Today is the annual National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers.
In case you were concerned that the surge in no copay birth control under Obamacare is turning us into a nation of sluts because “the only thing standing between women and promiscuity is a fear of pregnancy,” a new study from the Contraceptive Choice Project should ease your worries. Read More »
In the spirit of International Women’s Day’s 2014 theme, “Inspiring Change,” social justice activists from diverse backgrounds came together this past Saturday to engage in critical dialogue around pro-feminist men and how more men can engage the movement to unlearn patriarchy, stand in solidarity with women, and collectively advocate for social change and gender equality. Read More »
Cameroon has been quietly locking up LGBT people for years with little international attention.
The last rural abortion clinics in Texas just shut down.
“It’s a myth as old as this nation: the idea that Black men are more likely to be sexual predators — especially of white women.”
On dealing with constant micro-aggressions within a bi-racial family.
Back in college, one of my favorite American literature professors remarked, “If you want to sense of a culture’s inner-workings, take a look at what’s happening around the kitchen table.” At the time he was referring to the plethora of metaphors of America as “melting pot” vs. “salad,” but I was reminded of his observation during this week’s interview. In the Grand Foodie race to towards Ultimate Hipness, America’s restaurant culture disjointedly seeks acclaim for its sustainable veggies, meats, and grains while skirting sustainable labor practices for those who cook, clean, and serve. As the brilliant Saru Jayaraman would point out, America’s restaurant scene is not one of yuppie abundance, but deeply ingrained inequality.
As the co-founder and co-director of Restaurant Opportunities Center United (ROC), Saru is a leading voice in workers’ rights–particularly in regard to establishing a raising a livable minimal wage. Like other successful advocacy campaigns, ROC supports restaurant workers with traditional in-person actions across the country, but its ingenuity comes through in its innovative media reinforcements. For example, ROC’s Diners Guide mobile app empowers consumers to support restaurants that cultivate sustainable labor practices and ROC’s online “Living Off Tips” campaign crowdsources narratives of injustice (ranging from economic to facing sexual abuse) in the industry. To learn more about ROC’s and Saru’s work, check out their recent book, Behind the Kitchen Door, and join their movement for a more inclusive and responsible food system.
And now, without further ado, the Feministing Five with Saru Jayaraman!