the principal at my school made an announcement yesterday that the girls need to start covering up and then i found this in the hallway
cheia:Safe abortions have always been available to the rich, Dan. You simply want to deny them to the poor, and if you succeed, poor woman will be forced to get them anyway. They’ll be forced into the alleys with hangers, plungers and vacuum cleaners, risking death or mutilation. But you’d like that, wouldn’t you, Dan? You sadistic, elitist, sexist, racist, anti-humanist pig!
Saturday Night Live 3x18
This aired in 1978. Thirty-five years later, it’s still a fucking ~debate.
Someone needs to tell Harrison to stop wishing so hard for a white Christmas in July. They’re not sending the message they think they’re sending.
Jason Rapert insults his hosts and American women -
Â (Cher and Whoopi Goldberg, genocidal murderers by Senator Rapert’s definition) Senator Jason Rapert (R-Faulkner County) has been the guest of the State of Israel this week, writing on Twitter abo…
Ooh, the magical Pac-Man argument. It sort of looks like a cross-section of broken pipeline.
Jason Collins Is Not the First Out Gay Pro Athlete -
thepoliticalfreakshow:There have been a number of out, professional women athletes before him.
Although his coming out in Sports Illustrated is big news, NBA star Jason Collins is not the “first openly gay athlete in professional North American team sports,” as some have claimed. Claiming as much implies that either women’s sports don’t matter as much (or don’t exist at all), or that coming out is somehow less of a big deal for professional athletes who happen to be women. Here are just a few of them:
- Retired WNBA star Sheryl Swoopes, who came out in 2005 when she played for the Houston Comets. (She later married a man.)
- Brittney Griner of the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury.
- Chamique Holdsclaw, former WNBA player most recently with the San Antonio Silver Stars.
- Megan Rapinoe, member of the US Women’s National Team, now playing soccer professionally in France.
- Lori Lindsey, USWNT member in the 2012 Olympics who currently plays for the Washington Spirit in the National Women’s Soccer League.
There have also been a number of out stars in individual sports—including Billie Jean King and Martina Navratilova in tennis and Orlando Cruz, a professional boxer.
There have also been other male professional athletes in team sports who have come out, even if they’re not in the “big four” professional sports—like Andrew Goldstein, the goalie for Major League Lacrosse’s Long Island Lizards.
I was just about to post this link! It’s awesome that Jason Collins publicly came out, but he’s not the first pro athlete to do it.
That legislative session has left me drained. Thank you for each time that you contacted your legislator or reposted a news item that helped inform other Arkansans. We will need to form this network again in the 2014 election year. If you’re looking for an internship, it seems like there are some campaigns and non-profit organizations that have been energized by the recent session. The political market is hot for change, and it starts with you.
I have been changed by this session. I have attended meetings, protests, and volunteer events. I have met legislators and candidates. I have talked to my friends and colleagues, and eventually we all hit the same level of outrage. I have clarified legislative positions for misinformed or confused family members. We should care about tort reform, school funding, capital gains taxes, deregulation, environmental easing, economic development, and women’s health issues. We should know who is pushing these changes and why, and raise a red flag when these issues will negatively impact people in poverty and other sensitive or exploited populations.
I guess what I am saying is that although this session was horrible, this session could have been much worse. Never forget. Energize for the 2014 elections.
Senator Pryor voted to block gun reform. Text “DEMAND” to 877-877 to let him know how you feel.
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I’m watching a documentary on Current TV about Harrison, Arkansas being the headquarters of the KKK. As much as it is intriguing, it makes me want to throw up knowing people still have this mindset, the fact that they’re literally 3 hours away from me, and the fact that people actually follow them and their views. 😷
*Forever scarred by spending every spring break of high school staying in Harrison at a shitty motel and playing in a tournament.