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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 360–382.
Published: 01 October 2020
...Marie Cruz Soto Abstract This article delves into the history of medical institutions, birthing practices, and reproductive rights in Vieques. The exploration exposes contradictions at the heart of Puerto Rico’s colonial modernity. Around the middle of the twentieth century, Puerto Ricans were...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 308–325.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Sara C. Flowers Abstract Historically, Black women have contributed to the foundations of medical research, gynecology, sexuality education, and sexual and reproductive justice, and continue to do so today. However, the intersections of race- and gender-based oppression have repeatedly erased or...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 87–111.
Published: 01 December 2020
... medical neglect, sexual abuse, lack of reproductive control, loss of parental rights, and the devastating effects of isolation, that manifest in particular ways in women’s prisons. Advocates who are challenging conditions inside increasingly are connecting with activists across the globe and organizing...
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Published: 01 April 2019
Figure 18. Letter from Margaret Sanger to Florence Rose, in which she expresses frustration with “the medical way” of distributing birth control, February 10, 1940. Florence Rose Papers, SSC. (See Supplement 6 [2 pp.] .) Figure 18. Letter from Margaret Sanger to Florence Rose, in which she More
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Published: 01 April 2019
Figure 15. Letter from Margaret Sanger to Dr. Clarence J. Gamble, a longtime proponent and funder of efforts to make low-cost birth control available to poor women, white and black, in which she spells out her arguments for an educational rather than a medical approach among blacks, December 10 More
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 94–151.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Figure 18. Letter from Margaret Sanger to Florence Rose, in which she expresses frustration with “the medical way” of distributing birth control, February 10, 1940. Florence Rose Papers, SSC. (See Supplement 6 [2 pp.] .) Figure 18. Letter from Margaret Sanger to Florence Rose, in which she...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 215–218.
Published: 01 November 2018
... decade later by the newly formed Black Students’ Alliance when they named the college’s first cultural center in her honor in 1973 (Cole 2005 ). After completing medical school in the United States, Dr. Mwangi had returned to Kenya, where she was the first woman doctor in East Africa, a lifelong public...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 16–24.
Published: 01 September 2018
... Dajabón province in early 2014: a young dark-skinned girl was discovered in some underbrush, raped and murdered. The medical examiner who recovered the body and oversaw the burial proceeded with no investigation regarding the victim’s identity because she wasn’t carrying any identification and was simply...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (2): 482–507.
Published: 01 October 2019
...—not only in English and French, but also in their native Arabic—were low, and they would be arriving to Canada with significant, unaddressed medical and dental needs (IRCC 2016 ). But centering women, and mothers in particular, required that we think differently about these challenges. As low-income...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 250–270.
Published: 01 October 2020
..., how do we explain black women’s legal victories against whites who defrauded them? In the post–Civil War era, black southerners could not count on white male judges to recognize their full humanity by protecting their right to the vote, a quality education, safe housing, medical care, or their right...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 209–236.
Published: 01 April 2020
... able to take my daughter to her medical appointments. Without my license, I will not be able to drive to work. I will run the risk that at any moment, immigration agents will arrive at my job to look for me. Or that at any moment, immigration agents will knock on the door of my house. If the...
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 206–226.
Published: 01 April 2019
... former neighbor, Zara, one of eight sisters, wrote her often, filling pages with the lovely ordinariness of everyday life. Zara had just begun medical school at the University of Dhaka in January 1971, but neither the young women nor their families knew that universities had been targeted by the West...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 155–165.
Published: 01 December 2020
... you gotta be careful with that strain, Milton, working them hours. Cuz then, if you have a problem and need medical treatment. . . . ” She says these last words without ever removing her gaze from Milton’s, but the words are intended for Delta Pride alone: “You know, they might need to think about if...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 133–149.
Published: 01 September 2018
... consummating his second marriage to her; the resistive mother in “Payment” who deals out hefty slaps to a charlatan when he demands payment for his ineffectual medical treatment of her son; the outspoken “cloth wife” in “The Torn Veil” who stands up to her husband when he offers to buy her off in order to...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 279–295.
Published: 01 November 2018
... society: “The hustle that we Black African sex workers would face on the road or on the street is different to what my fellow white sister who is a sex worker faces in an escort house where she is given a medical aid and everything else that she needs. And where she has a madam who understands that she...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 401–426.
Published: 01 October 2020
... scenarios, doomsday economic projections, weather predictions, medical reports on AIDS, and life-expectancy forecasts, all of which predict decades of immiserization.” Eshun warns that Afrofuturist work that posits Africa as dystopia, or even work that seeks to avoid this by uncritically positioning it as a...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 255–278.
Published: 01 December 2020
... executive in medical sales at Xerox to managing her career and, likewise, her mother’s solid example as a Black female entrepreneur. And although this privilege, this recognition that for her there is “no pressure, because” her parents “are going to be successful regardless of what they do” (Toure 2004...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 340–362.
Published: 01 December 2020
... sex as a form of discrimination, and it would criminalize medical practitioners who performed such abortions (SisterSong 2010b ). This legislation was accompanied by large billboards that proclaimed that “black children are an endangered species,” tapping into long-standing fears of genocide among...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 484–507.
Published: 01 December 2020
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Meridians (2019) 18 (1): 17–40.
Published: 01 April 2019
... enrolled her daughter at a school for widows and orphans. Despite receiving much-needed medical treatment, García’s father died in 1904. Misfortune struck again in 1905, when her mother died of typhus. Amid these tragic circumstances, the orphaned García focused her energies on school, and while still...