Davy Jones Has Passed Away →
I know this isn’t social work related but the Monkees where a big part of my childhood memories. I was 7 when Nickelodeon and MTV started airing the show and I quickly developed a huge crush on Davy Jones. When the Monkees reunited in the 80’s Nickelodeon had a contest and the Monkees, as they where in 1987, appeared on the network with the winner. I was devastated by the...
Michigan Welfare Cuts Forcing People Back To Work... →
Via Huffington Post “I was visiting with this family and one of the little boys said he wasn’t going to eat,” said Russell, development director for Forgotten Harvest, a Detroit-based nonprofit that rescues and redistributes fresh food. “He said, ‘Oh, I’m not eating dinner because it’s my brother’s turn tonight. Tomorrow is my night.’” When, as a country, are we going to acknowledge...
5 Reasons You Should Never Agree to a Police... →
harmreduction: Scott Morgan, Associate Director, FlexYourRights.org Whether or not you ever break the law, you should be prepared to protect yourself and your property just in case police become suspicious of you. Let’s take a look at one of the most commonly misunderstood legal situations a citizen can encounter: a police officer asking to search your belongings. Most people automatically give...
Genderal Interest: The Increase in Single Moms Is... →
The answer to the manufactured problem of “illegitimacy” is, says Kimmel, “better access to birth control and abortion.”
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Mother Load: Lazy, Shitty, or Both: What Type of... →
Hey, kids, did you hear? This guy shot up his ungrateful teenage daughter’s laptop, filmed it, and put it on YouTube all because she griped about having to do chores on Facebook and didn’t realize he could see her wall.
Roe V World: 'Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act' Is... →
Via Jezebel Apparently a woman’s right to self determination doesn’t matter as much as protecting the civil liberties of her parents, the guy that got her pregnant, the fetus, and those of everyone else who disagrees with her decision. Oy vey. -Rachel
Contraception: EMILY's List Ad Asks 'Where are the... →
If you have not done so before, you should check out EMILY’s List website. They help elect progressive, pro-choice women though campaign contributions and trainings. They also have a job bank you can submit your resume to if you are interested in working on a campaign or for an elected official.-Rachel
Contraception: In My Day Gals Put Aspirin Between... →
lastfeminist: Via Gawker Ladies, here is an old rich white dude to offer you advise on birth control. He thinks uterus owners should shut the fuck up about the expense of contraception and just shove cheap aspirin up their lady parts.-Last Feminist
I shudder to think what would have happened if the civil rights gains,...– Newark, NJ mayor CORY BOOKER, calling out governor Chris Christie for proposing that marriage equality in the Garden State be decided by referendum vs. legislation, on Jan. 24. Worth re-posting. (via NJ.com)
This Is Our Future, Part 18 →
Via Dlisted This is disturbing. Buzzfeed collated a bunch of comment made on social media sites about Chris Brown’s Grammy performance and basically several women made comments in the vein that they wouldn’t mind if he did beat them. One even said she didn’t understand what Rihanna was complaining about.
Five Things You Probably Don’t Know About Food... →
progressivehumanity: abbyjean: A large and growing share of SNAP households are working households(see chart). In 2010, more than three times as many SNAP households worked as relied solely on welfare benefits for their income. SNAP responded quickly and effectively to the recession. Today’s large SNAP caseloads mostly reflect the extraordinarily deep and prolonged recession and the weak...
What do private troubles have to do with public issues?” We must define private...– Karen Haynes (via wedranktheoceandry)