Popular Culture and Cruel Work #28

                   After and for Jamie Berrout


The word “disposable” keeps coming up.
The “disposable female bodies” of
Women in Juarez. The “disposable
Domestics” & low-wage workers that First
World structural adjustment policies
Imposed on the Third World helped to create.
Or I’ll read a description that all but
Uses the word. The (Black) girls involved in
Sex work whose schools are “throwing them away.”
The “women (trans, disabled, Black & brown
Sex workers) [seen] as marked for destruction
...society sees...as natural, even
Necessary.” I haven’t stopped trying
With feminism—or, at least, women.