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Q&A with Molly Molloy: The Story of the Juarez Femicides is a ‘Myth’

Q&A with Molly Molloy: The Story of the Juarez Femicides is a ‘Myth’

By Christopher Hooks Texas Observer For years, a specter hung over Ciudad Juárez. In the 1990s, the largest city on the Texas-Mexico border became infamous for its gruesome “femicides” — the murders of hundreds of women. The murders, held to be predominantly mysterious and sexual in nature, grew in the public’s imagination. Juárez developed an

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The current state of Latinas point to a mixed future

By Mareshah Jackson Center for American Progress Latinas are a growing and influential constituency in the United States. The Latina share of the female population in the United States will increase from 16.4 percent today to 25.7 percent in 2050. Latinas are making significant strides in education, participation, health, and other areas, but there is

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Guest Voz: Pregnancy Discrimination — Far From a Thing of the Past

By Amy Tannenbaum National Women’s Law Center Today is Halloween and I’m likely dressed up as Rosie the Riveter – but more importantly, it’s the 35th anniversary of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA). The PDA amended Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include a prohibition on employment discrimination due to pregnancy,

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Purple ribbons deserve equal ‘pinning’ in the month of October

LatinaLista — Though pink may be the dominant ribbon color this month to honor breast cancer awareness, there’s another color that deserves equal ‘pinning’ – purple. Purple stands for domestic violence awareness month. In 2012, a report from the Mary Kay Foundation found domestic violence cases to be on the rise, attributable to the sluggish

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Video: Chicago-area Latina writers use their voices to ‘rebel’ against being marginalized

LatinaLista — On August 12, 2013, Rebeldes: A Proyecto Latina Anthology was released. Featuring the voices of different Latinas, the anthology is the only book being published in Chicago focusing on the writings and artwork of 26 Latinas. It is meant to be less of a work of literature and more of giving Latinas a

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