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Carceral feminism and the flaws of punishment-based policy

Feminist activist Beth E. Richie lectures about the flaws of carceral feminism. which relies on punishment to deter sexual violence. (Kevin Gross / The DePaulia)
May 10, 2015

When a young woman is followed and assaulted on the street, the standard actions are simple: call the authorities, notify the police. But take into account the story of people like “Ms. B,” formerly...

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