Tag Archives: Police brutality

Queer and trans youth of color in NOLA demand accountability from police

Tweet If you’re a regular reader of this blog, it will not come as a surprise to you that queer and trans people of color are routinely targeted by the police. We Deserve Better, a new report by BreakOUT! – a badass organization working to end the criminalization of LGBTQ youth in New Orleans — highlights exactly the ways [...]
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Photo of the Day: #FergusonOctober

TweetThe Weekend of Resistance in the Ferguson area culminated in an overnight march and sit-in at St. Louis University lasting until the early morning hours today. Hundreds of protestors, including relatives of Vonderrit D. Myers Jr., the black teenager killed by an off-duty police officer last week, joined the march, which included playing hopscotch, jumping rope, and tossing [...]
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Photo of the Day: Indian students protest police brutality and sexual violence

TweetStudents at Jadavpur University in Kolkata, India have been protesting for nearly a month now after a female student was sexually assaulted. Fellow students’ peaceful protest against the inaction of the university authorities and demands for an independent investigation were met with a brutal police crackdown that sent several students to the hospital. This past weekend, tens [...]
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Feministing Jamz: Women and queer people of color on state violence

Tweet Though conversations on state violence tend to focus on (presumed straight) men, women, queer, and trans folks of color have a huge stake in this conversation. Violence on behalf of the state affects women, queer, and trans folks of color directly in a lot of different ways – not to mention the very real toll of [...]
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

TweetRepublicans are embracing over-the-counter BC to avoid insurance coverage. Yesterday the 7th Circuit struck down a same-sex marriage ban, noting that “Indiana and Wisconsin are among the shrinking majority of states that do not recognize the validity of same-sex marriages.” Philadelphia schools perpetrate institutional violence. Isn’t public misogynistic abuse so artsy? Human rights lawyer arrested [...]
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