5 comments on “Misogynist Lawmaking is not “The New Jane Crow”

    • Yeah.

      I can’t help but think every time I see a white feminist use this phrase, “This is why womanists don’t trust us.”


      • So silly. Time after time we’ve watched the fragmentation of organizations have detrimental effects — religion, political parties etc. — yet we insist on continuing it within our own movements. Time to unite !

  1. I think it’s worth noting that the woman who really has brought this phrase to prominence, Lynn Paltrow of the National Advocates for Pregnant Women, has been very specifically outspoken about how state laws affecting abortion and pregnant women have been disproportionately used against women of color, hence why she began to use the term Jane Crow.

    Not saying everyone else is as specific in their usage, but that seems to be the origin of it, and it was specifically referencing the racial issues inherent in these laws.

    • See, THAT makes perfect frickin’ sense.

      Unfortunately, I don’t think the white feminists who are borrowing the term in our neighborhood actually understand Paltrow’s point well enough to use it properly. To them I think it’s just a catchy play on words. But then, that is sort of how appropriation works, isn’t it?

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