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ICYMI: Our August Feminist News Roundup – Charlottesville, Reputation, and Hurricane Harvey

[TRIGGER WARNING: Terrorism, White Supremacy, Murder]

ICYMI is Fembot’s monthly news roundup, providing you this month’s feminist and social justice news. Check out what you may have missed at the end of each month!

  • Charlottesville
    White Supremacists, Neo-Nazi’s, Neo-Confederates, anti-semites, anti-Islam white nationalists gathered in the town of Charlottesville during August 11th-12th, protesting the removal of a civil war statue in Emancipation Park. Things got nasty very quickly, as the protesters wielded literal pitchforks and torches at counter-protesters, injuring 14 people and killing one woman. But hey, there were many sides,  right Trump?

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– Did you see our Summer issue of Cyberrriot?

– Did you know that women of color were and still are pioneers of the punk movement? That stigma actually increases the number of STD cases? That anyone born in the Dominican Republic from 1929 to 2010 were stripped of their Dominican nationality?

 

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Written by Stephanie Watson

Stephanie Watson, co-founder of Fembot, joined Fembot in 2010, and since then has gotten an honors degree in Psychology, and an HNC in Professional Writing. She also contributes to HelloGiggles, and hopes to make her way further in the journalistic world. As well as her love for opinionated journalism and social media, she also writes romantic prose and cryptic poetry, dabbling in minamalist painting too. Stephanie’s goals are of a personal creative kind, however through her articles and poetry she hopes to provoke change and discussion of social justice issues.

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