Protesters asked for Reverend Sekou’s release and they got it.
Then, in a sudden and very strange turn of events, the police just…left.
Monday, September 29th
There’s no such thing as “too low” for the Ferguson police department.
Tuesday, September 30th
✰ SOMETHING ABOUT US ✰ - a mix for queerplatonic relationships | LISTEN
01. i am not a robot - marina & the diamonds // 02. i got a boy - girls generation // 03. worship you - vampire weekend // 04. year of silence - crystal castles // 05. save me from what i want - st. vincent // 06. better things - passion pit // 07. seven - fever ray // 08. quiet - lights // 09. something about us - daft punk // 10. getaway car - grouplove // 11. lofticries - purity ring // 12. the mother we share - chvrches // 13. alleyways - the neighbourhood
How our brain networks
Neuroscientists have systematically identified the white matter “scaffold” of the human brain, the critical communications network thatsupports brain function.
Their work, published Feb. 11 in the open-source journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, has major implications for understanding brain injury and disease. By detailing the connections that have the greatest influence over all other connections, the researchers offer not only a landmark first map of core white matter pathways, but also show which connections may be most vulnerable to damage.
an open letter to all the peeps who hate candy corn this halloween:
give it to me. give it. hand it the fuck over. i will eat it. i will eat every last goddamn piece. candy corn is fucking delicious
In California, prison doctors have sterilized at least 148 women, mainly Mexicans, from 2006 to 2010. Why? They don’t want to have to provide welfare funding for any children they may have in the future and to eliminate ‘defectives’ from the gene pool.
The sterilization procedures cost California taxpayers $147,460 between 1997 and 2010. The doctors at the prison argue it is money well-spent.
Dr. James Heinrich, an OB-GYN at Valley State Prison for Women, said, “Over a 10-year period, that isn’t a huge amount of money compared to what you save in welfare paying for these unwanted children – as they procreated more.”
In 1909, California passed the country’s third sterilization law, authorizing reproductive surgeries of patients committed to state institutions for the “feebleminded” and “insane” that were deemed suffering from a “mental disease which may have been inherited and is likely to be transmitted to descendants.” Based on this eugenic logic, 20,000 patients in more than ten institutions were sterilized in California from 1909 to 1979. Worried about charges of “cruel and unusual punishment,” legislators attached significant provisions to sterilization in state prisons. Despite these restrictions, about 600 men received vasectomies at San Quentin in the 1930s when the superintendent flaunted the law.
Moreover, there was a discernible racial bias in the state’s sterilization and eugenics programs. Preliminary research on a subset of 15,000 sterilization orders in institutions (conducted by Stern and Natalie Lira) suggests that Spanish-surnamed patients, predominantly of Mexican origin, were sterilized at rates ranging from 20 to 30 percent from 1922 to 1952, far surpassing their proportion of the general population.
In her recent book, Miroslava Chávez-García shows, through exhaustively researched stories of youth of color who were institutionalized in state reformatories, and sometimes subsequently sterilized, how eugenic racism harmed California’s youngest generation in patterns all too reminiscent of detention and incarceration today.
California was the most zealous sterilizer, carrying out one-third of the approximately 60,000 operations performed in the 32 states that passed eugenic sterilization laws from 1907 to 1937.
Although such procedures may seem harsh, they are not illegal. The Supreme Court ruled in 1927 that women can be forcibly sterilized in jail in Buck vs Bell. Writing for the majority, Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. said, “Three generations of imbeciles are enough.”
my mother and I are literally white girl stereotypes
we went to trader joe’s and bought every kind of pumpkin flavored thing they had
except for actual pumpkins
Why didn’t you buy actual pumpkins? They would look cute on your door step. IT IS OCTOBER, ZOE, GET YOUR HEAD IN THE GAME!
mom doesn’t want to buy them too early in the month so they don’t end up rotting by halloween :d
Halloween falls right in the middle of asexual awareness week.
So, like, I’m not saying asexuals are super awesome skeleton warriors, but let’s look at the facts here…
I’m really weird about things meant to “humanize” sex workers like “yeah, she’s a stripper, but she’s also a med student with a 4.0 GPA so don’t judge her” like, okay, so, and there’s someone in that same club who dropped out of high school and is a teenage mom, does that mean she’s lesser?
12:59 AM September 30th
1:00 am October 1st