currency known as “tolerance.” That awareness has stretched across a long, polychromatic gauntlet, from the inspirations of Laverne Cox and Janet Mock, to a flowering of trans women’s lit, to the depredations of activism and social media gone horribly wrong, to, at long last, the daily struggles of our invisible sisterhood.

Where once the shadows of prison, border control, and policing were wide and deep enough to easily engulf armies of trans women, now a bright light is shining ...

2014 has been a decidedly double edged-sword of a year for trans women thus far. “Awareness,” that maddeningly vague but precious resource, has rained upon us like falling cherry blossom petals, right along with the false promises ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Next Tuesday, activists will gather before the Supreme Court as it takes up two challenges to the contraception coverage mandate and decides whether your birth control is your boss’s business. The day before, join us and repro health advocates for a digital Google Hangout rally!

In the meantime: Are you ready for Hobby Lobby?

“Are my pants lowering your test scores?”

Monica Jones on Chris Hayes.

My big gay (il)legal wedding.

Interview with a single mom, by her daughter.

More thoughts on the dearth of average-looking female “sex symbols”?

The Root‘s list of the keepers of black women’s history.

Fight abortion stigma.

Next Tuesday, activists will gather before the Supreme Court as it takes up two challenges to the contraception coverage mandate and decides whether your birth control is your boss’s business. The day before, join us and ...