Tag Archives: Class

What we don’t talk about when we talk about Mommy Wars

TweetI should begin by saying that I’m not a mother. I was raised by a single black mother; and our narrative isn’t unlike the stories of working class single mothers nationwide. One of struggle, sacrifices, and compromise. A complex and harrowing navigation of the public safety net and stone-faced determination in defiance to shaming by [...]
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Quick Hit: Juanita Diaz-Cotto on women of color and the prison-industrial military complex

TweetCheck out this great interview with academic-activist Juanita Diaz-Cotto at Guernica. Juanita Diaz-Cotto knows she’s seen as radical. The activist academic blurs the lines that often delineate two clear, if not antagonistic, camps: scholarship and social justice. An expert on Latina and Chicana women’s experiences in the U.S. prison system, she’s been one among just a [...]
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Chart of the Day: Mothers are the sole or primary breadwinner in 40 percent of US households

Tweet According to a new Pew Research Center report, a record 40 percent of households now have a mother who is the sole or primary source of income for their families. This figure includes two very different groups of women: 63 percent are single mothers and 37 percent are women who are married and have a higher [...]
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What happens when women are “illegal”?

TweetEd. note: This is a guest post by Juliana Britto Schwartz. By day, Juliana is a student at University of California, Santa Cruz. By night, she is a Latina feminist blogger at Julianabritto.com, where she writes about reproductive health justice, immigration, and feminist movements in Latin America. Earlier this week, the Associated Press made the decision to drop the [...]
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Let’s get ratchet! Check your privilege at the door

TweetA few days ago I had the, ahem, pleasure? of seeing the video of Miley Cyrus twerking. I was a little put off by it but couldn’t immediately identify why. There was the obvious discomfort at the fact that she wasn’t really good at twerking in the first place, but there was something else that [...]
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