Jones, Stephanie

Jones, Stephanie

Stephanie Jones

1 June 2015Feature

An excerpt from a ground-breaking book on class oppression in the US

Pregnant woman at a public Women
Infants and Children clinic, Virginia, USA.
photo: Ken Hammond (USDA)

I know what they say about poor girls.

Tryin’ to get pregnant to keep a boy around.

Havin’ babies to get a welfare cheque.

Trappin’ men by tellin’ ’em they’re on the pill when they’re not.

I don’t even recognize what people say about poor girls though.

Trying to get pregnant?

All my life I’ve been with girls…