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School bans boy from using My Little Pony bag because it’s a “trigger for bullying”

TweetThis story is totally enraging. It’s almost funny but it’s heart-breaking. It’s the story about a school which overtly sanctions bullying and punishes the student who gets bullied; a school which condones violence but prohibits the use of a My Little Pony bag. It’s a story of official and institutionalized victim-blaming, gender-policing, cowardice and cruelty. [...]
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

TweetAn epidemic of female suicide is sweeping Afghanistan. Hunter “Most Hated Man on the Internet” Moore is being sued for his “revenge porn” site. The Steubenville rapists’ super predictable defense? “She wanted it.” Jessica on why Zerlina’s stance against rape as natural and inevitable is so important. After you’ve read that, thank Zerlina for her [...]
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The importance of new data on anti-trans violence and suicidality

TweetThe people behind research studies usually only get mentioned in the feminist internets when the research was framed poorly in the press, or when the study asks a question that packs sexist assumptions. Which is too bad, because there are some bomb researchers out there doing really vital work. I was reminded of this when [...]
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Dharun Ravi sentenced to 30 days in prison

TweetIn a rather lenient sentencing, a New Jersey judge sentenced Dharun Ravi to 30 days in jail also suggesting that he not be deported. This is a probationary sentence for Ravi, who earlier this year was convicted of bias intimidation and a handful of other hate crimes for bullying his Rutgers roommate Tyler Clementi. Why [...]
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New data links anti-LGBT school bullying with health risks

TweetToday the Family Acceptance Project announced new research linking high levels of anti-LGBT bullying in middle and high school with negative health and mental health outcomes in young adulthood, including depression, suicide attempts that require medical care, STDs and risk for HIV. This is the first study linking experiences of bullying during adolescence with a [...]
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