bleed to death along in the maternity ward. I will be thinking about her, Sarenna Ali, and countless other women whose deaths could have been prevented. As much as people in the United States are debating Kony 2012 and birth control, I can only hope that similar attention will be directed to the pressing issue of infant mortality and maternal death throughout the world.
David J. Leonard is Associate Professor in the Department of Critical Culture, Gender and Race Studies at Washington State University, Pullman. He is author of After Artest: Race and the War on Hoop (SUNY Press, spring 2012).