Women Inmates Were Sterilized in California Prisons

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According to a recent article by The Center for Investigative Reporting, doctors at two California women’s prisons—the California Institute for Women in Corona and the Valley State Prison for Women in Chowchilla (now a men’s prison)—unlawfully sterilized at least 148 women inmates between 2006 and 2010. For those of you wondering if we were actually […]

“Orange Is The New Black”: Taking Privilege to Task

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Netflix’s brilliant new original series, Orange is the New Black, stars Taylor Schilling as TV’s most unlikely convicted felon. Piper Chapman is a white, upper-middle class, Smith-educated fish-out-of-water in the suffocating air of a low-security women’s prison. During an excruciating visit with her daughter, Piper’s mother tells her, Sweetheart, you’re nothing like any of these women. […]

Sen. Wendy Davis’s Fierce, Fictional Counterpart: Tami Taylor

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Following Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis’s epic filibuster of the state’s proposed abortion bill, and in the heat of Gov. Rick Perry’s ongoing push to pass the legislation, Planned Parenthood has done something wonderful: It partnered with Connie Britton, the woman behind TV goddess Tami Taylor. The result is a joint campaign to support reproductive […]