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Over 1,000 Boston protesters show up for people in prison: “We see you.”

Last night, 1,400 Boston protesters marched in solidarity with others nationwide over the state-sanctioned murder of unarmed teenager Mike Brown. But their march went where many others didn’t: to jail. Protesters marched to the South Bay House of Correction, where they chanted, “We see you” and “Black lives matter.”

Last night, 1,400 Boston protesters marched in solidarity with others nationwide over the state-sanctioned murder of unarmed teenager Mike Brown. But their march went where many others didn’t: to jail. Protesters marched to the South ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Old but good: why you should celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day, not Columbus Day.

Violence against indigenous women, mapped.

Justice4Jane has called an emergency phone blast for Jane Doe in Connecticut.

Not That Bad: A Photo Project.

Viola Davis talks about hunger.

New report on 50 years of workplace sexual harassment from Equal Rights Advocates.

Old but good: why you should celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day, not Columbus Day.

Violence against indigenous women, mapped.

Justice4Jane has called an emergency phone blast for Jane Doe in Connecticut.

Not That ...

The Feministing Five: Darius Clark Monroe

Darius Clark Monroe is transforming the ways media portrays incarcerated young black men, starting with his own story. At the age of 16, Darius committed armed robbery, which dramatically impacted his life as well as those around him. After serving five years in a maximum security prison, Darius has since earned a MFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and launched his career in documentary film.

Later this month, Darius’s film The Evolution of a Criminal will be released, and viewers across the country will be able to understand how Darius’s crime was intimately connected to his environment. While Darius is the first to take responsibility for his crime, his documentary contextualizes how his deep love for his family ...

Darius Clark Monroe is transforming the ways media portrays incarcerated young black men, starting with his own story. At the age of 16, Darius committed armed robbery, which dramatically impacted his life as well as those around ...

Jane Doe and Connecticut’s Carceral Crisis, Part II: The Office of the Child Advocate Lives Up to Its Name

 

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When I last wrote about Jane Doe, I condemned the Connecticut State Department of Children and Families (DCF) for waging a PR war on her back, trying her through press-releases rather than in a fairly adjudicated court of law. Last week, the Connecticut State Office of the Child Advocate (OCA) formally agreed. In the words of a New Haven Register report,

Child Advocate Sarah Eagan’s office called the July 13 announcement by the Department of Children and Families about the fight the previous day involving the 16-year-old, identified as Jane ...

 

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When I last wrote about Jane Doe, ...

The Feministing Five: Justice for Jane

As Feministing has covered and continues to cover, the State of Connecticut is currently holding a 16-year-old trans Latina girl in prison under the ridiculous claim that there is no better place for her. She has been in prison for nearly 100 days, yet she has not been convicted of any crime. 16 year old “Jane” has been writing letters to the governor on her behalf, lawyers have mobilized a massive effort to get her adequate care that she needs, and supporters have been launching actions across the country, onlien an off. 

Last week, as Katherine wrote for Feministing, Justice for Jane faced yet another major set back when it was ...

As Feministing has covered and continues to cover, the State of Connecticut is currently holding a 16-year-old trans Latina girl in prison under the ridiculous claim that there is no better place for ...

Trial By Press Release: Jane Doe and Connecticut’s carceral crisis

Trans people are patriarchy’s constitutional crisis. Our very existence presents the gender order with an unfixable problem that is impossible to discipline back into its neat boundaries, save through the most extreme of actions.

The Connecticut State Department of Children and Familes (DCF) has created just such a crisis in the case of Jane Doe, the 16 year old trans Latina who was bounced from the DCF system into prison without charges or trial because of alleged violence. On July 13, she was quietly moved to a boy’s facility and returned to a solitary confinement situation because she had allegedly become violent again at the Pueblo Girls’ Detention Facility in Connecticut, while her transfer to a girls’ treatment centre in Massachusetts ...

Trans people are patriarchy’s constitutional crisis. Our very existence presents the gender order with an unfixable problem that is impossible to discipline back into its neat boundaries, save through the most extreme of actions.

The Connecticut State Department ...

Orange is the new black

Orange is the New Black‘s accurate portrayal of men in a story about women

A few weeks ago over at The Atlantic, Noah Berlatsky wrote about what he sees as Orange is the New Black‘s Irresponsible Portrayal of Men.” Very early in the essay he admits “This may seem like a silly complaint,” because it is. But he continues anyway because… I’m not entirely sure.

Oh, wait. He explains here:

The reason: While media is full of men, real-life prisons are even more so. Men are incarcerated at more than 10 times the rate of women. In 2012, there were 109,000 women in prison. That’s a high number—but it’s dwarfed by a male prison population that in 2012 reached just over 1,462,000. In 2011, men made up about 93 percent of prisoners.

We are dealing with a ...

A few weeks ago over at The Atlantic, Noah Berlatsky wrote about what he sees as Orange is the New Black‘s Irresponsible Portrayal of Men.” Very early in the essay he admits “This may seem ...

Weekly Feminist Reader

Who has the right to self-defense?

On the decriminalization of condoms as evidence of prostitution in NYC, and why it really matters.

Lupita Nyong’o is only the 9th black woman to be on the cover of Vogue.

The Obama administration has no plans for leniency for unaccompanied migrant children.

On Sally Ride: “To be first is to relinquish the complicated specifics of your story and become a caricature, a stand-in for the ideals of a movement or for the hope and pain of a moment in history.”

Who has the right to self-defense?

On the decriminalization of condoms as evidence of prostitution in NYC, and why it really matters.

Lupita Nyong’o is only the 9th black woman to be on ...

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