October 20, 2014
theblvckpvnther:

"If revolution is tied to dependence on the inscrutabilities of "long-range politics," it cannot be relevant to the person who expects to die tomorrow."| George L. Jackson

theblvckpvnther:

"If revolution is tied to dependence on the inscrutabilities of "long-range politics," it cannot be relevant to the person who expects to die tomorrow."

| George L. Jackson

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October 20, 2014
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A recent study from Duke University’s School of Medicine found that the available HPV vaccines, Gardasil and Cervarix, don’t prevent the HPV infections common in black women. Gardasil and Cervarix protect against HPV 16, HPV 18, HPV 6 and HPV 11 — strains that are notorious for causing cervical cancers. The only problem? HPV 16 and 18 occur more in white women than black women, who tend to show HPV subtypes 33, 35, 58, and 68. So while white women might also not be protected from all strains by the HPV vaccine, they are certainly in a much safer position than black women.

“HPV 16 and 18 occur less frequently in African-Americans than in whites,” Dr. Cathrine Hoyo, associate professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Duke University School of Medicine, told Health Day. Duke’s study looked at 600 abnormal pap smears and found that almost 86 percent of the women examined had detectable HPV. Yet, as Hoyo explained, “African-Americans had half the HPV 16 and 18 frequency as whites did.”

As Bustle reported last summer, this disparity may be the reason that African-American women are 20 percent more likely to be diagnosed with cervical cancer…It’s upsetting that Gardasil leaves many black women without adequate protection against HPV and cervical cancer. Conflating the healthcare needs of white women with those of black women keeps us from accessing adequate treatment in multiple areas, and this is especially troubling when it comes to HPV. Had there been funding for a vaccine specifically designed for my black, female body, a shot that protects my body as well as it does white women, I might very well be HPV-free today.

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What It’s Like to Have HPV: How the Vaccine Failed to Protect Me as a Black Woman, by Evette Dionne (via nitanahkohe)

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October 19, 2014
save-wiyabi-project:

Decolonizing the Anti-Violence Movement and Domestic Violence Awareness Month Reading List.Week 3: Free Marissa, VAWA, and How Anti-Violence Backfires1. #DecolonizeSAAM Week 2: Carcerality and Militarism http://save-wiyabi-project.tumblr.com/post/81986752616/decolonizesaam-week-2-carcerality-and-militarism2. Marissa Alexander and Mass Incarceration Through Domestic Violence Laws https://storify.com/ChiefElk/marissa-alexander-and-mass-incarceration-through-d 3. No Selves To Defend: A Curriculum for Marissa Alexander Teach-In http://www.usprisonculture.com/blog/2013/09/27/no-selves-to-defend-a-curriculum-for-marissa-alexander-teach-in/4. On Marissa Alexander and the Politics of Defenseless Defense http://www.usprisonculture.com/blog/2014/02/11/guest-post-on-marissa-alexander-and-the-politics-of-defenseless-defense/5. Making Connections: Domestic Violence <-> Mass Incarceration http://www.freemarissanow.org/october-action.html6. “The Perfect Victim” A Film About Criminalizing Women Who Fight Back http://www.usprisonculture.com/blog/2013/10/12/the-perfect-victim-a-film-about-criminalizing-women-who-fight-back/7. Summer School: #AbuserDynamics - Free Marissa, IVAWA, and the state https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEkvdN0HJVc8. When anti-violence backfires http://www.salon.com/2012/06/02/when_anti_violence_backfires/9. The Protection Battered Spouses Don’t Need http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/07/opinion/07iyengar.html?_r=0 10. The Cost of Mandatory Arrest: 600 Lives a Year http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/the-cost-of-mandatory-arrest-600-lives-a-year-106884073.html11. Who’s Failing Whom: A Critical Look At Failure-To-Protect Laws http://www.thelizlibrary.org/liz/fugate.pdf12. Failure to Protect Laws: Protecting Children or Punishing Mothers? http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/561281 13. An Evaluation of No-Drop Policies: Two Central Values In Conflict https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/199719.pdf 14. VAWA: A Victory for Women - But Which Women? http://inthesetimes.com/article/14668/vawa_a_victory_for_womenbut_which_women#.UTIkcq99RK0.twitter15. VAWA - A Black Feminist Dissent http://computerblu.tumblr.com/post/38322273971/vawa-a-black-feminist-dissent 16. Gender violence and the prison industrial complex http://www.incite-national.org/page/incite-critical-resistance-statement17. My Exile from the Anti-Rape & the Anti-Domestic Violence Fileds http://www.usprisonculture.com/blog/2012/05/14/my-exile-from-the-anti-rape-the-anti-domestic-violence-fields/   18. Police domestic violence nearly twice average rate http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Police-domestic-violence-nearly-twice-average-rate-2536928.php 19. Letter to the Anti-Rape Movement http://carceralfeminism.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/lettertoantirapemovement.pdf 20. Restraining orders often slowly or rarely served http://khon2.com/2013/05/22/restraining-orders-often-slowly-or-never-served-2/21. Policing Gender http://incite-national.org/page/policing-gender22. Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Black and Native Women http://www.gradientlair.com/post/65348109628/chief-elk-black-native-women-domestic-violence 23. Arrested Justice at the Experimental Station http://save-wiyabi-project.tumblr.com/post/90087837286/arrested-justice-at-the-experimental-station24. Protecting Native Mothers and Their Children: A Feminist Lawyering Approach http://web.wmitchell.edu/law-review/wp-content/uploads/Volume40/documents/3.pdf25. A Victim-Centered Approach To Domestic Violence Against Native Women (Resource Guide For Drafting and Revising Tribal Laws Against DV); http://www.tribal-institute.org/download/DV_Code_Resource_Feb_08.pdfNative Women and State Violence https://www.socialjusticejournal.org/SJEdits/98Edit.htmlWhen Prison Abolition Was A Feminist Concern http://www.usprisonculture.com/blog/2013/05/13/when-prison-abolition-was-a-feminist-concern/26. Feminism and Abolition Lecture with Angela Davis http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0ieCAUWGnM27. Repeal Mandatory Minimums: A Racial Justice & Domestic Violence Issue http://www.freemarissanow.org/repeal-mandatory-minimums.html28. Stop Law Enforcement Violence Toolkit http://incite-national.org/page/stop-law-enforcement-violence-toolkit29. To Stop Gender Violence, Start Changing The Tune http://www.connectnyc.org/docs/To_Stop_Gender_Violence_-_Andrea_Smith.pdf

