Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg announced Friday she is undergoing chemotherapy after a recent recurrence of cancer. Meanwhile, she maintains that, even during treatment, she will remain active on the Supreme Court.
With the new school year right around the corner, it’s time to accept that the leadership parents were waiting on to execute a safe plan for the fall semester isn’t coming. Parents must fend for themselves.
“Under no circumstances take medical advice from Donald Trump or Betsy DeVos, especially when it comes to the health of your children,” said National Education Association president, Lily Eskelsen Garcia.
In this edition of The Weekly Pulse, we begin with some pandemic optimism; provide the most recent updates on COVID-19 and its effects on workers; and break down reproductive wins and attacks.
Diet culture is a patriarchal tool.
Diet culture forces individuals, notably women, to center their lives around their physical appearance. It additionally promotes an unachievable physical appearance while offering a vast array of products—paradoxically advertising that one can achieve the unachievable.
But having conversations about our bodies in healthy, productive ways—not critical, accusatory ways—is the only way that we can end diet culture once and for all.
Federal judges blocked six-week abortion bans in Georgia and Tennessee, a major victory for reproductive justice in states that previously have significantly threatened reproductive and sexual health services.
The coronavirus is raging across America like a wildfire, and we need a more consistent approach to mask-wearing to stand a chance at putting the fire out. Since some will not wear a mask on their own, we owe it to our essential workers—and everyone else—to require it.
It’s past time for CDC Director Robert Redfield to work up the nerve to deliver on his mission by requiring everyone to, in the words of Senator Marco Rubio, “Just wear a damn mask.”
President Donald Trump has announced he has officially begun the process to withdraw the United States from the World Health Organization (WHO), the UN’s global health agency. In response, the Global Health Council and its multilateral roundtable have begun a social media campaign: #WeNeedWHO.
A survey examined the COVID impact on Black immigrant domestic workers in NYC, Boston and Miami. The survey results bring about one conclusion: Black domestic workers deserve better.
The Trump administration’s catastrophic mistakes this week speak to Trump’s disregard for the severity of coronavirus, racial injustice, reproductive injustice and anti-immigrant rhetoric.
“People are going to be so fat when all this is over.” Most describe fat bodies as epidemic, so for many, the panic must literally feel like one tragedy is actively breeding another.
Yet, eating is one form of human comfort—and we need to acknowledge that in difficult times, seeking comfort makes sense.