Tag Archives: prison industrial complex

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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RAINN’s recommendations ignore needs of campus survivors of all identities

Tweet Recently, the Rape Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) issued recommendations to the White House on how to properly respond to college rape. Seeing the title of the page–RAINN Recommends White House Focus on Criminal Justice Response to College Rape–instantly made me panic. I’m an organizer with ED ACT NOW, a national campaign calling for [...]
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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet You go, Ellen Page. The Michael Dunn trial will expose disturbing (and sadly unsurprising) truth about America. “Valentine’s Day is a holiday based on fears…can technology make long-term monogamy any easier?” From Emmett Till to Jordan Davis: why is standing out still a death sentence for black kids in America? What role do pharmacists [...]
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Patriarchy’s Skeleton: What Avery Edison’s Case Reveals about Borders and Prisons

Tweet As if the world needed a timely reminder of why independent social media retains paramount importance, comedienne Avery Edison was taken into custody by Canadian authorities at Toronto Pearson International Airport and drawn into the maw of impersonally exercised state power. And yet, that power was also, on another level, executed in an avowedly [...]
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