Tag Archives: Caretaking

The Feministing Five: Sarita Gupta

Tweet A remarkably talented organizer, Sarita Gupta spearheads massive national campaigns, but the core of her work remains deep understanding of the joys and struggles of everyday life. While transforming conversations into action, Sarita has cultivated a creative and interdisciplinary style of activism for nearly 20 years. Today, as the executive director for Jobs with [...]
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Can the Nanny Speak?

TweetAn article in this month’s Essence (available only in print, not online) gives me pause. Veronica Chambers’ “I’m Her Mother, Not Her Nanny” tells a Black Latina’s testimony about the frustration of being misidentified as the nanny of her biracial child. Veronica explains her experiences of racism: I have to deal with strangers who treat [...]
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Caregiving from a male perspective

TweetSometimes the lack of female bylines in the Atlantic Monthly, or the tendency to publish sexist fear-mongering, annoy me. But I have to give it up to the Atlantic for last month’s compelling portrait of caregiving and its discontents by contributing editor Jonathan Rauch. Rauch writes about his incredibly painful and confusing experience of taking [...]
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Paternity Coverage and Race Stereotypes

TweetThis article had the potential to be my song. The writer should certainly be commended. She penned a fact driven, well-written article that grappled with some of the complex issues that surround paternity. But some things about this piece, and the pictures that complemented the coverage, utterly disappointed me. The root of the problem was [...]
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Debunking Racist and Classist Myths about Teen Pregnancy.

TweetA study put out by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unwanted Pregnancy has found evidence that the majority of teens at risk of unwanted pregnancy are not from low income and/or single parent families. via Susan Reimer for the Baltimore Sun. According to research conducted for the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and [...]
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