Tag Archives: prison industrial complex

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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Keeping youth out of adult prisons

TweetIn a welcome bit of positive news, after years of  ”tough-on-crime” legislation that started gaining traction in the 1980s, some states are now passing laws which keep youth offenders out of  the adult criminal justice system by curtailing prosecutors’ abilities to try them as adults. Tweet
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Weekly Feminist Reader

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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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

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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