Twenty students at the University of Virginia are starving for justice. Their demands: Pay UVA workers more–at least $13 per hour–and ensure safe working conditions.
Last weekend, my friend told me that her 15-year-old student is pregnant. My friend works at a low-performing Philadelphia high school in a poverty-ridden, predominantly African American and Latino community. This particular student had been accepted into some of the most competitive high schools in the city, but remained in her neighborhood school in deference […]
A proud feminist who views her music as an art form that can change young people’s lives, British singer/songwriter Kate Nash prides herself on redefining sexy. “Real sexiness is about confidence, intelligence, mystery, art and passion,” she recently wrote for The Independent. Nash, who toured with the Lilith Fair this summer, is best-known in the […]
According to an article in last month’s Guardian UK, Nash, a proud feminist, wanted My Best Friend Is You to deal directly with female empowerment. One of her extreme irritations is the way young girls in contemporary society are expected to be exceedingly sexy, a standard that she believes has intensified since she was a girl.
The fact that abortion rates are disproportionately higher in communities of color is neither the fault of Black women nor of a conspiring group of women’s health-care providers. It is because of racist and classist public-health policy that has long rendered Black women invisible.