For a long time, I've wondered how easy it is for poor women to get IUDs removed. Long active reversible contraception (LARCs) are strongly recommended for poor women, but they can face the greatest barriers to seeing a doctor, and can be stuck, unable to have the children they want. I was glad to get… Read More
Month: September 2022
The Invisible Infrastructure of Immigration
After Florida governor Ron DeSantis flew migrants to Martha's Vineyard, I wrote about how non-profits cover the gaps of our broken immigration system for Deseret. This is the pattern; the official system is broken, and charitable organizations and activists keep a broken system from being even worse than it is.It’s organizations and individuals who put… Read More
How Do We Value Care Work?
As the cover story for Mere Orthodoxy's third issue, I wrote on how we value care work, and the thin line between humility and degradation. A care worker knows that they are not easily replaceable, and they can't rely on the kinds of labor power that unions use to shut down a factory. Many workers… Read More
A Breast Pump Designed for Your Boss
In "Designing Women," I'm writing at Comment on how the tools intended for women often serve the interests of someone else. I'm very much indebted to Designing Motherhood, which I draw on in the piece. A doctor’s office and tools are more often designed for the convenience of the doctor, not the patient. A breast… Read More