Tag Archives: Poverty

Quote of the Day: Don’t worry, just speed to your abortion appointment!

TweetYesterday, as Jos covered, a federal appeals court took up Texas’s harsh new abortion restrictions. During testimony, lawyers from the pro-choice side noted that thanks to the new law, there is no longer a single abortion provider in the Rio Grande Valley, making the nearest clinic for the mainly low-income, Latino residents a 300-mile round trip away. [...]
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Federal judge strikes down Florida’s welfare drug testing law

TweetGreat news: On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Mary Scriven struck down the Florida law mandating the compulsory drug testing of recipients of cash assistance! Tweet
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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet More reasons to love Beyonce. On January 1st, gay youth will now be allowed to be boy scouts, but can we really call it progress? #RealTalk on sex work: “Sex-positive feminists might party all night with the ‘sluts,’ but some folks couldn’t abide the ‘whores’ from the other side of privilege town.” On race, skin color, self-acceptance, [...]
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Michigan laws will block unemployment benefits for failed drug test

TweetOver at theGrio.com, I reported today that Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has just signed into law a new package of laws that allow business to report failed drug tests that job seekers submit as part of the interview process. Job seekers who fail or refuse mandatory drug tests will have their unemployment benefits blocked.  Tweet
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Chart of the Day: 60 percent of single women can’t afford basic needs

TweetThe Census Bureau released new data on poverty in the US yesterday, and the National Women’s Law Center has been crunching the numbers to see how things are looking for women. It’s not great: Since 2011, the poverty rate among women has been at its highest point in two decades, and that didn’t change last year. Over 14 percent [...]
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