Opinion: Rejecting the Notion of a ‘Feminist’ Jail for Harlem

August 5, 2022
City Limits

...As officials across the country move to criminalize people for accessing abortion, reproductive and gender-affirming care, Gov. Kathy Hochul and Mayor Eric Adams have attempted to position themselves as strong gender and reproductive justice advocates, promising commitments to bodily autonomy and deeming NYC a “safe harbor.”

While such statements seem encouraging, the actual policy decisions Hochul and Adams have made fly in the face of the feminist and progressive rhetoric they have adopted. In reality, their polices have supported the expansion of surveillance, policing and criminalization, creating unlivable conditions for gender-oppressed people while shrinking the life-affirming services New Yorkers need. ...

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August 21, 2022