Tag Archives: prison industrial complex

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

Tweet  #452584447 / gettyimages.com 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 [...]
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The Feministing Five: Justice for Jane

TweetAs 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 [...]
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Trial By Press Release: Jane Doe and Connecticut’s carceral crisis

TweetTrans 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, [...]
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Orange is the New Black‘s accurate portrayal of men in a story about women

Tweet 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 [...]
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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet 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 [...]
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