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Why Liberal Feminism Must Embrace The Cause To #FreeAhedTamimi

Last month, teenage Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi was arrested by the Israeli Defense Forces in a night raid in illegally occupied Palestine.  The circumstances of her arrest and the human rights abuse she faces are horrifying, but liberal feminists from the West are mysteriously silent about her cause. 

Last month, teenage Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi was arrested by the Israeli Defense Forces in a night raid in illegally occupied Palestine.  The circumstances of her arrest and the human rights abuse she faces are ...

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Death Penalty Support Reaches An All Time Low, and Here’s Why Feminists Should Care

According to a study published this week, the percentage of Americans who support public executions has now reached its lowest point in more than four decades, with less than half of the country offering support for the brutal, internationally disfavoured punishment.

According to a study published this week, the percentage of Americans who support public executions has now reached its lowest point in more than four decades, with less than half of the country offering support for the ...

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Beyoncé, Black Motherhood, and the VMAs

On Sunday, August 28th, Beyoncé walked the red carpet of the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) accompanied by several cast members featured in her visual album, Lemonade, including the mothers of Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant, and Michael Brown. The presence of these women on a national stage helps challenge the racist myth of careless Black mothers.

On Sunday, August 28th, Beyoncé walked the red carpet of the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) accompanied by several cast members featured in her visual album, Lemonade, including the mothers of Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, ...

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Behind the Confession of Chinese Women’s Rights Defender Wang Yu

Remember the Feminist Five who were arrested in China for planning a public campaign against sexual harassment? On July 31, 2016, their human rights attorney Wang Yu (王宇), “confessed” to her crimes shortly before she was about to stand trial.

Remember the Feminist Five who were arrested in China for planning a public campaign against sexual harassment? On July 31, 2016, their human rights attorney Wang Yu (王宇), “confessed” to her crimes shortly before she ...

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Quote of the Day: “They’re the Ones Who Are Supposed to Help Us”

After she was raped by a Los Angeles cop, Lindsay F. made a rare choice: to report him. So began a five year ordeal that consumed most of her 20s, powerfully documented by Katie Baker for Buzzfeed this week.

After she was raped by a Los Angeles cop, Lindsay F. made a rare choice: to report him. So began a five year ordeal that consumed most of her 20s, powerfully documented by Katie Baker for Buzzfeed this ...

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Investigation reveals hundreds of cops who’ve lost their badges for sexual misconduct

The Associated Press published an important piece yesterday about sexual misconduct, abuse, assault, and harassment by law enforcement. Based on state records on police officers whose licenses were revoked for a variety of sex crimes, the piece shows the terrible conseqences of “a propensity for officers to use the power of their badge to prey on the vulnerable.” 

The Associated Press published an important piece yesterday about sexual misconduct, abuse, assault, and harassment by law enforcement. Based on state records on police officers whose licenses were revoked for a variety of sex crimes, the ...

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Gossett and Dunham on resistance: “Be in friendship with one another”

Autostraddle has a really remarkable interview with Reina Gossett and Grace Dunham, trans activists, researchers, storytellers, and community-builders. The piece is worth a read in full, but I was particularly struck by Gossett’s and Dunham’s reflections on the reproduction of state violence by and through marginalized groups. 

Autostraddle has a really remarkable interview with Reina Gossett and Grace Dunham, trans activists, researchers, storytellers, and community-builders. The piece is worth a read in full, but I was particularly struck by Gossett’s and Dunham’s ...

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When you’re weary and tired

I have to confess: I have tried my best to stay as far away as possible from the Sandra Bland story. I haven’t read any articles.

I have to confess: I have tried my best to stay as far away as possible from the Sandra Bland story. I haven’t read any articles.

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