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Stories from Indian and American women and their partners

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American women of a certain age, myself included, will remember this commercial that played in the late ’70s and early ’80s. The message was that a woman could work until 5, read the kid’s bedtime stories, cook dinner and still satisfy her man because she was a “24-hour woman”.

Of course, we now know that is an impossible ideal, but as a young woman coming of age during that time, I believed it to a certain extent. Advertisements like this one told us that if a woman wanted to enter the workforce, then she still did not relinquish…


Denying children food is just one symptom of a malevolent movement

school lunch in a styrofoam tray including a fried chicken sandwich, french fries, and green beans
“there’s nothing quite like school lunch…” by bookgrl is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

It is 4:00 p.m., and you have lost your wallet and have no access to money. You have been looking for it for hours to no avail. You are very hungry because you skipped breakfast and now have no way to buy food. One friend offers to give you $10 to get some food, but before she can give it to you, another co-worker steps in and says, “You can’t give that to him, he will just get used to a handout.” You would be appalled, right?

Unfortunately, a version of this attitude is showing up right now with government…


Vigilante justice has no place in medical care

photo courtesy of the author from the Women’s March on Washington 2017

Vigilante justice has no place in medical care

Back in 2016, when Donald Trump was elected President, women across the country felt a chill go down their collective spines. We knew that the election of a misogynistic grifter would spell the end of abortion rights. At the time, we were told we were “histrionic” or “overwrought”, but we knew.

What does State Bill 8 do?

With the complicity of Mitch McConnell, Trump was handed three Supreme Court picks. And with his pledge to the Evangelicals, Trump followed through in appointing justices who he believed would overturn Roe v. Wade. …


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In the early 2010s, a wave of news stories described an unthinkable horror to many hundreds of thousands of untested sexual assault kits sitting on shelves while the alleged perpetrators of those assaults walked free. Sexual assault kits had either been destroyed by police departments, ruined by inappropriate storage, or were just languishing on shelves in police evidence rooms.

It was enraging. The hubris of police and prosecutors ignoring the pain of hundreds of thousands of people who had taken the difficult step of having a sexual assault kit collected was hard to digest.

As a result of that reporting…


The only thing dividing Americans is how to pay for it

“Washington DC — Capitol Hill: United States Capitol” by wallyg is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

When I think about Ray Roseberry, the North Carolina man who brought Washington, DC to a halt last week with his bomb threat, I wonder what could drive a person to do such a thing. Of course, there is no excuse for threatening to blow up the streets of Washington, DC, but what would make someone even want to try? Roseberry told us a lot about why he was upset, most of which was a replay of MAGA talking points. But there was one topic that he mentioned that surprised me and that was healthcare. …


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