Oluwatoyin Salau found dead in Tallahassee, Florida, after sharing story of sexual assault on Twitter – Vox

Activist Oluwatoyin Salau, center, was found dead in Tallahessee on June 13.Hali Tauxe/Tallahassee Democrat via Imagn Content Services, LLC

The 19-year-old’s death underscores why gender violence needs to be part of the Black Lives Matter narrative.

Many activists have noted that the Black Lives Matter protests and calls for justice have centered on cisgender heterosexual black men, ignoring the oppression of black women and LGBTQ people within the black community. For example, Breonna Taylor’s death has not received as much attention as George Floyd’s; three months later, officers still haven’t been charged in her death. The names of other black women killed by police, like Priscilla Slaterand Pamela Turner, are largely unfamiliar to the greater public. Meanwhile, the #SayHerName campaign has morphed into #SayHisName online and at protests.

Source: Oluwatoyin Salau found dead in Tallahassee, Florida, after sharing story of sexual assault on Twitter – Vox

  1. So horribly sad and deeply most evilly unjust and unfair.

    We seem as if to want to walk into the darkest period of our history to date, or compete at least with crimes against humanity from past centuries.

    • dmf
    • June 17th, 2020

    one of my concerns about some of the visions of limiting police roles is the fantasy that somehow social workers will be able to protect women and others who are victimized from the predatory men that hurt and hunt them.

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