save-wiyabi-project:

Decolonizing the Anti-Violence Movement and Domestic Violence Awareness Month Reading List.

Week 3: Free Marissa, VAWA, and How Anti-Violence Backfires

1. #DecolonizeSAAM Week 2: Carcerality and Militarism http://save-wiyabi-project.tumblr.com/post/81986752616/decolonizesaam-week-2-carcerality-and-militarism

2. Marissa Alexander and Mass Incarceration Through Domestic Violence Laws https://storify.com/ChiefElk/marissa-alexander-and-mass-incarceration-through-d

3. No Selves To Defend: A Curriculum for Marissa Alexander Teach-In http://www.usprisonculture.com/blog/2013/09/27/no-selves-to-defend-a-curriculum-for-marissa-alexander-teach-in/

4. On Marissa Alexander and the Politics of Defenseless Defense http://www.usprisonculture.com/blog/2014/02/11/guest-post-on-marissa-alexander-and-the-politics-of-defenseless-defense/

5. Making Connections: Domestic Violence <-> Mass Incarceration http://www.freemarissanow.org/october-action.html

6. “The Perfect Victim” A Film About Criminalizing Women Who Fight Back http://www.usprisonculture.com/blog/2013/10/12/the-perfect-victim-a-film-about-criminalizing-women-who-fight-back/

7. Summer School: #AbuserDynamics - Free Marissa, IVAWA, and the state https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEkvdN0HJVc

8. When anti-violence backfires http://www.salon.com/2012/06/02/when_anti_violence_backfires/

9. The Protection Battered Spouses Don’t Need http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/07/opinion/07iyengar.html?_r=0

10. The Cost of Mandatory Arrest: 600 Lives a Year http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/the-cost-of-mandatory-arrest-600-lives-a-year-106884073.html

11. Who’s Failing Whom: A Critical Look At Failure-To-Protect Laws http://www.thelizlibrary.org/liz/fugate.pdf

12. Failure to Protect Laws: Protecting Children or Punishing Mothers? http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/561281

13. An Evaluation of No-Drop Policies: Two Central Values In Conflict https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/199719.pdf

14. VAWA: A Victory for Women - But Which Women? http://inthesetimes.com/article/14668/vawa_a_victory_for_womenbut_which_women#.UTIkcq99RK0.twitter

