Tag Archives: police violence

Why don’t we hear about women victims of state violence?

TweetOver the last month, the media has blown up with the high-profile cases of racist violence at the hands of the police: the death of Eric Garner in a chokehold by the New York City Police Department, and the shooting death of Mike Brown at the hands of the police in Ferguson — not to [...]
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

TweetPhoto via. LAPD tried to cover up assault charges against police officers. Woman goes undercover to show how men react to street harassment. (Please help me figure out what to feel about that in the comments.) Paula Deen continues to be the worst boss ever. Samsung: Women are tech-incompetent housewives who only know how to [...]
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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet New campaign works to humanize horrifying reproductive rights statistics. On 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. Tomorrow, join us and repro health advocates for a digital Google Hangout rally! “Birth control is [...]
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Border Patrol to continue shooting in response to rock-throwing

Tweet In a harrowing–but unsurprising–move, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is rejecting a recommendation to stop using deadly force in response to rock-throwers from the Mexican side of the border. What is even more infuriating than this move is the reasoning Border Patrol Chief Mike Fisher gave for rejecting this recommendation: Tweet
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Demanding Justice for Aiyana Jones

TweetBack in June, before George Zimmerman was acquitted on charges of murder in the killing of Trayvon Martin, a jury failed to reach a decision in the case of Joseph Weekley, the police officer responsible for shooting and killing seven year-old Aiyana Stanley-Jones in Detroit on May 26, 2010. The young girl was asleep in [...]
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