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Video: Contextualizing California prison sterilizations

I 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 worth a watch, but Hayes doesn’t take the obvious next step: forced sterilization isn’t only of a kind with California’s particular brand of mass incarceration but also with the inherent abuse of imprisonment.

Transcript, via MSNBC, after the jump.

I 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 ...

Weekly Feminist Reader

ICYMI: the Crunk Feminist Collective and The Nation DJed your 4th.

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The N-word on the 4th of July.

An immigrant kid’s perspective on citizenship and the Voting Rights Act.

The U.S. caters to male desire.

North Carolina just pulled a Texas.

The first law protecting trans students was approved by the California legislature. In other news, it’s 2013.

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Yeah, David ...

New investigative video shows a crisis pregnancy center counselor telling a client dangerous lies

Katie Stack was disturbed when she got pregnant and visited a clinic close by that turned out to be a crisis pregnancy center, facilities that try to look like abortion clinics that exist to talk people out of accessing abortions. Katie was lied to about her own health, as happens to so many young people. This experience inspired her to investigate these misleading fake clinics:

Though she had an appointment at a Planned Parenthood clinic for an abortion, she visited an Iowa clinic closer to her home. “ The “counseling” that I received included the following,” Stack wrote in a 2011 New York Times Op-Ed. “I was cautioned that abortions caused breast cancer, even though the National Cancer Institute has found serious flaws in ...

Katie Stack was disturbed when she got pregnant and visited a clinic close by that turned out to be a crisis pregnancy center, facilities that try to look like abortion clinics that exist to talk people out ...

Watch this video of awesome 11-year-old cellist Sujari Brit

Here’s some inspiration to start your week via Colorlines. Meet 11-year-old cellist Sujari Brit, who is apparently as eloquent as she is talented at playing the cello.

I haven’t been able to locate a transcript yet, so would be grateful if someone left one in the comments!

Here’s some inspiration to start your week via Colorlines. Meet 11-year-old cellist Sujari Brit, who is apparently as eloquent as she is talented at playing the cello.

I haven’t been able to locate a transcript yet, so would be grateful ...

Watch Alexandra speak out against Serena WIlliams’ victim-blaming Steubenville comment

But first please ignore the victim-blamey framing of the video (No, Serena doesn’t “have a point about responsibility,” HuffPo). And learn more about the campaign Alexandra helped launch to stop sexual violence.

But first please ignore the victim-blamey framing of the video (No, Serena doesn’t “have a point about responsibility,” HuffPo). And learn more about the campaign Alexandra helped launch to stop sexual violence.

This feminist makeup tutorial parody is pitch- perfect

In case you haven’t seen this making its way around the internet, this feminist makeup tutorial parody is pitch perfect. Featuring gems such as “Next we’re going to use a light foundation. Make sure you give every part of your face a fair and equal amount of representation, unlike the government and prime time television.”

I am unable to locate one so please post a transcript in the comments.

In case you haven’t seen this making its way around the internet, this feminist makeup tutorial parody is pitch perfect. Featuring gems such as “Next we’re going to use a light foundation. Make sure you give every ...

truthtakestime

Truth Takes Time – a QueerFemme Translady Story

This animated short tells the story of a young trans girl who other people won’t let be a girl, and her journey to living on her own terms. A warning that it’s a tear jerker – Ellie Krnich’s picture book animation style brings me right back to childhood. The short is a personal, intimate story that I and a lot of other folks can relate to. Ellie’s bio and a transcript are after the jump.

This animated short tells the story of a young trans girl who other people won’t let be a girl, and her journey to living on her own terms. A warning that it’s a tear jerker – Ellie ...

A simple guide to handling a drunk girl passed out on your couch

Found a drunk girl passed out on your couch? Unsure of what to do in this situation? Here’s a quick instructional video.

This guide is applicable for people of any gender and may be adjusted as needed in other locations.

Consent: not very difficult. But apparently some kids aren’t getting the message, so that’s got to change. Sign this petition to make consent education a mandatory part of sex ed in public schools.

Via Upworthy.

Found a drunk girl passed out on your couch? Unsure of what to do in this situation? Here’s a quick instructional video.

This guide is applicable for people of any gender and may be adjusted as needed in ...

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