15. VAWA - A Black Feminist Dissent http://computerblu.tumblr.com/post/38322273971/vawa-a-black-feminist-dissent

16. Gender violence and the prison industrial complex http://www.incite-national.org/page/incite-critical-resistance-statement

17. My Exile from the Anti-Rape & the Anti-Domestic Violence Fileds http://www.usprisonculture.com/blog/2012/05/14/my-exile-from-the-anti-rape-the-anti-domestic-violence-fields/   

18. Police domestic violence nearly twice average rate http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Police-domestic-violence-nearly-twice-average-rate-2536928.php

19. Letter to the Anti-Rape Movement http://carceralfeminism.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/lettertoantirapemovement.pdf

20. Restraining orders often slowly or rarely served http://khon2.com/2013/05/22/restraining-orders-often-slowly-or-never-served-2/

21. Policing Gender http://incite-national.org/page/policing-gender

22. Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Black and Native Women http://www.gradientlair.com/post/65348109628/chief-elk-black-native-women-domestic-violence

23. Arrested Justice at the Experimental Station http://save-wiyabi-project.tumblr.com/post/90087837286/arrested-justice-at-the-experimental-station

24. Protecting Native Mothers and Their Children: A Feminist Lawyering Approach http://web.wmitchell.edu/law-review/wp-content/uploads/Volume40/documents/3.pdf

25. A Victim-Centered Approach To Domestic Violence Against Native Women (Resource Guide For Drafting and Revising Tribal Laws Against DV); http://www.tribal-institute.org/download/DV_Code_Resource_Feb_08.pdf

Native Women and State Violence https://www.socialjusticejournal.org/SJEdits/98Edit.html

When Prison Abolition Was A Feminist Concern http://www.usprisonculture.com/blog/2013/05/13/when-prison-abolition-was-a-feminist-concern/

26. Feminism and Abolition Lecture with Angela Davis http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0ieCAUWGnM

27. Repeal Mandatory Minimums: A Racial Justice & Domestic Violence Issue http://www.freemarissanow.org/repeal-mandatory-minimums.html

28. Stop Law Enforcement Violence Toolkit http://incite-national.org/page/stop-law-enforcement-violence-toolkit

29. To Stop Gender Violence, Start Changing The Tune http://www.connectnyc.org/docs/To_Stop_Gender_Violence_-_Andrea_Smith.pdf


October 19, 2014
houseofkarekare:

bigenderbeatnik:

boo-author:

bitterseafigtree:

thinksquad:

An eighth grade student from Weaverville Elementary School got a detention slip for sharing his school prepared lunch Tuesday.
Kyle Bradford, 13, shared his chicken burrito with a friend who didn’t like the cheese sandwich he was given by the cafeteria.
Bradford didn’t see any problem with sharing his food.
"It seemed like he couldn’t get a normal lunch so I just wanted to give mine to him because I wasn’t really that hungry and it was just going to go in the garbage if I didn’t eat it," said Bradford.
But the Trinity Alps Unified School District has regulations that prohibit students from sharing their meals.
The policies set by the district say that students can have allergies that another student may not be aware of.
Tom Barnett, the Superintendent of the Trinity Alps Unified School District says that hygiene issues also come into play when banning students from sharing meals.
"We have a policy that prohibits students from exchanging meals. Of course if students are concerned about other students not having enough to eat we would definitely want to consider that, but because of safety and liability we cannot allow students to actually exchange meals," said Barnett.
Bradford’s mother Sandy Bradford thinks that her son did the right thing by sharing his lunch. She also believes that it isn’t up to the school to discipline her son for good manners.
“By all means the school can teach them math and the arithmetic and physical education, but when it comes to morals and manners and compassion, I believe it needs to start at home with the parent,” Sandy said.
Bradford says that he would definitely share his lunch again if a friend wanted a portion of his meal.
http://www.krcrtv.com/news/local/student-put-in-detention-for-sharing-school-lunch/28115110

Kids can’t share now? Or trade lunches? What the actual fuck is happening?

