“I feel like I have five jobs: mom, teacher, C.C.O., house cleaner, chef. My kids also call me ‘Principal mommy’ and the ‘lunch lady.’ It’s exhausting.”
“On the Record” chronicles not only Drew Dixon’s story but that of several other accusers—Sil Lai Abrams, Sheri Sher—delving deeply into the ways women of colors’ voices are all too often silenced and ignored when reporting these crimes, and the cultural forces that pressure them to remain silent.
In early April, Wisconsin Republicans attempted to close abortion clinics in the interest of public safety and health—yet, days later, allowed in-person voting centers (with long lines of people not even five feet away from each other) to remain open. Seven people caught the coronavirus.
Recently, there was hope that the digital, remote workplace—forced by COVID-19 pandemic—would make the problem of mansplaining, interrupting, credit-stealing and conversation-dominating a little better for women. News flash: It didn’t.
This juxtaposition of open CPCs and closed abortion clinics proves that these closures have nothing to do with coronavirus—and everything to do with the desire of lawmakers to control women’s bodies and force them to have children they don’t want and often times can’t afford.
“We have been having issues with getting jobs. We have had a lot of cancellations. There is no income. I don’t know if I’m able to pay my rent. We have been excluded from the federal government to pay our rent. We are invisible.”
Hospital cleaners can’t stay home during this pandemic. They’re needed to ensure doctors and patients are safe and have a clean environment to work in. Where is their love?
Both Dr. Birx and Dr. Faicu are world-renowned in their perspective fields and have earned medical degrees. So why does Fauci get the surname and Birx the first name treatment? You guessed it: sexism.