My middle school orchestra teacher has this hanging in her room. It’s fantastic.
This is what it sounds like. REALLY good song.
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Homeless mother who sent six-year-old son to better school in the wrong town jailed for five years
A mother who pleaded guilty to fraudulently enrolling her six-year-old son in the wrong school district has been sentenced to five years in prison.
Tonya McDowell sent her son to an elementary school in Norwalk, Connecticut, instead of her home city of Bridgeport.
The 34-year-old, who was homeless when she was charged with felony larceny last year, said she wanted the best education possible for the boy.
are you fucking kidding me
Thats the most disgraceful thing I’ve read so far this year. Jailed for five years for trying to give her child a better start in life? She should be given a medal, not jail time.
Had to confirm that this one was actually true, because, well, jeeze. Yep. Totally true.
I’m just kind of surprised that the politicians in Mississippi would take such a controversial move at this time. Surely this will anger a lot of their voters.
To my followers from Mississippi, you have my deepest sympathies. :-\
(via feminist-space)Source: skepticalavenger
NBC and Law & Order:SVU: We request that you re-consider casting convicted rapist, Mike Tyson on Law & Order:SVU
On Tuesday, January 15th, the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law will publish our study, “Arrests of and Forced Interventions on Pregnant Women* in the United States, 1973-2005: Implications for Women’s* Legal Status and Public Health.” This study makes clear that post-Roe anti-choice and “pro-life” measures are being used to do more than limit access to abortion; they are providing the basis for arresting people, locking them up, and forcing them to submit to medical interventions, including surgery. The cases documented in our study through 2005, as well as more recent cases, make clear that 40 years after Roe v. Wade was decided, far more is at stake than abortion or reproductive rights. Pregnant people face attacks on virtually every right associated with constitutional personhood, including the very basic right to physical liberty.
Our study identified 413 criminal and civil cases involving the arrests, detentions, and equivalent deprivations of pregnant people’s physical liberty that occurred between 1973 (when Roe v. Wade was decided) and 2005. Because many cases are not reported publicly, we know that this is a substantial under count. Furthermore, new data collection indicates that at least 250 such interventions have taken place since 2005.
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Its like you are laughing and you are horrified and you dont know what the fuck is coming but you know by god that white ppl are going to bring out the apocalypse again. And you fucking WISH that you could send them to another planet so that the only ppl they would destroy this time is themselves.
Seriously, people, stop talking about Hitler and banning guns. And please, just never ever bring MLK Jr. up ever again, gun people.
(via feminist-space)Source: catbushandludicrous
This is rape culture in action. He was afraid he’d try to have an affair with her so he fired her instead of getting his shit together. And the court (all male) cosigned him blaming her for being in her body & not taking any responsibility for his actions. His wife & his pastor were on board with this shit too. Amazing.
Apparently being ‘Too hot’ can now get you fired
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