Who Gets to be Naked at Harvard University?

Every semester at Harvard University, students take their clothes off. The event is called Primal Scream, and it happens on midnight before the first day of final exams. As the hour approaches, there is a palpable buzz in the central quad, the Harvard Yard. Students gather in various states of undress: towels and trenchcoats, gym shorts…

We need to confront gendered violence in movement spaces.

Read the original article at Feministing. It’s easy to talk about gendered violence from conservative men because, well, their ideology is often consistent with their douchebaggery. When you’ve devoted your entire career to ranting against abortion rights on television or groping your way to a white-supremacist presidency, there’s a pretty clear and obvious connection between your stated values (sexist)…

Neoliberal Academia Shows its Ass: Harvard Rejects Manning, Jones, Unions

Read the original article at Feministing Harvard’s been sucking this week, and this suckage provides an important reminder of why corporate higher education, for all its rhetoric about “innovation,” actually acts as a barrier to radical social change. First order of suckage: Recently, despite the fact that the History Department had initially accepted her and…

Why are There so Many LGBT Youth in Prison?

Read the full original article at attn: For the thousands of LGBT youth in the American juvenile justice system, bullying is just the beginning. That’s because, while lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and gender nonconforming (GNC) youth makeup five to seven percent of young people in America, they are 15 percent of young people in the juvenile justice…

Prison Justice is an LGBT Rights Issue

Read the full article at attn: For the millions of LGBT people incarcerated each year, the sentence is only the beginning. Oftentimes, what happens behind bars is worse than what the state mandates. Five percent of LGBT people in America have been incarcerated in the past five years. That rate is almost double the 2.7 percent incarceration…

A Class War in India’s Capital and the Global Movement for Domestic Workers

Originally published at Feministing In Noida, India, a sprawling suburb on the outskirts of Delhi, expensive apartment buildings tower over shantytowns. Each day, migrant workers – mostly women – rise from these informal communities to commute to their jobs as domestic workers in nearby luxury apartment complexes. Like most urban spaces, it’s a scene of blatant,…

We will fuck up. Let’s confront that and do better.

Originally published at Feministing My mother marched. My father, my sister, my cousins, my aunts and uncles. My Grandma, sitting home in her chair recovering from a broken hip, watched the crowds gather, a huge colony of pink-hatted ants on the tiny screen, and her heart marched. And my own heart, large and porous, flew…