Tag Archives: Class

New Blog Alert: Where feminists talk economics

TweetWe’re thrilled to see that The Nation is launching a new roundtable blog called The Curve, “where feminists will hash out economic issues and intervene in feminist debates from an economic perspective.” The editors explain that they’ve been frustrated by two phenomena: One is the way in which women’s voices are so frequently sidelined in economic debates. [...]
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Chart of the Day: Life expectancy for poor US women is declining

Tweet According to a new analysis from the Brookings Institute, the life expectancy gap between the rich and the poor in the US is growing, especially among women. Comparing life expectancy at age 55 between folks born in 1920 vs. 1940 found that men, overall, have gained an additional five years — with the richest men gaining [...]
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Correction: Sex tapes don’t “work” for working and middle class women

Tweet The release of a sex tape featuring Love and Hip Hop Atlanta cast members Mimi Faust and Nikko Smith earlier this week has had the internet (mainly Black Twitter) abuzz. Per usual, everyone has an opinion on what appears to be a cliché publicity stunt. One take from the blogosphere caught my eye though. In a post on [...]
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Chart of the Day: Blame US policies, not single mothers, for child poverty

TweetSingle mothers in the US are disproportionately likely to be poor — a fact that some like to point to explain why we have such god awful rates of child poverty. The US ranks 34 out of 35 developed countries in terms of number of children living in poverty, which should be a national scandal but isn’t. Conservatives [...]
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“I am tired of having to both read and write litanies for black girls gone too soon.”

TweetBrittney Cooper has a heartbreaking and powerful piece over at Salon today about Black girls “made grown too soon” and the damage done by the cultural myth of the super-humanly strong, resilient Black woman. I am tired of having to both read and write litanies for black girls gone too soon. For Relisha Rudd. For Renisha [...]
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