Tag Archives: Latin America

As a Latina, I have a problem with Hispanic Heritage Month

Tweet  Thanks Macy’s, but this isn’t “celebrating,” this is selling. According to the U.S. government, September is Hispanic Heritage Month, a celebration of Hispanic culture, heroes and holidays. The White House has had Latin music, NFL players have read to underprivileged children and the Smithsonian website hosts a picture of Celia Cruz with merengue playing in the [...]
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This Week in Feminism South of the Border

TweetImage translation: “While some breathe in, others expire.” Photo cred For those of us who have family, friends and ties beyond borders, and those of us who care about global feminism, here’s a few tidbits on what our allies south of the border are up to. Guyana’s Chief Justice rules that “cross-dressing in a public [...]
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How you can support the domestic workers movement

Tweet Domestic work is gendered and waaay undervalued. This we know. We know this because it’s been established over and over again on feminist blogs and in academia. But more importantly we know this because so many of us have seen it happen before our very eyes. We’ve watched our mothers cook and clean each [...]
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We already lost Savita in Ireland. Don’t let Beatriz die in El Salvador.

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. You all remember Savita Halappanavar, right? Well, the world is looking at another Savita [...]
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“The war on drugs has become a war on women”

Tweet Jody Williams and Rigoberta Menchu. Pic via CNN. Violence against women in Latin America is on the rise–and it’s partly thanks to the US’s ineffective drug policies. A delegation of women, led by Nobel Laureates Jody Williams and Rigoberta Menchu, released a report yesterday on the horrifying levels of gender-based violence in Mexico, Honduras, [...]
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