Tag Archives: Xenophobia

Sweatshop Cinderella

TweetWomen Make Movies has some great new films available. This one, in particular, caught my eye as it seems like such an interesting amalgam of issues we are facing in a big way, though in a different context, today: immigration, labor and worker’s rights, sexism, notions of America. Check it out. Has anyone read Bread [...]
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Breaking News: France imposes a fine on full-face Islamic veils in public

Tweet Yesterday, the French government decided to impose a $185 fine on women who wear a full-face Islamic veil in public. According to the Washington Post: President Nicolas Sarkozy said his government was forwarding the legislation to parliament because it had a “moral responsibility” to uphold traditional European values in the face of an increasingly [...]
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Arizona Governor signs law banning ethnic studies programs in public schools

TweetWhen we thought it couldn’t get any worse in Arizona, this happens: Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has signed a bill that will end ethnic studies classes in the state. Her action came one day after UN human rights experts released a statement criticizing the bill on the grounds that all people have the right to [...]
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Arizona legislature passes anti-immigrant bill allowing racial profiling

TweetVia Colorlines: The Arizona legislature yesterday voted 21 to 35 along party lines to make it a criminal offense simply to be an undocumented immigrant on Arizona soil and to require local cops to determine a person’s immigration status if there is any “reasonable suspicion” the person is undocumented. The law would essentially require police [...]
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Valuing domestic work

TweetThe Scholar & The Feminist Online, a journal of the Barnard Center for Research on Women (what, what BC02!) has an awesome new edition out on Valuing Domestic Work that includes writing by Saskia Sassen, Arlie Russell Hochschild, Ai-jen Poo and so many other amazing women. Gisela Fosada introduces the issue: The daily, commonplace devaluation [...]
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