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Here Are 17 Of The Trans Women Murdered This Year. Say Their Names.

As Mock notes, this number already exceeds last year's complete total of documented murders according to the National Coalition of Anti-Violence programs. According to an article published by The Guardian on Monday, the total of reported murders is now at 18.

This alarming number recently led transgender actress and activist Laverne Cox to declare a "State of Emergency" in the transgender community, stating that "your life should not be in danger simply for being who you are." And while this disturbing spike in the murder of trans women of color, who are disproportionately affected by violence, has caught the attention of many major news outlets, cable networks have remained remarkably silent.

"These woman are more than just a compilation of names and ages and stories of violence and trauma -- they are people," Mock says at the end of the segment. "People living at a vulnerable intersection of race, gender and class. People existing in a culture where they fell in between the cracks of racial justice, feminist and LGBT movements. People whose names are only spoken by the majority of us when they can no longer respond. Today we learn their stories and say their names, not out of obligation but out of recognition that these 17 women had value, had purpose and were loved. And they will be missed."


Posted by beam me up scottie | Fri Aug 28, 2015, 06:50 AM (7 replies)

"Schwartza and/or Shvatsa"? Are you actually claiming Bernie is a Jewish racist?

Many Black people are aware of the words Schwartza and/or Shvatsa, and they are aware of what race of people are most likely to use these words.

Bernie is not a racist, he doesn't use racist language.

The question is why are you? What they hell is wrong with some Hillary supporters?

Is there nothing you won't say or do to smear Bernie?

Jesus Fucking Christ.

Now I've seen everything.
Posted by beam me up scottie | Sun Aug 9, 2015, 11:45 PM (1 replies)
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