More than 700,000 Rohingya fled when the Myanmar security forces launched a targeted campaign of widespread and systematic murder, rape and burning of homes. © Allison Joyce Facebook’s algorithms ‘set to spread hate and violence’ Inflammatory content keeps Facebook users on the platform longer, meaning more targeted advertising can be sold and creating perverse incentive […]Myanmar: Facebook’s business model profits from ‘echo chamber of hatred’ which fuelled Rohingya atrocities– new report
From suggestions to “cover-up” to being asked to move away from restaurants, malls, and other crowded spaces, lactating mothers have long struggled with society’s discomfort about a very natural process!Breastfeeding In Public: Why Is It Such A Big Deal?
On June 24,2022, the Unites States Supreme Court by a majority vote had overturned the ruling on Roe vs. Wade (1973) regarding legalization of abortion. Reactions were fast and furious among pro -choice, pro-abortion and anti-abortion activists. We will be hearing more from them in the coming days and I would not be surprised that […]The Overturning of Roe vs. Wade
By- Mubina C
It has been five months since the formula shortage was addressed in the U.S. Maker of popular baby formulas, Abbott laboratories, closed a manufacturing facility in Sturgis, Michigan, in February 2022 due to contamination problems. This contamination contributed to the death of 2 infants and many sick children. Since then, mothers of newborns have hit the stores desperate to find even a box of formula while holding their crying and starving babies in their arms. In addition, many parents drive 4-6 hours to different states looking for baby milk. One mother drove from Austin to Dallas, searching stores with her baby in the backseat.
While others are lucky to have excessive breast milk, some are not. As a result, mothers give their babies donated breast milk as a last resort. A friend of mine in NJ had her sister, who has a five-month baby of her own, breastfeed her newborn. She said she tried everything from lactating drinks to pumping more. Unfortunately, the newborn refused to take her milk.
However, as formula shipments come in from Europe, there is no solution for parents who have to give their babies specialized formula due to specific health issues. A mother wrote on ‘what to expect’ that her baby, due to severe allergy uses a unique formula that is nowhere to be found in stores, and now her baby is admitted to NICU.
As someone who is going to deliver soon, this situation makes me furious. How could the government be so unprepared for something like this?. Even though the Biden administration has stated that the formula will be in stock by July, nothing is guaranteed. In places where the formula is available, parents buy them in bulks—leaving less for others.
Mothers to be, what are you doing to prepare for the shortage?
If you’ve been keeping up with all of Ms. Marvel’s updates, you pretty sure know that Ms. Marvel sets new milestones when it comes to the representation of our Muslim community on screen. We sat with Ms. Marvel’s Iman Vellani along with the rest of the cast members and directors, and we’re impressed with how…Ms. Marvel’s Iman Vellani: “Culture and Religion Were Never the Main Thing”
I honestly can’t stand all of the articles I read that are like “You’re in your 20’s! Quit your job and open up an ice cream shack in the Bahamas!” or “Don’t worry about getting a job – backpack through Europe and find yourself!” Come on, in my early 20s I lived with my parents […]Travel Realistically In Your 20’s
To my sisters in Africa fighting for even access to education, To the daughters in India forced to marry as a child and have her dreams snatched away, To the mothers in Mexico and Afghanistan facing domestic violence because the government failed to protect you , To the women around the world who face sexual assault, abuse, low pay wage working 10x harder than a male coworker who makes more, not getting inadequate health care. May you overcome the gender discrimination. WE SEE YOUR STRUGGLES AND WILL KEEP FIGHTING FOR YOU!
Warning: includes “adult” language, may offend some! 🙂 ——————————————————————————————————————— ——————————————————————————————————————– ——————————————————————————————————————— —————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————–Thoughtful Thursday: thoughts for women only
An Indian state has shut high schools and colleges for three days after a row over the hijab that has gained international attention after Nobel Prize-winner Malala Yousafzai weighed in. The government of Karnataka state in southern India took the decision after protests by students over Muslim women wearing headscarves in the classroom escalated into […]Protests in India as Karnataka state moves to ban hijabs in schools – BBC News