Feminism Requires Abolition: Police Aren’t an Adequate Response to Sexual Violence

We have the statistics right in front of us, proving police are not an adequate defense or solution for responding to sexual violence. Anti-abolitionists and white supremacists use these statistics to claim that we need our current system to ensure the safety of women—but shouldn’t these statistics prove that our current system is not working? Why would a system that fails at least one person every 73 seconds be used as grounds for upholding said system?

¡Berta Vive!: The Life and Death of Berta Cáceres, Fearless Indigenous Leader

Nina Lakhani’s “Who Killed Berta Cáceres?” digs into the thick layers of the corrupt, colonial, imperialist, racist and misogynistic systems that contributed to the death of this beloved Honduran Lenca leader, cofounder of the Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras and the 2015 winner of the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize.

We Heart: BLM Protester Samantha Francine Stares Down Racism

When faced down by racist man Jay Snowden at a Black Lives Matter protest in Whitefish, Montana, Samantha Francine pushed up her sunglasses so she could stare right back at him. She did not back down.

“I have not always been this version of myself. It has taken a long time for me to find my strength the way I did that day. … This is the first time in 27 years I have truly found my voice as a woman of color.”