Trump’s racist rhetoric led to a crowd at his rally to chant, “Send her back.” Omar responded with inexplicable strength and dignity, tweeting a verse from Maya Angelou poem, “Still I Rise.”
Border Patrol forced a 3-year-old named Sofi to make an impossible choice: choose which parent should be deported. A group of mothers is fighting back by suing the Trump administration for misconduct.
In this fight, women everywhere lose. But those unable to access the health care they need—including safe abortion services—are paying the highest price.
“The government does not set out to discriminate. Rather, it overlooks its own bias because it does not take the trouble to assess how policies affect women. Government budgets are supposed to be ‘gender-neutral;’ in fact, they are gender-ignorant.”
In spite of the Taliban, Afghanistan is a picture of progress—though not perfection.
The Trump administration will begin raids on immigrant communities this weekend—after a week-long onslaught of racist and xenophobic commentary from the President, who is also entangled in a sex trafficking scandal.
Brutality by ICE and DHS officials at the Mexican border is not a by-product of a broken system. It is the goal.
“This is about making America white again,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said earlier this week. “They want to make sure that certain people are counted. It is really disgraceful and it’s not what our founders had in mind.”
In January 2018, a BBC article declared that the Taliban had full control of 4 percent of Afghanistan’s territory and an active presence in another 66 percent of the country. Researchers at Feminist Majority Foundation, dubious of the BBC map and other similar public accounts based on territorial analysis, decided to do a study using population data.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Monday announced the creation of a Commission on Unalienable Rights—and it’s nothing less than a subterfuge for undermining reproductive rights and the rights of marginalized communities, including LGBTQ persons.