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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Tweet Consent-themed Valentine’s Day cards are cute, though. “The revolution will not be cited.” Lauren Chief Elk on Eve Ensler’s V-Day, Indigenous women, and the myth of shared gender oppression. More from CIR on forced sterilizations of imprisoned people in California. A remarkable history of five years of anti-violence organizing at Tufts. TED backpedals on [...]
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CeCe McDonald will be released this month

Tweet Transgender activist CeCe McDonald is scheduled for early release from her 41 month prison sentence for manslaughter according to the Minnesota Department of Corrections. In the spring of 2011, McDonald and a group of friends, all of color, queer and allied, while walking to a 24 hour store were verbally accosted by a group [...]
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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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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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California prisons have been sterilizing women for years

TweetYesterday the Sacramento Bee published a devastating (if unsurprising) article from the Center for Investigative Reporting revealing that, between 2006 and 2010, 148 female prisoners were illegally sterilized by force. Corey G. Johnson writes: At least 148 women received tubal ligations in violation of prison rules during those five years – and there are perhaps [...]
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