Tag Archives: Women of Color

Republican Congressman busted for cocaine possession voted to drug-test food stamp recipients

Tweet You’ve probably heard about freshman Congressman Trey Radel, a Republican from Florida who was recently caught buying cocaine from an undercover cop in DC. But did you know he just voted to drug-test food stamp users? Tweet
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Quick Hit: Thank black voters, not the “gender gap”

TweetZerlina has a great piece at the Nation about why we should credit black voters, not a monolithic women’s block, for Democrat Terry McAuliffe’s victory over right-winger Ken Cuccinelli for the Virginia governorship. Tweet
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Sexual assault endemic for agricultural workers

TweetWhen your assailant is has control of your livelihood, and even whether you can stay in the same place as your family, you might think twice about reporting it. This is exactly the position of many women agricultural workers in the U.S, the vast majority of whom are immigrants, and many of whom are undocumented: [...]
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Keeping youth out of adult prisons

TweetIn a welcome bit of positive news, after years of  ”tough-on-crime” legislation that started gaining traction in the 1980s, some states are now passing laws which keep youth offenders out of  the adult criminal justice system by curtailing prosecutors’ abilities to try them as adults. Tweet
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Has feminism really become capitalism’s handmaiden?

Tweet Has feminism become capitalism’s handmaiden? That’s what Nancy Fraser argues in a really fascinating piece over at The Guardian, claiming that feminist ideas have been used in the rise of neoliberalism: In a cruel twist of fate, I fear that the movement for women’s liberation has become entangled in a dangerous liaison with neoliberal [...]
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