Tag Archives: War

Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet “Oklahomans brag that theirs has become the reddest state.” Living with breast cancer at 26. The difference between Malala and Nabila. The 5 billion dollar food stamp cut is reverberating across the country. “A wall is just a wall. It can be broken down.” Tweet
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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet In anticipation of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington: Michelle Alexander on MLK and mass incarceration. Necessary tension around Obama at the March’s anniversary. The real work of Rosa Parks. Misremembering “I Have a Dream.” Chelsea Manning, media bias, and cissexism. The killing of trans teen Dwayne Jones is not “just another [...]
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Defining violence, contextualizing military sexual trauma

TweetWhich forms of violence are the U.S. military willing to recognize? An Air Force veteran and survivor of military sexual trauma (MST) has raised the question in an interview with USA Today.  Twenty years ago, an airman raped recent enlistee Lisa Wilken in her dorm room. When she reported the assault, though, military prosecutors discouraged [...]
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Tweet UNC student paper The Daily Tar Heel takes a stand against campus sexual violence. The Princeton alum who wants students to get their MRSs ASAP is just digging herself deeper and deeper. “Withholding war-raped women the right to safe abortion is a form of violence.” Towson University’s White Student Union is terrifying. Men need [...]
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Girl Soldiers: Finding Equality in War?

TweetWe tend to think of female victims of armed conflict as women who have been raped or suffered other gender-based violence at the hands of male combatants. We think of women who have seen their families torn apart and suffered unspeakable economic, emotional, and physical losses as a result of war. And this is, of [...]
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