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8 things you can do NOW for this domestic violence survivor in jail for shooting a wall to scare off her abuser

TweetIf there is any good that can come out of the tragedy of Trayvon Martin’s death and the miscarriage of justice in George Zimmerman’s acquittal, it’s the raised awareness about other injustices.  On Friday, speaking at the National Urban League convention in Philadelphia Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, said: “My message to you is: Please use [...]
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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet Here’s the full transcript of Obama’s Friday remarks on Trayvon Martin. Martin’s parents released a statement in response to the President’s speech. Putting casual racism on trial. The Crunk Feminist Collective: “Processing our anger for Trayvon Martin the Black feminist way.” Challenging racism in POC communities. “As someone who could be George Zimmerman, I [...]
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

TweetIn January and February 2013, NYT reporters quoted 3.4 times as many male sources as female sources. CU Boulder now under federal investigation for violating Title IX. Unemployment and its symptoms. Video shows ten men cheering while they gang-rape a 13-year-old girl. I don’t understand book trailers, but… Atwood. Single moms and extracurricular fundraising. Mothers [...]
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Dream Defenders take Florida Capitol, meet with Gov. Scott

Tweet In the wake of George Zimmerman’s acquittal, the Dream Defenders–a student collective of young people of color–has taken to the Florida Capitol. The group began their occupation on Tuesday, demanding the passage of the Trayvon Martin Act. According to Colorlines, “the bill would address racial profiling, ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws and school-to-prison pipeline issues [...]
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Florida: You can kill an unarmed teen but can’t defend yourself against an abuser

TweetWhat happens when you have a criminal record, fatally shoot a teenager armed with nothing more than a pack of skittles and an ice-tea and argue you were justified under Florida’s Stand Your Ground Laws? Nothing. The police believe you and it takes a national media campaign to actually get the criminal justice system to [...]
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