Amazingly, the fundraiser for the Marissa Alexander Legal Defense Fund raised $15,000 in the past three days, bringing us so very close to reaching our goal of $30K by March 9th! It’s a testament to how deeply people understand that it’s crucial for Marissa Alexander to win this case. The stakes are very high. It is about her life, first and foremost, but it’s bigger than that too.
In case you missed the news, Marissa is now facing 60 years in prison if she is found guilty in her new July 28th trial. 60 years for firing a single warning shot that caused no injuries during a violent, life-threatening attack from her abusive husband. Imagine if Marissa Alexander goes to prison until she’s 93 years old for defending her life. What will that say about the value of black women’s lives? What message will that send to any woman who is in an abusive relationship today?
Marissa Alexander has to win this trial — for her and for all of us. Please donate if you can and share widely. The deadline is this Sunday, March 9th, right after International Women’s Day. And thank you to everyone who has already given so much. We’re almost there…
Something tells me I’m about five centuries delayed on believing in the whole ‘higher power’ thing.
Kevin Smith on the his ideal film rating board from This Film is Not Yet Rated
Let’s also focus less on how Emma Watson’s taking parts in problematic films, which she seems to be doing largely because her managers tell her it’s the only way to make it past Harry Potter, and more on how James Franco, Seth Rogan, Jonah Hill Jay whatsisface, and Cahnning Tatum made uncomfortable sex jokes and rape jokes around her until she was so uncomfortable she left halfway through filming This is the End- but by contract had to still be in the movie.
Let’s talk about how Evangeline Lilly signed onto the Hobbit movies on the condition that her character not be in a love triangle, and everyone involved rewrote the character so that she was, and she couldn’t leave. Let’s talk about how actresses are signed into films whose final products are the opposite of what they want to be a part of, and still wind up on-screen playing terrible, problematic, sexist roles, or even being sexually harassed and assaulted while on set. Let’s talk about the implications of an industry where women have no control over the part they play or the story they’re used to tell, and are forced to make difficult decisions about which producers and directors will and won’t completely screw them over.
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