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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

TweetA woman is arrested for playing a banjo at a protest against attacking Syria. Did I mention she is a veteran of the Iraq War? Surgery can empower female genital mutilation survivors to feel sexual pleasure. The New York Times mentions abortion… in a wedding announcement. Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd schools marriage equality critics. [...]
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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet Here’s the full transcript of Obama’s Friday remarks on Trayvon Martin. Martin’s parents released a statement in response to the President’s speech. Putting casual racism on trial. The Crunk Feminist Collective: “Processing our anger for Trayvon Martin the Black feminist way.” Challenging racism in POC communities. “As someone who could be George Zimmerman, I [...]
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For queer and trans people of color, the NYPD is the literal fashion police

TweetEd. note: This is a guest post from Verónica Bayetti Flores. Verónica is the Assistant Director of the Civil Liberties and Public Policy program (CLPP) at Hampshire College. She has worked to increase access to contraception and abortion, fought for paid sick leave, demanded access to safe public space for queer youth of color, and helped to [...]
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NYPD orders cops to run criminal checks on domestic violence victims

TweetWhat the actual fuck? The NY Post reports: Women who report domestic violence are exposing themselves to arrest under a new NYPD directive that orders cops to run criminal checks on the accused and the accuser, The Post has learned. The memo by Chief of Detectives Phil Pulaski requires detectives to look at open warrants, complaint histories [...]
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“Rape cop” juror sells story of his experience

TweetPatrick Kirkland, a juror on the NYPD “rape cop” case, is selling his story on the blog Gothamist. It’s not atypical for jurors to speak out after high-profile cases– in fact, a feminist-identified juror did just that in a Women’s E-News feature back in June– but something about this excerpt strikes me as odd: The [...]
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