Signal Boosting: Celebrate Cesar Chavez’ birthday with a donation to the United Farmworkers.
Signal Boosting: From Eme:
It’s a place in the US where it’s *known* that girls are being abused daily, and yet no one does anything about it. Apparently: “Hephzibah House is not-for-profit religious facililty that has fallen into the gap [in Indianan law]. No one is supervising the activities at Hephzibah House. None of their staff has yet to be held accountable for the abuse that has been taking place there for over 30 years. …The Governor’s office says they are not responsible to look into this matter because the law *protects* these facilities.”
Here’s the leader of the H House’s thoughts on child-rearing. Warning, WTFery ensues.
Eme sent along a link to a petition, which is included above.
Child with disabilities denied First Communion, a Roman Catholic sacrament that celebrates the participants’ entry into the larger community of Catholics and whose main requirement is being in a state of grace (IE not taking communion with sins on your conscience) — at least that’s what I remember from communion class…
No, I haven’t ever wondered about what Kat von D would look like without her tats. I don’t typically look at women’s bodies and think, “HUH I wonder what she’d look like without her personality or the record of her life written on her skin.”
Emma Donoghue wants an end to mommy surveillance.
Children and working mothers first affected by budget cuts.
Hexy writes a post regarding the (successful) protest against a Sheila Jeffreys workshop at the Melbourbe Feminist Conference entitled “Why prostitution is violence against women,” which included no actual prostitutes or sex workers in its panel. (Together with an anti-trans panel with no trans members to challenge). Extra content here, here, and here.
Poly Sterene passed away earlier this week.
Trans professor denied tenure.
This just in: conservatives believe black people are lazy!
Superman renounces American citizenship!
Students defend ethnic studies.
Was Obama’s father forced out of the US for dating white women?
Maternal mortality rates on the rise in the US.
Homeless woman incarcerated for sending child to school district she’s not an official resident of.
Good lord, a woman got arrested at a town hall meeting for asking a question.