Category Archives: sexism

The 6-Year-Old Heard on Border Facility Audiotape Is Still Separated From Her Mother, Who Must Parent From 1,000 Miles Away — ProPublica

Jimena Madrid riveted people around the world when her voice was captured on an audiotape after she was separated from her mother inside a Border Patrol detention facility. Three weeks later, reunification remains uncertain. “She says over and over, ‘Mommy, I want to be with you.’”

Source: The 6-Year-Old Heard on Border Facility Audiotape Is Still Separated From Her Mother, Who Must Parent From 1,000 Miles Away — ProPublica

Opinion | Why We Are Leaving the G.O.P. – The New York Times

We don’t have the space to outline President Trump’s transgressions, but it is important to understand that his rise is an inevitable result of the hostility to women within the Republican culture. Women’s reproductive freedom has shifted with the wind: Remember that Ronald Reagan once supported abortion rights, as did George H. W. Bush, Mitt Romney and Mr. Trump himself. We can no longer support a Republican Party that is shutting down low-cost health care clinics offering cancer screenings, basic health services and much-needed family planning services. It has become a party that wants to punish pregnant women by limiting their economic choices, that wants to reduce access to sex education programs that prevent unintended pregnancy and disease. It is no wonder that women are voting with their feet.

Immigrant Mom Loses Effort to Regain Son Given to US Parents – ABC News Child theft with US Judge’s help! Inhumane and child theft!

In a controversial case that involved the rights of illegal immigrants and their young children, a Guatemalan mother lost her effort today to get back the five-year old son who was taken away from her after her arrest on immigration charges and put up for adoption in Missouri despite her objections. A Missouri judge ruled the boy should stay with the Missouri couple, Melinda and Seth Moser, who took him into their home five years ago while his mother was in federal custody, where she attempted in vain to oppose the adoption proceedings.

Source: Immigrant Mom Loses Effort to Regain Son Given to US Parents – ABC News

Doxxing, assault, death threats: the new dangers facing US journalists covering extremism | World news | The Guardian

As violent street protests between the far right and anti-fascists become standard fare, rightwingers see the press as a threat – and aren’t shy to act on it

Source: Doxxing, assault, death threats: the new dangers facing US journalists covering extremism | World news | The Guardian

Inoreader – ‘Back to the dark ages’: US rules out domestic violence for asylum claims

US Attorney-General Jeff Sessions rules that domestic and gang violence cannot be considered grounds for asylum, in a ruling that will affect large numbers of Central Americans and could undermine claims of women suffering from sex trafficking.

Source: Inoreader – ‘Back to the dark ages’: US rules out domestic violence for asylum claims

They Spoke Spanish in a Montana Store. Then a Border Agent Asked for Their IDs. – The New York Times – If they had Canadian accents and speaking English, what would he have done?

Shocked by the encounter, Ms. Suda retrieved her cellphone from her car, hit record and confronted the agent as he was relaying their information over a radio inside his sport utility vehicle. They had been racially profiled, Ms. Suda told the agent. “It had nothing to do with that,” the officer, who identified himself as Agent O’Neal, responded in the cellphone video. “It’s the fact that it has to do with you guys speaking Spanish in the store in a state where it’s predominantly English-speaking.”

Opinion | When Misogynists Become Terrorists – The New York Times

Despite a great deal of evidence that connects the dots between these mass killers and radical misogynist groups, we still largely refer to the attackers as “lone wolves” — a mistake that ignores the preventable way these men’s fear and anger are deliberately cultivated and fed online.

Here’s the term we should all use instead: misogynist terrorism. Until we grapple with the disdain for women that drives these mass murderers, and the way that the killers are increasingly radicalized on the internet, there will be no stopping future tragedies.

Over the past decade, anti-women communities on the internet — ranging from “men’s rights” forums and incels to “pickup artists” — have grown exponentially. While these movements differ in small ways, what they have in common is an organized hatred of women; the animus is so pronounced that the hate-watch group Southern Poverty Law Centertracks their actions.