The politics of immigration touch upon major faultlines in American society: not just the legal boundary between citizen and foreigner, but also lines of race, class, nationality, culture and, increasingly, gender. Women, who make up about half of the U.S. immigrant population and an estimated 40 percent of undocumented adults, face unique challenges as migrants. However, gender issues have gone almost entirely unremarked in official immigration-reform talks–that is, until a Senate hearing last Monday, when Mee Moua, head of the Asian American Justice Center, seized an opportunity to call out the invisibility of women in the debate.
|By: Michelle Chen Wednesday March 27, 2013 1:05 pm|
|By: Pam Spaulding Monday March 25, 2013 4:19 pm|
When the Supreme Court hears the marriage equality cases starting tomorrow, there are lots of reasons why they should subject Proposition 8 and Section of 3 of Defense of Marriage Act to close judicial scrutiny and strike them down as unlawfully discriminatory. But one important reason that has received relatively little attention is the close connection between laws that treat men and women differently based on gender stereotypes and laws that discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation. In both contexts, the Constitution must provide strong protection against government efforts to perpetuate stereotyped gender roles.
|By: Attaturk Wednesday February 20, 2013 1:30 am|
You would think after several months of embarrassing themselves by saying one demeaning thing about women after another GOP officials would learn.
But learning is not their strong suit.
|By: Suzanne Tuesday February 12, 2013 10:00 pm|
|By: Lisa Derrick Tuesday February 5, 2013 8:00 pm|
A New Jersey Catholic school has banned swearing for female students — but not for the boys.
|By: Attaturk Thursday January 24, 2013 1:30 am|
It says something about our times that a policy shift like this is announced and it is treated as a big story, but not an earth-shaking pronouncement.
|By: amerigus Sunday January 6, 2013 7:00 pm|
Shocking video evidence of rape admissions and allegations of a wide cover up enterprise by influential adults in Steubenville, Ohio are shooting up the major media beanstalk at present.
Video files reportedly obtained by vigilante hacker(s) KnightSec were provided to the LocalLeaks blog who set up an investigative reporting operation urging additional victims or witnesses to feel secure in coming forward.They went live with the story here on Jan. 1. Warning, some of the video admissions might be hard to stomach for the sensitive.
The report includes fantastic accounts of an array of related crimes, seemingly based on hearsay accounts from students at Big Red High School. These include date rape drug procurement, local bookmaking, drug and protection rings and possible witness intimidation.
But you can hear first hand confirmations of knowledge of rape, on tape, made by alleged participants that have not been charged.
|By: Attaturk Monday November 26, 2012 1:30 am|
Having overwhelmingly lost the vote of women, especially single women, in 2012, the “intellectuals” at FoxNews have devised a cunning plan. Make sure they lose them even worse by saying societies ills, such as they imagine them, can be laid at the feet of all the single ladies.
|By: Autumn Sandeen Saturday November 17, 2012 7:00 pm|
Growing up, I remember making a pact with myself. As an adopted child I promised to find my family in Korea, but how exactly that would occur remained a mystery to me. I luckily had the unconditional support of my American family, even if they were stumped by my vague plan.
I later came out as a trans woman in 2003. I was also fortunate enough to receive an outpouring of love, acceptance and support from family and friends.
But there was always one barrier to my life of intersecting identities that I struggled to overcome.
|By: Autumn Sandeen Monday November 5, 2012 5:45 am|
The transgender population is a small population, and to my knowledge until this election trans voters haven’t been systematically targeted for voter suppression. Well, this year trans people are being targeted for voter suppression by True The Vote. A graphic from True The Vote’s Virginia training materials shows what the organization thinks about trans citizens.