Tag Archives: violence

TODAY: Wear a hoodie in honor of Trayvon Martin

TweetYesterday we reported on the horrific case of Trayvon Martin, a black teen who was gunned down while visiting his father in a gated community in Florida,  armed only with skittles and an iced tea. So far, George Zimmerman — a 28-year old unregistered community watch member who followed Martin from his SUV and was armed [...]
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Transgender Day of Remembrance

TweetYesterday, November 20th, marked the 13th Annual Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day to commemorate individuals in the transgender community who were killed due to anti-trans violence and hatred. Below is a short round-up of coverage from the day: Melissa at Shakes names those lost this past year, and highlights an important point by Julia [...]
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What happens when the police don’t keep you safe?

TweetI noticed that the New York City “rape cop” case seemed to cause a shift in the thinking of some feminists, who saw police officers using their position of authority to do violence and basically get away with it. At around the same time, the SlutWalk movement caught on in a big way, inspired by [...]
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Resisting violence and practicing what we preach

TweetAs I was leaving “Preventing Violence, Promoting Justice,” the first ever summit organized by Sakhi for South Asian Women (an anti-domestic violence organization based in New York City that focuses on South Asian communities), I witnessed a young couple (both were people of color) arguing in the street. The young man was in the woman’s face [...]
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It’s World Peace Day

Tweet …and Troy Davis is still scheduled to be executed tonight. He will refuse his last meal. …and 6 out of every 10 women in the world will experience physical or sexual assault in their lifetime. …and teens with disabilities are nearly twice as likely to experience violence than able-bodied teens …and civilian deaths in [...]
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