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Tweet Where to get baby food and formula during the shutdown. How to check your gender bias. Frozen embryos: do you know where your children are? “Being a musician/rockstar/whatever is pretty fucking impossible.” Fighting the wrong mommy wars. “I’m a Girl.” On the uphill battle for women and girls in STEM. “Imagine a woman actively [...]
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Tweet Jos on HuffPost Live talking about Skyler White and “complex female roles.” Legally married gay couples aren’t eligible for veterans benefits, says the VA. What. The. Fuck. Solidarity is for Miley. Campus activists! Apply for a SAFER policy training. Stopping the drug war isn’t enough to end mass incarceration. The queer afterlife of Whitney [...]
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“Piper was my Trojan Horse”

TweetNetflix original series “Orange is the New Black” has garnered a great deal of attention, much of it having to do with the portrayal of women of color and the prison industrial complex. But the main character is Piper Chapman, a “nice white lady.” According to series creator Jenji Kohan, the show wouldn’t have been [...]
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Attorney General Eric Holder announces new treatment for non-violent drug offenders

TweetYesterday, in addition to the court ruling on stop-and-frisk, there was other news with regards to civil rights.  Speaking at a national gathering of the American Bar Association, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that he will review the criminal justice system and push for legislation that adjusts the archaic mandatory minimums for drug offenders as [...]
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Video: Contextualizing California prison sterilizations

TweetI posted yesterday about the recently exposed forced sterilizations in California prisons. On All In, Chris Hayes explains why we should be outraged but not shocked by such reproductive coercion given the state’s history of eugenics and unconstitutionally cruel prison conditions, in the news again today thanks to a 30,000-strong hunger strike. The clip is [...]
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