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Why a bill outlawing forced sterilization had to be passed…in California…in 2014

Tweet The good news is that forced sterilization is now illegal in California. The bad news is that the bill was necessary because up until now, coerced tubal ligations were happening. Tweet
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Private detention corporations are profiting off of detaining migrant survivors of sexual violence

Tweet This week Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officially announced its plans to open a new family detention center in Dilley, Texas, to house mostly women and children. This will be the fourth “residential center” in the country after facilities in Artesia, New Mexico and Karnes City, Texas were opened in response to the recent influx of [...]
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

TweetChimamanda Ngozi Adichie just published an ebook called We Should All Be Feminists. Stay tuned for a review next week! Why are women in prison? The NYPD “Rape Cop” is now suing his accuser. “Elite populism doesn’t threaten the elites.” Meet the feminists on one of the most evangelical campuses in the U.S.   Tweet
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

TweetSubmit to #SelfieSummer and win a free Feminist Press book. The newest way to get yourself raped: “root sin.” Why bar pregnancy tests are a great idea. Vee from OITNB is a textbook abuser. NBC won’t air ads for “Obvious Child” because they include the word “abortion.” Voice your opposition. “The White House did not immediately [...]
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Quick Hit: California investigates sterilizations of prisoners

Tweet Last year, the Center for Investigative Reporting exposed to the country what California-based prisoners and advocates had known for years: women in the state’s prisons were being sterilized against their will. Now, the AP reports: State auditors found 39 cases where female state prison inmates may not have understood they were submitting to medical [...]
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