Colorlines

On Gender

Gendering race and coloring gender--to understand the politics behind both.
A blog by Michelle Chen

Alabama House Passes Four Strict Abortion Bills

Alabama House Passes Four Strict Abortion Bills

by Von Diaz on March 6 2014, 10:30AM

Among the new restrictions is the ‘heartbeat ban,’ which bans abortions after six weeks.

Topics: /NOW, On Gender, War on Women

Recession Pushes Health Care System from Bad to Worse

Recession Pushes Health Care System from Bad to Worse

by Michelle Chen on September 17 2010, 3:14PM

Maybe with another few hundred thousand newly uninsured people next year, Washington will finally figure out that ignoring the pain won’t make it go away.

Topics: Health, On Gender

Raising Taxes on Poor Moms while Giving the Rich a Break

Raising Taxes on Poor Moms while Giving the Rich a Break

by Michelle Chen on September 17 2010, 10:00AM

While much of the media has focused on the debate over extending Bush-era tax cuts for the rich, some other tax relief for the less-than-wealthy hardly gets a second glance.

Topics: Economy, On Gender

How to Keep Immigrant Moms and Babies from Going Hungry

How to Keep Immigrant Moms and Babies from Going Hungry

by Michelle Chen on September 17 2010, 10:00AM

A bright idea: government programs that reach out to immigrant parents, rather than alienating them, can keep kids from going hungry.

Topics: Immigration, On Gender

Poll Shows Americans Accepting LGBT Families

Poll Shows Americans Accepting LGBT Families

by Michelle Chen on September 16 2010, 9:30AM

Evolving public opinion reveals that more Americans count unmarried and LGBT couples in their definition of family.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, On Gender

Asian Long-Term Unemployment Ticks Up in California

Asian Long-Term Unemployment Ticks Up in California

by Michelle Chen on September 15 2010, 9:30AM

In California, Asian Americans may suffer relatively low rates of unemployment, but a surprising number of them tend to stay stuck in that hole for a long time.

Topics: Economy, On Gender

Middle Schools Are Disciplining Kids by Throwing Them Away

Middle Schools Are Disciplining Kids by Throwing Them Away

by Michelle Chen on September 14 2010, 10:35AM

School suspension rates are climbing, particularly among black girls.

Topics: On Gender, Schools & Youth

LGBT Couples Seek Inclusion in Immigration Reform

LGBT Couples Seek Inclusion in Immigration Reform

by Michelle Chen on September 14 2010, 9:30AM

In the fractured patchwork of policies governing same-sex marriage, federal restrictions could overlap painfully for transnational LGBT couples.

Topics: Immigration, On Gender

Park 51 Debate Opens Space for Muslim Women's Voices

Park 51 Debate Opens Space for Muslim Women’s Voices

by Michelle Chen on September 13 2010, 9:30AM

While activists strive to humanize Muslim Americans in an ignorant media world, Muslim women are carving out new spaces for representation.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Media, On Gender

Liberty Trumped Institution in Both DADT and Prop 8 Rulings

Liberty Trumped Institution in Both DADT and Prop 8 Rulings

by Michelle Chen on September 11 2010, 10:23AM

But Congress rather than the courts are the likely final battleground for gay civil rights.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, On Gender

Clock Ticks on Stopping Abortion Ban in Insurance Pools

Clock Ticks on Stopping Abortion Ban in Insurance Pools

by Michelle Chen on September 10 2010, 10:50AM

The administration is poised to impose an unprecedented abortion restriction on some of the sickest uninsured women in the country.

Topics: Obama Abortion Ban, On Gender

Older Workers of Color Slip Into Economic Insecurity

Older Workers of Color Slip Into Economic Insecurity

by Michelle Chen on September 9 2010, 9:27AM

In an increasingly harsh economy, social security after retirement could be all that many seniors have to look forward to.

Topics: Economy, On Gender

On the Way Out, Washington Tramples on Iraqi Women

On the Way Out, Washington Tramples on Iraqi Women

by Michelle Chen on September 8 2010, 10:00AM

Iraqi women are left holding up half the sky in the midst of a ravaged political and economic landscape.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Global Affairs, On Gender

Immigrant Families Face Child Welfare and Deportation

Immigrant Families Face Child Welfare and Deportation

by Michelle Chen on September 8 2010, 9:30AM

Harsher enforcement is tearing families apart.

Topics: Immigration, On Gender, Schools & Youth

Is Obama's

Is Obama’s “Historic” Tribal Justice Reform Enough?

by Michelle Chen on September 8 2010, 9:15AM

A watershed law to improve criminal justice systems in Indian Country could help deal with violence against women, but deeper changes are needed.

Topics: Criminal Justice, On Gender

State Lawmakers Harden the Colorline in Reproductive Health

State Lawmakers Harden the Colorline in Reproductive Health

by Michelle Chen on September 7 2010, 9:30AM

Slowly but steadily, state lawmakers have worked to limit women’s reproductive freedom in the past legislative session.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health, On Gender

Insured or Not, Women and Children's Health Shortchanged

Insured or Not, Women and Children’s Health Shortchanged

by Michelle Chen on September 3 2010, 9:10AM

The escalation of insurance costs is old news by now, but in light of the recession, the pattern doesn’t augur well for a half-baked reform plan.

Topics: Health, On Gender

Wielding 'Gender Card,' Women's Groups Campaign Against 'Political Sexism'

Wielding ‘Gender Card,’ Women’s Groups Campaign Against ‘Political Sexism’

by Michelle Chen on September 2 2010, 4:08PM

Few would doubt that racism and sexism are handled differently in politics and the media, but how, exactly?

Topics: On Gender, Politics

Cancer Screening for Poor Women Threatened in Calif. Budget Battle

Cancer Screening for Poor Women Threatened in Calif. Budget Battle

by Michelle Chen on September 2 2010, 9:30AM

Desperate to balance the budget, California is finding fat to trim in some interesting places… like the local mammogram center.

Topics: Health, On Gender

NY Domestic Workers Celebrate Historic Labor Win

NY Domestic Workers Celebrate Historic Labor Win

by Michelle Chen on September 1 2010, 11:04AM

It’s official: Gov. Paterson signed into law yesterday new rights for New York State’s domestic workers yesterday. Their movement may be a national model for reform.

Topics: Economy, On Gender

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