Missouri Congresswoman under fire for calling women ‘birthing people’

A Missouri Congresswoman is being widely panned after calling women “birthing people,” in a speech at the Capitol Thursday.

Rep. Cori Bush, a Democrat, made the comments while discussing how doctors dismissed her pain during her two pregnancies.

‘”I sit before you today as a single mom, as a nurse, as an activist, congresswoman, and I am committed to doing the absolute most to protect black mothers, to protect black babies, to protect black birthing people, and to save lives,” Bush told Congress.

Bush’s son Zion, now 21, and daughter Angel, now 20, were both born prematurely, she said.

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How the Women’s Prison Association Is Working to Keep Mothers With Their Children

For some mothers, Mother’s Day is a time for celebration; for others, it’s a yearly reminder of milestones missed and opportunities lost to the most unjust of circumstances. Many of the women who have been helped by the Women’s Prison Association (WPA), the nation’s first organization for women impacted by incarceration, have painful memories of spending Mother’s Day and other holidays locked up and away from family. 80% of women in jail are mothers, and most are primary caregivers for their children, but the prison system—built, as it is, upon isolation and family separation—frequently forces women to choose

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As the overall job market stumbles back, women still struggle to recover lost employment

More than a year after the pandemic ravaged the economy, the country now faces how it will heal. The answer, according to several economists, lies in closing the gender disparity that cleaved the country in two. But as the overall job market stumbles its way back, women are still behind in recovering lost employment.

“Between February and April 2020, 4.2 million women dropped out of the labor force, in large part due to an unexpected caregiving burden. Nearly 2 million have not yet returned,” Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Friday at a White House press briefing on the April employment

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Why Black Women Are Often Missing From Conversations About Police Violence

When Lajuana Phillips was shot and killed by a police officer in late 2018, she was a mother of three children, a daughter and a cousin who was described by family as “a hard worker,” according to an online memorial. But Phillip’s death received little media attention. There were a few local stories when she was first identified by police, and others detailing the circumstances that led to her being shot at six times. But that was about it.

Phillips isn’t alone. Crystal Danielle Ragland, who was killed in Huntsville, Alabama; Latasha Nicole Walton of Florida;

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Women strapped woman to toilet set at South Carolina care facility, SLED says

Two Laurens County women were arrested after a woman they were in charge of caring for was left strapped to a toilet for nearly eight hours, according to arrest warrants. Mariquita Antionetta McGowan, 35, and Jasmine Lariane Tomika Carter, 25, were each charged with neglect of a vulnerable adult.The women were arrested Wednesday in connection with the incident that happened at Whitten Center in Clinton, according to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division. (Video above: Morning headlines) The Whitten Center is a residential facility of the South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs, according to its website. Both McGowan … Read More

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Utah woman missing for five months found alive in tent in a canyon | Utah

A Utah woman who disappeared in November was discovered alive in a tent at a campsite, having reportedly subsisted off of grass, moss and water from a nearby river for more than five months.

The 47-year-old woman, who authorities did not identify, was first reported missing after US Forest Service employees preparing for seasonal canyon closures found her car abandoned in a trailhead parking lot about 50 miles (80km) south-east of Salt Lake City on 25 November.

Detectives and search and rescue officials searched the area in the following weeks, but could not locate her.

According to Sgt Spencer Cannon

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