Tag Archives: pregnancy

The war on drugs, fetal personhood, and the criminalization of pregnant women

TweetThe New York Times has a short documentary up exploring the construction of the “crack baby” epidemic – an epidemic that was largely built on racist media hype and flimsy science. This week’s Retro Report video on “crack babies” (infants born to addicted mothers) lays out how limited scientific studies in the 1980s led to [...]
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Mother’s Day is Over – But Pregnancy Discrimination Isn’t.

TweetBy Vania Leveille, ACLU Washington Legislative Office & Lenora M. Lapidus, ACLU Women’s Rights Project Women make up almost half the workforce today, and, if they become pregnant, most will work throughout their pregnancy. Given this reality, you probably think the stories below are works of a bygone era. Well, you’d be wrong: A woman [...]
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Tweet California domestic workers demand a Bill of Rights. Remember when prison abolition was a feminist priority? In case you needed another reason to hate drones, Amanda Marcotte has you covered. “What theory did you use to stay warm at night?” A map of New York publications. NC Senate passes bill erroneously listing abortion as [...]
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Christian college fires employee for becoming pregnant & offers job to her boyfriend

TweetA California woman was fired after her supervisor at a San Diego Christian college asked her if she was pregnant. The sin, so to speak, was not the pregnancy itself but the fact that Teri James, 29, was not married when she conceived. This violated San Diego Christian College’s “community covenant,” signed by a not [...]
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Erin Matson weighs in on eating disorders and pregnancy, kicks ass

TweetErin Matson, baller feminist advocate and organizer and former vice president of action for the National Organization for Women, is pregnant. BABY FEMINIST ON ITS WAY, wahooooooooo! Matson is also an eating disorder survivor. Being pregnant with a history of an eating disorder can make things… complicated, even for Matson, who has been completely recovered [...]
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