Monthly Archives: November 2009

On Racism and the First Lady.

Tweet The FLOTUS is a visual reminder of what it means to be American. A first lady is symbolic of family, motherhood, togetherness and beauty. Feminists are interested in what this heteronormative position means for creating a nation of people that are complacent with the ideals of family, economy and the rightful place of women. [...]
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Racism, Xenophobia and Misogyny Intersect: Giving birth while in shackles.

Tweet This is what an asshole looks like. In Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s world, this is acceptable behavior. The most recent atrocity committed by the self-proclaimed “America’s Toughest Sheriff” involves a woman who was detained while 9-months pregnant. Alma Minerva Chacon’s case has been receiving media attention due to the brutality with which she was treated. [...]
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What We Missed: Holiday Weekend Edition

TweetFeministing will be on a hiatus for the holiday weekend and we’ll be back to our regularly scheduled posting on Monday. Enjoy the long weekend folks! Want some interesting reading about reproductive justice for your travels this weekend? Download the Fight For Reproductive Freedom newsletter from the Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program of Hampshire [...]
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Police Brutality Against CA Protesters for Higher Education

Tweet A UCLA student being tased last Wednesday for protesting the fee hikes. From November 17-19, the University of California Board of Regents met to decide whether to raise University of California tuition 32%, to exceed $10,000 for the first time in history, including a $585 mid-year fee increase in January. They decided to approve [...]
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How Stupak could still make it into the health care reform bill

TweetIn the past week, much has been written about Senator Harry Reid and how he rode in on his white horse to save women from the evils of the Stupak Amendment. While it may seem like some of the Stupak-Pitt storm has cleared, women’s rights advocates should keep in mind that the awful amendment that banned federally [...]
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