Tag Archives: eugenics

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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Birth control shots were forced on Ethiopian immigrants to Israel

TweetFive years after allegations were first levied, and over a month after the issue again attracted mainstream attention through the Israel Educational Television documentary “Vacuum,” the Israeli government has admitted that Ethiopian women were coerced into accepting long-acting birth control shots, likely Depo-Provera. Haaretz writes: …While the women were still in transit camps in Ethiopia [...]
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