Radical Care

– from this fantastic essay about the sickness that has come to her, and stayed, by Johanna Hedva (Sick Woman Theory): Sick Woman Theory is an insistence that most modes of political protest are internalized, lived, embodied, suffering, and no doubt invisible. Sick Woman Theory redefines existence in a body as something that is primarily… Read More Radical Care

Another review of The Age of Dignity in In These Times

My favorite bit: We need to think bigger. Poo envisions a network she calls the “Care Grid,” a metaphor drawn from transformative infrastructure projects like the interstate highway system. The grid would unite “public, private and non-profit resources” to build “a comprehensive coordinated system in which elders can age with dignity and their caregivers, both… Read More Another review of The Age of Dignity in In These Times

Fair Labor Standards Finally Extended to US Home Care Workers

75 years after the passage of the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Department of Labor extended minimum wage and overtime to America’s nearly 2 million home care workers. A huge victory for low-wage workers and women (90% of the workforce)!! Kudos to Ai-jen Poo for her big-hearted leadership. The new protections go into effect January 1, 2015,… Read More Fair Labor Standards Finally Extended to US Home Care Workers