Tag Archives: eugenics

Mexican Social Development Secretary’s racist soundbite scolding indigenous women for reproductive choices has a long history

TweetThis month, the head of Mexico’s anti-poverty program celebrated the opening of a community kitchen by telling indigenous women that they would be penalized for having children. Justifiably, these statements provoked outrage. But unfortunately, they are nothing new. Mexico has a long history of problematic population policies, often supported by the United States. And today, [...]
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Video: Contextualizing California prison sterilizations

TweetI posted yesterday about the recently exposed forced sterilizations in California prisons. On All In, Chris Hayes explains why we should be outraged but not shocked by such reproductive coercion given the state’s history of eugenics and unconstitutionally cruel prison conditions, in the news again today thanks to a 30,000-strong hunger strike. The clip is [...]
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Guest post: The freedom not to choose birth control

TweetThis is a guest post by Gloria Malone. Gloria is a freelance writer, blogger, and teen and young parent advocate based in NYC. You can find her on Twitter and on her personal blog, teenmomnyc.com. I was 15 years old when I had my daughter. A week after having her I went to my post [...]
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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet NSA surveillance and the male gaze. Racist of the Week Paulina Deen has been fired. But, before that, she inspired some really great tweets. The Department of Ed will collect data on anti-LGBT bullying. We need to talk about disability and feminism. High schools are trying restorative justice to keep kids from dropping out. [...]
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Latinas were targeted for involuntary sterilizations for decades

Tweet Today we are reminded that pro-choice politics are as much about the right to reproduce as they are about the right to abortion. We are also reminded of our country’s history of taking away the right to reproduce of so many women of color. A new report put out by the University of Michigan [...]
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