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The Feministing Five: Sarah Deer

Professor Sarah Deer is one of the newest MacArthur “Genius Grant” Fellows who were announced earlier this week. She is an incredible legal scholar and community advocate for Native women’s safety and health. Sarah is a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma and teaches at William Mitchell College of Law in Minnesota.

Native American women living on reservations face one of the highest per capita rates of violent crime in the world, but are often left with horribly insufficient means of justice. Tribal courts are impeded by limited jurisdictional powers and authority, and lack of resources; and as such, it is very difficult to prosecute those who commit these horrible crimes. 

Professor Sarah Deer is one of the newest MacArthur “Genius Grant” Fellows who were announced earlier this week. She is an incredible legal scholar and community advocate for Native women’s safety and health. Sarah is ...

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 ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Gorgeous new video from Tribe Called Red featuring modern depictions of indigenous women.

In memory of Karyn Washington, founder for “For Brown Girls,” who committed suicide this week.

Trans girl teen held in Connecticut adult men’s prison without charges.

DOJ releases guidance on VAWA protections for trans survivors of sexual violence.

 

Gorgeous new video from Tribe Called Red featuring modern depictions of indigenous women.

In memory of Karyn Washington, founder for “For Brown Girls,” who committed suicide this week.

Trans girl teen held in ...

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Campus safety committee fails to recognize violence as violence

Last week, a 15-member committee of representatives from various groups related to campus sexual violence reached a consensus on a new set of rules that will take effect under the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (Campus SaVE Act). These rules are the new mandates that colleges will have to follow under the Clery Act as part of the Violence Against Women Act that was reauthorized after much unnecessary delay last year. The Clery Act requires schools to record and distribute statistics about violent crimes that happen on and near their campuses. Under the new approved set of rules, colleges will have to report and include in their annual crime statistics instances of domestic violence, ...
Last week, a 15-member committee of representatives from various groups related to campus sexual violence reached a consensus on a new set of rules that will take effect under the Campus Sexual Violence ...

Weekly Feminist Reader

Afghan Cycles- the first women to ride bikes in the country.

Chronicling what it’s like to be hungry in America.

Who is Black? What is Blackness?

What works for (non-rich, non-white) women at work.

On Hillary’s future: “women’s worth has never been assessed based on easily calculable, publicly available statistics, like innings pitched or bills passed.”

A small victory for native women: updates on the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act.

Afghan Cycles- the first women to ride bikes in the country.

Chronicling what it’s like to be hungry in America.

Who is Black? What is Blackness?

What works for (non-rich, non-white) women ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

By Chloe and Alexandra

You’re going to love this profile of friend of the site W. Kamau Bell.

At New York magazine, Ann asks how we can change a bro-dominated culture.

The documentary Brave Miss World, about Linor Abargil, the Israeli beauty queen who was raped a few weeks before she won the Miss World pageant, is coming to a city near you.

Russian journalist Elena Kostyuchenko is threatening to out the closeted Russian politicians who are voting in favour of brutal anti-LGBT legislation.

The percentage of women in leadership positions in Australian law firms is “woeful.” (via Robert Angyal, my super awesome dad)

Remembering Attica.

Happy 19th birthday, VAWA.

“Somewhere, ...

By Chloe and Alexandra

You’re going to love this profile of friend of the site W. Kamau Bell.

At New York magazine, Ann asks how we can change a bro-dominated culture.

The documentary Brave Miss World, ...

Virginia’s Ken Cuccinelli worked with group that thinks the VAWA encourages women to fake domestic abuse

Virginia’s Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli wants to be governor but throughout this process of running more and more information about his extreme views are being revealed. Before transvaginal ultrasounds were a household term, thanks to Cuccinelli and his buddy Bob McDonnell, he was a private attorney who was very active in the Father’s Rights movement. With regards to the Violence Against Women Act, these Father’s Rights groups have been called out for essentially operating as an organization that discriminates against women who are suffering at the hands of their abusive partners.

Via The Washington Post:

A National Organization for Women advisory committee on family law wrote last year that fathers’ rights groups’ “true objectives are to discriminate against, control and ...

Virginia’s Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli wants to be governor but throughout this process of running more and more information about his extreme views are being revealed. Before transvaginal ultrasounds were a household term, thanks to Cuccinelli and ...

Finally! A Republican video game lets you to slap Hillary Clinton in the face

Proving that Republicans are (justifiably) scared shitless about a potential Hillary Clinton 2016 presidential run, a Republican anti-Clinton Super PAC brings you a game where you are encouraged to slap the former Secretary of State (who has not even announced that she’s running) across the face. But before getting to the game, let’s discuss the Super PAC, whose treasurer is Christopher M. Marston, a former member of the Bush administration and a Republican campaign finance consultant. The Super PAC is called The Hillary Project  and rocks the catchy motto “The Only Thing Standing Between Hillary and the White House.” I’ve provided a screenshot, so you can appreciate the artwork; the urgency of the red and the spookiness ...
Proving that Republicans are (justifiably) scared shitless about a potential Hillary Clinton 2016 presidential run, a Republican anti-Clinton Super PAC brings you a game where you are encouraged to slap the former Secretary of State (who ...
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