Avital Norman Nathman is a former teacher and lifelong learner turned freelance writer. Her work, which places a feminist lens on a variety of topics, including motherhood, gender, reproductive rights, and maternal health, has been featured in Bitch magazine, The New York Times, Cosmopolitan.com,...
Why Are So Many Pregnant Prisoners Still Being Shackled?
This week, Donald Trump released his proposed budget for 2018 and it left many reeling over the number of cuts to various programs that will disproportionately impact women and families. The Trump administration’s $4.1 trillion spending plan proposes to end the federal deficit over 10 years, but will have to make significant cuts to various programs — from domestic to global ones — in order to achieve that.
Another terrorist attack, another unspeakable tragedy. But despite the fact that it feels too heavy for words, we must speak up loudly about it. This time, the victims were attendees at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England. As of now, reports are stating that 22 people were killed and 59 others were wounded in the bombing that ISIS has claimed (they do like to claim everything as their own).
Like many folks, I’ve been consuming a lot of media lately—from the fictitious but all too real series “Big Little Lies” and “The Handmaid’s Tale” to the real, but seemingly fictitious news coverage of the current administration. And I’ve noticed a shared theme that crosses over from the fictionalized world to the real one: dangerous male fragility. Frankly, I’m over it.