Archive for March, 2014

Mar 31, 2014

NAPAWF Chicago leader Joy Messinger on #CancelColbert

#CancelColbert is about more than a joke By Joy Messinger, March 31,2014, The Daily Dot In comedy, there’s often a fine line between it comes to humor. Timing, language, the identities of the comedian—these can make a perfect joke or signify a terrible threat. So how did last night’s Twitter discussion about The Colbert Show’s […]

Mar 28, 2014

NAPAWF on the Front Page of Think Progress!

The article quotes our Executive Director Miriam Yeung. South Dakota’s Ugly New Law Based On Racial Stereotypes About Asian Immigrants By Tara Culp-Ressler This week, South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard (R) approved an unnecessary abortion restriction that reinforces racial stereotypes about the Asian American community. House Bill 1162 bans abortions based on a fetus’ sex, […]

Mar 27, 2014

SD Governor signs bill that discriminates against Asian women

For Immediate Release March 27, 2014 Contact: Andrea Hagelgans, 212.255.2575 SD Governor signs bill that discriminates against Asian women Hypocritical bill creates mistrust between doctors and women NEW YORK —South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard has signed an anti-abortion bill that relies on racial stereotypes against the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. Just recently, South Dakota […]

Mar 27, 2014

NAPAWF in Colorlines — South Dakota Anti-Abortion Law

South Dakota Uses Asian Stereotypes to Pass Anti-Abortion Law By Julianne Hing “Our community has made it clear we don’t support these misleading, stigmatizing bans that hurt us and only serve to exacerbate the health disparities we already face,” NAPAWF executive director Miriam Yeung said in a statement. “If these legislators truly cared about AAPI […]

Mar 19, 2014

NAPAWF in the Daily Beast

Arizona’s Odious Abortion Law BY MIRIAM YEUNG , OSCAR TILLMAN Passed in 2011, Arizona’s law purportedly banning abortions based on sex or race in fact encourages doctors to racially profile women. It’s time the courts overturn it. In 2011, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed HB 2443—a law that stigmatizes and discriminates against Black and Asian American & Pacific […]