But under her tutelage, Democrats are learning that seemingly marginal issues, in this case the rights of immigrant trans sex workers, can be re-fashioned as a mainstream political issue, in this case in the service of criminal justice reform. People are excited about what we stand for. Meanwhile, local criminal justice issues are pressing, none more so than in the case of trans sex workers who, supporters of decriminalisation argue, face arrest in disproportionate numbers and suffering long periods in detention because they are unable to access the system of cash bail bonds. They just laugh at us. Those issues were tragically highlighted two weeks ago when Layleen Polanco, a year-old African-Latina trans woman, was found dead in solitary confinement on Rikers Island. The timing of her death — just as the city gears up to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising — could hardly be a more poignant reminder that some in the LGBT community have yet to benefit from the successes of the gay rights movement.
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Subscriber Account active since. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York has disdainfully reacted to an Economist story that suggested that millennials were having less sex because of female empowerment. The year-old freshman congresswoman tweeted in response to The Economist's video of the article on Sunday evening. The magazine attributed the changes to the accessibility of free porn on smartphones, people prioritizing careers over romance, and increased female empowerment in sexual politics. It tied the final point to changes since women increasingly started speaking up about sexual misconduct after the MeToo movement took Hollywood and politics by storm almost two years ago. Another country notably facing an abstinence problem — which The Economist also discussed — is Japan, which analysts say is a "demographic time bomb. Japan is grappling with an aging population and labor market, while young people are getting married less and having less sex.
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New York congresswoman and notoriously amazing dancer Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 29, is making history as the youngest woman to serve in Congress. She's pretty tight-lipped about her private life, and so her relationship with web developer boyfriend Riley Roberts is low-key. It's so low-key, in fact, that you might not have known they were a couple. Or even that she had a boyfriend ahem, me.
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