Saturday Link Love: Opioids, Reversed Gaze, and Social Insurance

Saturday Link Love is a feature where I collect and post links to various articles I’ve come upon over the past week. Feel free to share any interesting articles you’ve come along as well! The more the merrier.

Children of the Opioid Epidemic Are Flooding Foster Homes. America Is Turning a Blind Eye. on Mother Jones—“The scourge of addiction to painkillers, heroin, and fentanyl sweeping the country has produced a flood of bewildered children who, having lost their parents to drug use or overdose, are now living with foster families or relatives.”

These three pictures make a powerful statement about race and power among women, on Mic—“It can be difficult to understand how important representation is — until we are faced with a reversed gaze.”

The Conservative Myth of a Social Safety Net Built on Charity, on The Atlantic—“But this conservative vision of social insurance is wrong. … It completely misses why the old system collapsed and why a new one was put in its place.”

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About Libby Anne

Libby Anne grew up in a large evangelical homeschool family highly involved in the Christian Right. College turned her world upside down, and she is today an atheist, a feminist, and a progressive. She blogs about leaving religion, her experience with the Christian Patriarchy and Quiverfull movements, the detrimental effects of the "purity culture," the contradictions of conservative politics, and the importance of feminism.