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Private detention corporations are profiting off of detaining migrant survivors of sexual violence

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 unaccompanied child migrants, joining a long-standing family facility in Leesport, Pennsylvania . If the existing facilities teach us anything about the way women migrants and asylum seekers are treated in this country, Dilley will be a money-making machine for the private prison industry and a hot bed of human rights violations.

In response to the treatment they have witnessed in Artesia and Karnes, 126 women’s and ...

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 ...

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Chimamanda 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.

 

Chimamanda 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.

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

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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 respond to Mother Jones‘ request for comment on whether or not the president has ever dabbled in emoji.”

Submit 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 ...

Quick Hit: California investigates sterilizations of prisoners

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 procedures that would leave them sterile, according to a report released Thursday that recommended authorities investigate the doctors and hospitals involved.

State law prohibits inmates from elective sterilizations as methods of birth control. However, prison officials allow sterilizations in cases deemed medically necessary.

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 ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

The 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.

 

The 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 ...

ACLU releases report on women in solitary confinement

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 ways. Our understanding of solitary has been based off men’s experiences of it, but expanding the range of narratives is necessary to understand the full extent of the cruelty. As ACLU senior staff attorney Amy Fettig told me, not only is solitary confinement often overlooked by its use against women has been rendered nearly invisible outside of prison walls.

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 ...

How the Connecticut Department of Children & Families is failing a trans girl of color

Editor’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 justice systems since early childhood, surviving unthinkable trauma and demonstrating resilience and strength. As a ward of the Department of Children and Families (DCF), DCF is her legal parent and guardian, responsible for her care and well-being. Jessica was also in the custody of the juvenile justice side of DCF following a delinquency adjudication; she has never been convicted of a crime or faced ...

Editor’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. ...

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