Zoe Greenberg was an investigative fellow with Rewire, where she wrote about women in prison, anti-choice funding, and state courts. She graduated from Yale, where she studied journalism. Previously she worked as a reporter for The Oregonian, in Portland, Oregon. Her work has appeared in Salon, OZY, Poets & Quants, The New Journal, and The Yale Daily News.
“When we’re applying, Yale’s like, ‘Please come here, it’s so diverse, we do all of these things!’ But when we get here, it’s like, ‘OK. You’re on your own,’” Brea Baker, a Black senior and president of Yale’s NAACP chapter, told Rewire in a phone interview. “The Yale that we’re being sold is not the Yale that we live on a daily basis.”
Flint residents have for months implored city officials to act, complaining that the cloudy, foul-smelling water was causing a host of preventable problems, including skin lesions, hair loss, chemical-induced hypertension, and chronic respiratory disorders.
The school’s top victim advocate describes the university’s response to sexual assault as one that favored football players and often resulted in rape survivors withdrawing instead of perpetrators getting expelled.
A letter from Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston's lawyer to CNN threatening to sue if the network broadcasted the documentary film The Hunting Ground is the latest action in a series of high-profile sexual assault cases where both the accusers and the accused are bringing defamation claims.
The sole abortion clinic in Mississippi is about to become an official health provider for insurance companies, including Medicaid, meaning the clinic can soon provide covered contraception to its patients.
Researchers compared incarceration rates for women in each U.S. state with the equivalent rates for women around the world, and ranked women’s incarceration globally, treating each U.S. state as if it were an independent country. The results are striking.
Ohio governor and Republican presidential candidate John Kasich said he aims to create a “new agency that has a clear mandate to promote the core, Judeo-Christian Western values that we and our friends and allies share."
Most people would consider it unusual to pick a corrections facility if they were in the market for a breast exam. But that’s exactly what is suggested by a new website launched last month by 17 of the nation’s most prominent anti-choice groups.
Kim Davis, a Kentucky county clerk who went to jail this month after refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, was presented with the Cost of Discipleship Award at the Values Voter Summit.
As women, the LGBTQ community, and Latinos gain political and consumer power, Coors and its competitors have scrambled to target these groups. But the family behind the company continues to pump millions of dollars into powerful anti-choice, anti-immigrant organizations.
During a five-month review of more than 200 lawsuits, and interviews with lawyers and public health experts, Rewire found that drug treatment for incarcerated women is inconsistent and inadequate—and in some incidents, it is fatal.
Rewire has identified at least a dozen instances of women experiencing miscarriages, stillbirths, and ectopic pregnancies in jails and prisons across the country, in circumstances that show a shocking lack of medical care from the professionals charged with providing it.
In this first part of Rewire's Women, Incarcerated series, we focus on one woman's prison time—which involved a high-risk pregnancy, forced induced labor, and shackling—to illustrate the problems that thousands of women face behind bars.
The report details numerous violations of the state's anti-shackling law, severely limited access to birth control, lack of trauma-informed clinical care, and a routine denial of basic hygiene items like sanitary napkins and toilet paper.
“The IWF has never taken a stance on abortion,” executive director Sabrina Schaeffer wrote in an email to Rewire. Certainly, that is IWF’s public position. But Rewire has found that the IWF’s behind-the-scenes relationship with anti-choice groups contradicts what its spokespeople say.
From a 21-year-old who first saw the need for sex ed when he was the only out gay man at his Catholic school in Louisiana, to the 27-year-old web editor of one of the most popular love and relationship sites in India, these young activists are leading local sexual and reproductive health and rights movements around the world.
Stung by the wave of state court cases consolidating marriage equality across the country, conservative groups in many states are now focusing on judicial elections to ensure the array of laws they’ve passed are upheld when challenged in state courts.
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