I think this article is talking around what the actual issue is.The student who was “given a cheese sandwich” and “couldn’t get a normal lunch?”That’s how schools handle students whose families can’t pay their lunch bills. They’re required to give the kid something, so they get a slice of processed cheese between two pieces of white bread. Cheese sandwich.All those stories about the kids who went through the lines and then had their trays taken away and dumped in the trash in front of them because their account was $5 in the red when they got to the end of the line?Those kids were given cheese sandwiches.This isn’t about allergies. I guarantee you that kids at those tables are swapping food all the time. It’s part of the school cafeteria experience.If the second kid was allergic to the burrito, we’d be reading a different story.It’s because this kid undermined the system that is supposed to punish students for their parents’ “negligence” (poverty).

They’re not even trying with excuses anymore. “Allergies.”

actually this is how the school-to-prison pipeline starts for many students. it starts with small and punitive disciplinary actions that accumulate to suspensions and expulsions. this is how students get pushed out of schools.

houseofkarekare:

bigenderbeatnik:

boo-author:

bitterseafigtree:

thinksquad:

An eighth grade student from Weaverville Elementary School got a detention slip for sharing his school prepared lunch Tuesday.

Kyle Bradford, 13, shared his chicken burrito with a friend who didn’t like the cheese sandwich he was given by the cafeteria.

Bradford didn’t see any problem with sharing his food.

"It seemed like he couldn’t get a normal lunch so I just wanted to give mine to him because I wasn’t really that hungry and it was just going to go in the garbage if I didn’t eat it," said Bradford.

But the Trinity Alps Unified School District has regulations that prohibit students from sharing their meals.

The policies set by the district say that students can have allergies that another student may not be aware of.

Tom Barnett, the Superintendent of the Trinity Alps Unified School District says that hygiene issues also come into play when banning students from sharing meals.

"We have a policy that prohibits students from exchanging meals. Of course if students are concerned about other students not having enough to eat we would definitely want to consider that, but because of safety and liability we cannot allow students to actually exchange meals," said Barnett.

Bradford’s mother Sandy Bradford thinks that her son did the right thing by sharing his lunch. She also believes that it isn’t up to the school to discipline her son for good manners.

“By all means the school can teach them math and the arithmetic and physical education, but when it comes to morals and manners and compassion, I believe it needs to start at home with the parent,” Sandy said.

Bradford says that he would definitely share his lunch again if a friend wanted a portion of his meal.

http://www.krcrtv.com/news/local/student-put-in-detention-for-sharing-school-lunch/28115110

Kids can’t share now? Or trade lunches? What the actual fuck is happening?

I think this article is talking around what the actual issue is.

The student who was “given a cheese sandwich” and “couldn’t get a normal lunch?”

That’s how schools handle students whose families can’t pay their lunch bills. They’re required to give the kid something, so they get a slice of processed cheese between two pieces of white bread. Cheese sandwich.

All those stories about the kids who went through the lines and then had their trays taken away and dumped in the trash in front of them because their account was $5 in the red when they got to the end of the line?

Those kids were given cheese sandwiches.

This isn’t about allergies. I guarantee you that kids at those tables are swapping food all the time. It’s part of the school cafeteria experience.

If the second kid was allergic to the burrito, we’d be reading a different story.

It’s because this kid undermined the system that is supposed to punish students for their parents’ “negligence” (poverty).

They’re not even trying with excuses anymore. “Allergies.”

actually this is how the school-to-prison pipeline starts for many students. it starts with small and punitive disciplinary actions that accumulate to suspensions and expulsions. this is how students get pushed out of schools.

(Source: thinksquad)

October 18, 2014
Helping children through crisis: Tips for parents and caregivers

for those of yall who have field placements at orgs that work with children and parents —- this is a good 101 list. 

October 18, 2014

cakesnifferz:

people get why jack fucked up in nightmare before Christmas but they continue to not understand cultural appropriation

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October 17, 2014

dearnonacepeople:

Some are born great,
some achieve greatness,
And some have greatness given to them through systematic inequality

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October 14, 2014
autostraddle:

Imagining a Better World For Trans Women Survivors Of Domestic Violence

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autostraddle:

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October 14, 2014
autostraddle:

"In Our Own Voices": Making Partner Abuse Resources Work for Queer Survivors

Partner abuse is widely misunderstood and underreported in the queer community. In large part, this…

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autostraddle:

"In Our Own Voices": Making Partner Abuse Resources Work for Queer Survivors

Partner abuse is widely misunderstood and underreported in the queer community. In large part, this…

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October 14, 2014

queerdybbuk:

when people ask an abused woman why she didn’t leave, it’s not really a question; they’re passing a judgement.