A New Orleans women’s health organization was destroyed last week by an unknown arsonist, becoming the latest target of attacks on women’s health clinics in the south. The organization, Women With A Vision, was likely singled out because it offers AIDS prevention help, HIV testing, and substance abuse assistance to sex workers, transgender women, poor women, and women of color. The clinic also does community outreach and education on those issues. Because of the fire, the clinic lost a good share of its resources.
Plain and simple- this is an example of domestic terrorism. It’s troubling to me that the mainstream media is unwilling to refer to these types of incidences as such. In fact, hardly any news media outlets even covered the story. Now if the arsonist turns out to be Muslim….this story will be plastered on all news channels as international terrorism….but no one suspects that…so you don’t hear about it. There is a long list of places like this clinic that provide services to low income women that have been bombed or set on fire by right wingers…but those are rarely talked about it main stream media as compared to Muslims who does the same. The right wing are the last people to think that terrorism is homegrown. They are all consumed with Islamic terrorism…that the only people that can actually claim the mantle of terrorism are Islamist.
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