On Nov. 3, Quawan “Bobby” Charles, a Black 15-year-old, was found dead with his body dismembered in rural Louisiana. The handlings of his disappearance are being called “absent and negligent” at best.
In an interview, the president of the International Union of Muslim Scholars said that the war in Afghanistan has no Islamic justification. Sheikh Ahmad Al-Raissouni said that the killing of Muslims is a “great sin” and that carrying out suicide attacks against Muslims is “prohibited” in Islam.
Thirteen men have been charged in connection with a conspiracy to kidnap Governor Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan. After news broke of the arrests, Trump tweeted, “Governor Whitmer of Michigan has done a terrible job” and continued to criticize her in subsequent tweets.
The War on Women is in full force under the Trump administration. We refuse to go back, and we refuse to let the administration quietly dismantle the progress we’ve made. We are watching.
This week: Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton (R) said slavery was a “necessary evil upon which the union was built”; Attorney General Bill Barr testifies before the House Judiciary Committee; Trump attempts to take down DACA; plainclothes NYPD officers pull a transgender woman protestor, Nikki Stone, into an unmarked van; more hydroxychloroquine; Trump and Senate Republicans are rushing the census; Trump’s dog whistle to his racist base; and Trump accuses Oregon Gov. Kat Brown of not “doing her job.”
The anti-feminist men’s rights movement advocates for a male supremacist ideology, and is described as “a thinly veiled desire for the domination of women and a conviction that the current system oppresses men in favor of women.”
The irony of a men’s rights activist murdering two men to get back at feminists goes to show, no one is safe from violent misogyny. Toxic masculinity kills.
The recent expiration of VAWA, set against the backdrop of the partial government shutdown, makes it clear that we are not done moving forward—and that we must continue to fight to protect and advance the gains for survivors that we’ve won since the landmark legislation passed.
Typing the word “survivance” into the Ms. Blog’s search bar yields no results. So perhaps there is no better way to introduce this term here, as theorized in Native American circles of academe, than via Mary Kathryn Nagle’s play Sliver of a Full Moon. Sliver is a dramatization of the legislative struggle to reauthorize the Violence […]
Vice President Joe Biden joined Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland Monday to announce that $41 million in funding from the federal budget will be used to test backlogged rape kits sitting in storage around the country. There are approximately 400,000 untested rape kits gathering dust in U.S. crime labs. (That’s considered a conservative estimate since police […]
Signed into law by President Bill Clinton on September 13, 1994—after five years of hearings—the Violence Against Women Act—VAWA—marks the last year of its teens today. Drafted by former Sen. (now Vice President) Joe Biden’s office and approved with bipartisan support, it was designed to give better protection and recourse to women experiencing domestic violence […]
While celebrating the past this weekend at the Suffrage Centennial Celebration, women were also looking toward the future, as “there is still more to accomplish.” Or, as members of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority say, “We’ve got work to do.” The Deltas were commemorating their own 100-year anniversary while hosting a re-enactment of Alice Paul’s […]