Posts Tagged Reproductive Justice

Mexican indigenous woman who was separated from baby allowed to pursue lawsuit against Mississippi welfare agency

In the past few weeks, stories coming from Oaxaca Mexico have reminded us just how limited and threatened the reproductive rights of indigenous Mexican women are. Local Oaxacans have been using social media to document the repeated cases of indigenous women denied care at local maternal clinics and being forced to give birth in waiting rooms, clinic steps, or lawns.

At the same time, we are reminded of how oppressions can cross borders. Earlier this month, news arrived that Cirila Balthazar Cruz, the indigenous woman in Mississippi who was separated from her baby daughter will be allowed to proceed with her lawsuit against the state’s welfare agency.

In the past few weeks, stories coming from Oaxaca Mexico have reminded us just how limited and threatened the reproductive rights of indigenous Mexican women are. Local Oaxacans have been using social media to document the repeated ...

CLPP 2014: Young Activists Gettin’ It Done!

Ed note: This is a guest post by Zoë Boyle and Jennifer Su, CLPP Lead Student Organizers pictured below. 

Almost a year ago, TIME magazine published a now notorious cover story by Joel Stein accusing millennials of being the “Me Me Me!” generation. Describing us as lazy, selfish, and glued to our iPhones, the article painted a picture of wasted youth. Since the publication, there has been no shortage of responses to the article. Yet no amount of op-ed pieces can disguise the fact that we are a generation of action. Youth activists in the reproductive justice movement have come out swinging in the last year, proving ourselves as a powerful force to be reckoned ...

Ed note: This is a guest post by Zoë Boyle and Jennifer Su, CLPP Lead Student Organizers pictured below. 

Almost a year ago, TIME magazine published a now notorious cover story by ...

CLPP 2014: Not your mama’s reproductive justice conference (Register now!)

This year, Feministing is proud to partner once again with the Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program (CLPP) at Hampshire College for their amazing reproductive justice conference.

The annual conference—From Abortion Rights to Social Justice: Building the Movement for Reproductive Freedom—will take place Friday, April 11, through Sunday, April 13, 2014.

Having attended in many years past to cover everything from colonization and colonialism to transfeminisms to fashion, I’m really excited to be partnering once again with the amazing activists at Hampshire to help spread the word about this special opportunity.

No reproductive justice for pregnant indigenous women in Mexico

In October of last year, Irma Lopez Aurelio arrived at a state health clinic in Oaxaca, Mexico, in labor with her third child. The doctors at the clinic told her to come back, that her labor was not advanced enough and no doctor was available to help her. Irma, who is Indigenous, spoke little Spanish and was unable to communicate how advanced her labor was to the monolingual doctors. After hours of waiting, Irma gave birth on the lawn outside of the clinic.

In the past nine months, seven Indigenous women in Mexico have been documented having their babies in the yard, waiting rooms, or front steps of state clinics.

In October of last year, Irma Lopez Aurelio arrived at a state health clinic in Oaxaca, Mexico, in labor with her third child. The doctors at the clinic told her to come back, that her labor was not ...

Support this environmental and reproductive justice conference!

A month later, I’m still seeing quotes from Laverne Cox’s keynote address at Creating Change 2014 (which I’m not at all bitter about missing out on. Really…I’m fine). She was a big name at a bigger conference. Thousands of LGBTQ leaders, organizers, and activists from across the country flocked to Texas to participate in the annual conference hosted by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.

But there is another conference that should also be on your radar.

“The Kinks, Locks and Twists Conference™ offers women of color and allies a unique space to explore the dynamic relationship between the health and well-being of our bodies, communities and the ecosystems in both a local and global ...

A month later, I’m still seeing quotes from Laverne Cox’s keynote address at Creating Change 2014 (which I’m not at all bitter about missing out on. Really…I’m fine). She was a big name ...

Watch: Maddow reports on reproductive health care access in the Rio Grande Valley

In this must-watch segment, Rachel Maddow reports on the terrible situation in Texas’s far south Rio Grand Valley thanks to the state’s devastating cuts to reproductive health care. 

In this must-watch segment, Rachel Maddow reports on the terrible situation in Texas’s far south Rio Grand Valley thanks to the state’s devastating cuts to reproductive health care. 

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