One writer who suffered multiple miscarriages explains how stigma discourages Asian-American women from seeking reproductive and mental health care. Read that essay and other stories from BuzzFeed, The Atlantic, Wired, and Oxford American.
"Could I Have Been Jailed for My Miscarriage?" — BuzzFeed Ideas
In an essay for BuzzFeed Ideas, Sharline Chiang recounts having multiple miscarriages in a row. She explains how stigma discourages Asian-American women like Purvi Patel from seeking reproductive and mental health care and how anti-choice laws criminalize their health problems. Read it at BuzzFeed Ideas.
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"The ’90s Asian Sitcom That Shows How Far We Haven’t Come" — BuzzFeed Entertainment
BuzzFeed film critic Alison Willmore revisited ABC's All-American Girl and Fresh Off the Boat. She concluded that not much about the portrayal of Asian Americans on television has changed. Decades later, and network television continues simplifying complex characters and premises into "stories that could be neatly wrapped up in 22 minutes." Read her analysis at BuzzFeed Entertainment.
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"Trash Food" — Oxford American
After being asked to give a presentation on “trash food,” Chris Offutt wrote a piece on the implications behind the term that has been ascribed to all of the food he grew up eating. "It's "an epithet of bigotry that equates human worth with garbage," he writes. Read it at Oxford American .
“Fruit Loops Landscape,” by Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman, from the series Processed Views: Surveying the Industrial Landscape / Via oxfordamerican.org
"Planning for a Future We Can Actually Imagine" — BuzzFeed LGBT
BuzzFeed writer Jessica Probus used to think that the marriage equality movement was a distraction from more important queer issues affecting the LGBT community. That was before she attended an LGBT Wedding Expo in Michigan, where same-sex marriage is still banned. There, she realized that "a public declaration of love, especially queer love, is itself a radical act." Read her story at BuzzFeed News.
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