Nevada’s high rate of intimate partner homicides is a moral outrage

[Trigger warning: domestic violence, violence, murder] The story of Phoukeo Dej-Oudom and her family is one you may have missed during all the recent events around #BlackLivesMatter, but PhoukeoÔÇÖs story is one that deserves to be heard. In an all too common occurrence, Phoukeo and her three children were killed by Jason Dej-Oudom, her husband…

[TW] Why ‘safe spaces’ and ‘trigger warnings’ are progress, not fascism

[Trigger Warning] Dear Steve Sebelius, I was disheartened to see your opinion piece, titled Beware of the ‘safe space’ movement. In the decade we’ve known each other, I have seen your usually unfailing support for the oppressed. Despite your occasionally borderline sense-of-humor and brash public persona, I know you to be kind and (probably hard…

Love Shouldn’t Hurt

Today Fem2pt0 is trying to turn the web — or at least Facebook (is there any difference anymore?) — purple in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness month. The Sweet Love Because Love Shouldn’t Hurt campaign is going strong in DC today, but we can all get in on the action and post pics of ourselves…

Grassroots Lobby Days features Shelby Knox!

Nevada Women’s Lobby’s Grassroots Lobby Days is coming up, March 14-16! During GLD there are a host of great workshops to better understand how bills become law and how to lobby your representatives. Another great part of GLD is the great speakers lined up! One of those speakers is acclaimed, feminist, prochoice, activist Shelby Knox!…