GENDA Passes NYS Assembly, Awaits Action By Senate... →
Currently under New York State law, a person can lose their job, be refused service in a restaurant, kicked out of a public library or evicted from their home simply because of how they express their gender. As a result of this discrimination, more than one-third of transgender New Yorkers have been homeless at one time and 74% of transgender people have been harassed at work.
Assembly Approves Gender Expression... →
Now on to the Senate (which has voted this bill down about 5 times). For those of you who live in NY and wish to ask your state senator to support GENDA the Bill number is S 6349. You can read the bill here: http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/S6349-2011.
101 Secrets to Great Volunteer Recruitment—Part... →
Planned Parenthood is on Tumblr!
plannedparenthood: Planned Parenthood is excited to be launching our new Tumblr that’s all about sexual and reproductive health – bodies, birth control, relationship issues, “is it normal for this to do this?” type things. In the coming weeks and months we’ll be sharing what we know, answering questions, and just… tumblring. We hope you like it! And we hope it helps.
you're barely alive: How do you know if your... →
This reminded me of my foundation yr. After undergrad (I was a history major) I was trying to figure out what career to pursue. I was passionate about social justice and human rights so I wanted a career that allowed me to focus on those issues. What sealed the deal with social work was that wonderfully written preamble to the NASW code of ethics. So later on I was dismayed when I would hear...
Most Dangerous Cities For Women: The Top 10 →
Sneak attack: surprise amendment makes CISPA... →
Great Sites for Social Workers →
deonahooper: This morning I had an opportunity to review a website called, Socialworkhelper.com and must say I was thoroughly impressed with the mission of the site, its depth of content, and commitment to encouraging responsible use of technology within the Social Work profession.
American hospitals turn to bedside, emergency room... →
As a country, when will we decide to stop allowing things like this this to happen. Health care is a right not a privilege.
A Call to the NASW: Mobilize and Prepare the... →
The NASW really needs to step up its game when it comes to organizing their membership. They are not good at getting the profession engaged in community organizing or meeting with legislators. It is sad when you consider the roots of the profession grew out of community work.
The Chief Complaint: Dr. Otis Brawley →
You have to read this article, especially the excerpt from his book. The “chief complaint” on her chart at Grady Memorial Hospital, in Downtown Atlanta, might have set off a wave of nausea in a hospital at a white suburb or almost any place in the civilized world. It reads, “My breast has fallen off. Can you reattach it?”
Missouri 'Don't Say Gay' Bill: GOP Sponsors Wary... →
Republican lawmakers in Missouri are defending their controversial bill to ban the teaching of sexual orientation in schools as a way to prevent students from learning about the “homosexual agenda,” the “heterosexual agenda” and bestiality. The myth of a homosexual agenda rears is ugly head again, but this is the first of herd of a heterosexual agenda. Further more I...
Sarah Steelman, Missouri GOP Senate Candidate,... →
Some Republicans are objecting to it, however, because it extends protections to LGBT individuals who have been victims of domestic violence, allows more battered undocumented immigrants to obtain visas and expands the authority of Native American tribes to prosecute crimes. Really? MAN: Have you heard about the woman’s violence act or something like that is working through the...
Relationships: On Calling Women 'Crazy'(via... →
This may shock you, but a 30-something single man recently had a run-in with a chick who was, like, really crazy, brah. This woman, whom he helpfully nicknames “Crazy D,” because her name starts with a “D” and she is totally crazy, did a number of crazy things.
distinction without difference: why i’m rethinking... →
Color blind racial ideology linked to higher... →
sourcedumal: From the link: “If you subscribe to a color-blind racial ideology, you don’t think that race or racism exists, or that it should exist,” Tynes said. “You are more likely to think that people who talk about race and racism are the ones who perpetuate it. You think that racial problems are just isolated incidents and that people need to get over it and move on. You’re also not very...
Gender: Is There a New Kind of Transgenderism With... →
Now that transgender individuals are just beginning to be accepted into the mainstream—Miss Universe, we’re talking to you, sweetie—a new niche of sexuality has emerged, and to certain generations or political alignments (ahem), it may sound like utter science fiction.
Social Work Education Is A Smorgasbord
I have been doing a lot of research in the last few days on non traditional social work jobs. [[MORE]] Half way through my foundation year I discovered that direct practice was not for me and I know there are other MSWs who feel the same way. I think MSW programs need to start providing more info to students about how to map out their career path and part of that should be letting them know all...
Governor Cuomo Launches Program to Recruit Young... →
NYS Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced the launch of the Empire State Fellow Program and the Student Intern Program. The programs are designed to introduce you professionals to public service. Click the link to learn more.
Take A stand to Protect Women →
Click the link to sign the petition. In what is just the latest in a series of Republican attacks on women, Senate Republicans are trying to eliminate the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). House Republicans already voted against women last month, and now a critical vote will be held in the Senate. Twice before, VAWA was reauthorized with widespread, bipartisan support from both houses of...
