Tag Archives: prison industrial complex

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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No One is Disposable: #JusticeForJane and why dignity is a human right

TweetAs of this writing, seventy one days have passed since Jane Doe was unjustly incarcerated in the Connecticut State Prison by a government body charged with protecting her—a vulnerable, sixteen year old trans girl. To recap her situation: Jane Doe was a ward of Connecticut State’s Department of Children and Families (DCF) for much of [...]
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I Hear Them Breathing: Trans women, prison, and the limits of tolerance

Tweet2014 has been a decidedly double edged-sword of a year for trans women thus far. “Awareness,” that maddeningly vague but precious resource, has rained upon us like falling cherry blossom petals, right along with the false promises of that debauched liberal currency known as “tolerance.” That awareness has stretched across a long, polychromatic gauntlet, from [...]
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Stop telling survivors they must report to the police

TweetThis week, I was one of three survivors that spoke at a press conference where Senator Gillibrand announced her new initiative to increase federal funding for the Department of Education to address the high rates of sexual assault on colleges campuses. After each of us shared our stories of our colleges miserably failing to support [...]
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