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Fellow Indians, what are we really protesting?

I had originally planned a scathing post pointing out the flaws in campaigns like SlutWalks and Kiss of Love. I have always objected to their narrow focus on issues that not all Indian women (and practically none of the men) can relate to, which skips right past the larger problems that underlie these very same issues. 569 more words

Feminism

MN Justice Wilhelmina Wright nominated to the federal bench

President Barack Obama has nominated Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Wilhelmina Wright to sit on the U.S. District Court in Minnesota.

She would replace Chief Judge Michael Davis, who… 363 more words

News

See No Evil - Why the Justice System Ignores Rape

Originally published on Girls’ Globe, 20/06/2013
Featured image by Michael Grimes, licensed under Creative Commons. 

Much has been said about the rape culture that exists in today’s society, without a full definition of what rape culture is. 690 more words

Women's Rights

The Moral Universe - Bryan Stevenson and Just Mercy

With the near-miraculous release of Anthony Ray Hinton from death row on April 3, Bryan Stevenson’s name was in the news again. His Equal Justice Initiative was responsible for proving that Mr. 990 more words

Civil Rights

Racial Disparity

“More than 60% of the people in prison are now racial and ethnic minorities. These trends have been intensified by the disproportionate impact of the “war on drugs,” in which two-thirds of all persons in prison for drug offenses are people of color.”-The Sentencing Project