High expectations for Linda Tirado’s new series in ELLE magazine. Just describing what is going on in a fearful, fake news America is a brave undertaking. Never mind living with it.
Three women discuss the highly personal reasons they voted for Trump
See also: (689) Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America [Book Review]
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Well, if it costs money it can be one of the building blocks of poverty, right? And poverty is always personal. An article from a UK source looks at feminine hygiene products and poverty. We’re talking a little more than thirty-five cents now.
Millions of women in the US lack proper access to menstrual supplies
We all love life, right? That’s why longevity is such a sensible measure of the quality of life in a given place. Gaps in longevity data emerge into view quickly thanks to such things as gender and occupation. Ideally, a well off society should find these gaps moderate and when in the right frame of mind it might even challenge these gaps, seek to close them up. A new medical study reinforces our understanding of the role of income in determining longevity with the finding that in Canada high income men are starting to outlive low income women. The incomes of Canada’s richer males is more powerful than the natural characteristic of women to outlive men.
Did you just say ‘holy shit’? We did.
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At one time, you could be forgiven for thinking of homelessness as mainly about men living rough and drinking. By the 1980s the definition of homelessness was clearly more complex. It seems just about anyone is at risk, including in Toronto in 2016, pregnant women.
Homeless and pregnant in Toronto: one woman tells her story. About 120 homeless women give birth in Toronto every year. The challenge is how to help them
If a given nation’s welfare system took on some of the characteristics of its surveillance system, what would that be like?
Pregnant, on Medicaid and being watched
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