Equal Pay Day: AAUW Releases State By State Gender... →
lastfeminist: The other day I posted a link to an article about the worst states to be a women. Now I’m posting a link about the 10 best and 10 worst states for pay equity. It’s 2012 and women, on average, earn 23% less then men. Add to this that Mitt Romney, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, still hasn’t gotten back to us about where he stands on the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.
I need more...
sociolab: sociologicallyimaginative: It’d be awesome if you could like/reblog this post, I’ll follow you. I’m really trying to learn about all of these things, especially about the nature of oppression in any group ever. There’s so much to educate myself on and it’s difficult for me to navigate! Follow!
NonProfit Job Seeker: Sign Up For A Weekly... →
This might be on interest to some of you. They also have info for employers looking to fill positions.
Roe V World: The Ten Scariest Places to Have... →
With states governments from coast to coast working tirelessly to make sure no woman has sex for pleasure without suffering the consequences of blessed, precious motherhood, it may be tempting to believe that if you have a uterus, the entire country has become hostile territory.
Bisexual in a Gay/Straight World →
Excellent article on Huffington Post about many of the false beliefs about bisexuality.
U.S. Teen Birthrates Are Down, But Still High in... →
Overall, teen birthrates remain highest in America’s most religious, politically conservative and blue-collar states. Do you need more evidence that abstinence only programs & promise rings do not work?
Tea Party Speaker Reportedly Tells LGBT... →
lastfeminist: This article also include a picture on a police officer choking a participant of the pro LGBT counter protest.
Megan Amram: Ayn Randers →
meganamram: Dear Ayn, I’m dating a man who I think I love, but I’m afraid he’s having an affair. He comes home late, he acts suspiciously, and he even has red lipstick on his collar. Should I confront him or just hope for the best? - County Af-fair Dear County, Red lipstick? Your husband is a…
Social Work Realities
A couple of years ago I attended a social work alumni/student networking event. [[MORE]] At the time the Dean of Student Affairs for the school of Social Work was attempting to get a career mentoring program off the ground. The idea was that alumni and students would fill out a basic questionnaire about weather or not the were looking to be a mentor or mentee and what career path was of interest...
How Gender Identity May Determine the Right to... →
Nancy A. Humphreys Institute for Political Social... →
UCONN’s Nancy A. Humphreys Institute for Political Social Work runs a yearly campaign school for social workers and social work students. The goal to to encourage more social workers to seek public office or to work for elected officials. The also have a news letter available for download as a PDF.
Nonprofit Jobs: Top 10 Organizations To Work For... →
Job Search for a Macro Social Worker: Job Boards
In conjunction with my last post here are some places to search for jobs.[[MORE]] www.Idealist.org: Idealist is a site for non profit job seekers. You can register and set up email notification for jobs in your area of interest. You can also find articles about non profits and charity work as well as volunteer opportunities and seminars. EMILY’s List www.emilyslist.org: Who is Emily? ...
Job Search for a Macro Social Worker
I decided to write this post after a member of one of the LinkdIn social work groups asked how a social worker can find a macro practice job. As a [[MORE]]soon to be MSW graduate she was beginning her job hunt only to find that the vast number of advertised positions for social workers focused on direct practice. Lets not sugar coat this, it is not essay out there for a macro level social...
George Washington signed the first health... →
How should we define social work? - 6/5/2009 -... →
This ties in to my post about the pros & cons of social works versatility and the issues with how to define what a social worker does. This is regarding social work in the UK but it applies to US social work as well. Social work in the UK has been experiencing a public relations nightmare in the past few years because of a few high profile case of children being murdered by parents who were...
Floating Fast like a Hummingbird: People drive me... →
Well said. chelsj: People drive me crazy. Humanity disgusts me. The general mentality and view on human beings needs to change. It’s time for people to realize that every human being is equal and deserves equal opportunities. I think there is a latent function in society of putting people on levels, and it’s…
Daniel Tosh Starts Disgusting, Awful Movement →
lastfeminist: Yuck. Really people? Come on we are better then this.
Parenting: 'War on Stay At Home Moms' Ignites Rich... →
Yesterday, Democratic operative Hilary Rosen dove headfirst into Category 5 crap tornado when she said that Ann Romney, a career stay-at-home mother, had “never worked a day in her life.” Twitter went to war over it.
Pros & Cons: Social Work & Versatility
One of the things that I love about the social work profession is the versatility of the field. There is so much that can be done with a social work degree. [[MORE]]Gather a bunch of social workers in a room and ask them to talk about their work and job titles and you will get diverse answers. One of the things that can drive me nuts about the social work profession is the versatility of the...
deonahooper: Socialworkhelper.com is a free social network specifically designed for social work, social care, and human service professionals and students. The purpose is to increase collaboration, sharing of ideas, support and globally connection. It’s the best of what you love about Facebook and Twitter without the headaches. It’s also mobile and mac compatible. Network with sw’s while on the...
Trayvon Martin: George Zimmerman to Finally Be... →
MSNBC is reporting that the special prosecutor will be holding a press conference at 6pm A law enforcement source tells the Washington Post that George Zimmerman will soon be charged in the shooting of Trayvon Martin: Florida special prosecutor Angela Corey plans to announce as early as Wednesday afternoon that she is charging neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in the…