Tag Archives: Haiti

Think American abortion politics are bad? Millions of people have it worse

Tweet Very few countries in the Americas share the United States’ relatively liberal abortion laws. Say what you will about the GOP infringing on our reproductive rights, but we have things pretty good in comparison to a lot of our American neighbors. Of the 34 countries in Latin America, 18 allow abortion in cases other than the [...]
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Little Miss Hispanic Delaware pageant: all contestants must show us their papers to prove they’re Latina

Tweet Image Credit: Colorlines Late last month, the news came out that the Nuestras Raices Little Miss Hispanic Delaware beauty pageant was dethroning its latest winner, Jakiyah McCoy, after she was unable to provide documentation of her “Hispanic heritage.” McCoy is black, and it appears that she was the only contestant required to prove her [...]
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Not Oprah’s Book Club: Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat

TweetEd. note: This is a guest post from Emily Villano. Emily is a recent college graduate and a feminist, living and writing in Central Oregon. Edwidge Danticat has stated that though her body is in the United States, her imagination lies in Haiti. She writes about Haiti in Brooklyn, NY, with her debut novel Breathe, [...]
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Post-earthquake recovery efforts are failing Haitian women

TweetAccording to a new report from Human Rights Watch, more than a year and half after the earthquake in Haiti, the recovery efforts have failed to protect the health and rights of women. The LA Times reports: Despite a mammoth humanitarian-care push in the wake of the Jan. 12, 2010, quake that killed as many [...]
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Fear of the single story: Backlash to Mac McClelland’s PTSD piece

TweetMac McClelland’s recent essay on her battle with PTSD and how violent sex helped her heal was one of the bravest pieces of writing I’ve read in a while. And I’ve gotta agree with Jill that much of the backlash of criticism she’s received “illustrates pretty well why too many women who experience trauma don’t [...]
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