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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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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

TweetThe Department of Justice supports the inclusion of Alaska tribes in VAWA jurisdiction. Text with bell hooks. Kind of. Deaf inmate denied sign-language interpreters. Alternative Father’s Day cards. Surprise! People don’t understand how racism works. Very Important Feminist News.   Tweet
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ACLU releases report on women in solitary confinement

Tweet Yesterday the ACLU released a new report, Worse Than Second-Class, on women prisoners held in solitary confinement. Through surveys of prison practices and testimony from women who have spent time in solitary, the report presents a picture of institutional violence not only perpetrated against women at skyrocketing rates but which harms them in unique [...]
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How the Connecticut Department of Children & Families is failing a trans girl of color

TweetEditor’s note: This is a guest contribution from Chase Strangio. Chase is a Staff Attorney with the LGBT & AIDS Project of the American Civil Liberties Union and the co-founder of the Lorena Borjas Community Fund. Jessica* is a 16 year-old transgender girl. She has been in and out of the foster care and juvenile [...]
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