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Quick Hit: “Law & Order: Indian Country”

Tweet  Image Credit Earlier this week, the Tribal Law and Order Commission released a report documenting the effects of the Tribal Law and Order Act, and setting forth recommendations on how to decrease violence in tribal areas of the U.S. Tweet
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Justice for Renisha

TweetI believe that a person who shoots another person in the head should be, at the very least, arrested. I am sickened, heartbroken, enraged, and just plain tired of the violence done to people of colour and to women in this country. I want to live in a country where a person can ask a [...]
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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet Egyptian cartoonist Doaa Eladl publishes a controversial cartoon criticizing FGC. The North Dakota Senate has approved a ban on abortions after six-weeks of pregnancy, the most restrictive in the country. Both cops involved in Kimani Gray’s murder had already been named in federal lawsuits. The Middle East’s first women’s museum has opened in Dubai. [...]
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Quick Hit: The effects of stop + frisk on women

Tweet*Trigger warning* The linked article contains descriptions of harassment and unwanted touching. Laws don’t always affect all people equally. People of color and LBGTQ people, for example, are disproportionately targeted by laws that criminalize carrying condoms as an (ineffective) way to prevent sex work. And we’ve documented how stop and frisk is executed along racial [...]
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Condom searches are being used to profile sex workers

TweetYou may remember the feminist blogosphere talking about laws that said carrying condoms could get you arrested. A new report from Human Rights Watch examines the issue: sex workers and people profiled as sex workers, especially trans women, are being targeted by the cops with condom searches in Prostitution Free Zones. This puts sex workers at [...]
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