I didn’t see this here, so I don’t know if you all watched this before but I’ll post it just in case. Sasheer Zamata recently did a video for some website where was giving out some advice to young girls on sex, race, dealing with sexual harassment (mainly dealing with catcalling) and relationships. It’s really good, you all should check it out.
Smart Girl Alert!
Today is the anniversary of the 1964 Nurse Training Act — There was a severe shortage of nurses in the early 1960s, and the Act created new training and financial aid opportunities for nursing students.
To commemorate the anniversary, the LBJ Presidential Library is offering free admission all month for nurses and nursing students.
She only wants him moved off campus. I’d have him moved to a pen full of ovesexed, sociopathic, homosexual, male body builders.
Columbia student will carry her mattress until her rapist exits school
September 2, 2014
While most students at Columbia University will spend the first day of classes carrying backpacks and books, Emma Sulkowicz will start her semester on Tuesday with a far heavier burden. The senior plans on carrying an extra-long, twin-size mattress across the quad and through each New York City building – to every class, every day – until the man she says raped her moves off campus.
“I was raped in my own bed,” Sulkowicz told me the other day, as she was gearing up to head back to school in this, the year American colleges are finally, supposedly, ready to do something about sexual assault. “I could have taken my pillow, but I want people to see how it weighs down a person to be ignored by the school administration and harassed by police.”
Sulkowicz is one of three women who made complaints to Columbia against the same fellow senior, who was found “not responsible” in all three cases. She also filed a police report, but Sulkowicz was treated abysmally – by the cops, and by a Columbia disciplinary panel so uneducated about the scourge of campus violence that one panelist asked how it was possible to be anally raped without lubrication.
So Sulkowicz joined a federal complaint in April over Columbia’s mishandling of sexual misconduct cases, and she will will hoist that mattress on her shoulders as part savvy activism, part performance art. “The administration can end the piece, by expelling him,” she says, “or he can, by leaving campus.”
As painful as I know the constant reminder of attending school with her rapist must be, I’m glad she won’t be the only one forced to remember. I hope the rapist drops out immediately…or better yet, I hope he faces the justice he deserves.
Smart Girls, do you Know Your IX?
"Dad was, is and always will be one of the kindest, most generous, gentlest souls I’ve ever known, and while there are few things I know for certain right now, one of them is that not just my world, but the entire world is forever a little darker, less colorful and less full of laughter in his absence. We’ll just have to work twice as hard to fill it back up again." - Zelda Williams
He has a good point. I think the cartoon refers to this story, an example of the everyday ignorance and Islamophobia that characterizes Fox ‘News’ ..
I still find it incredible (without credibility) that ANYone actually has the patience or ignorance to watch and believe Fox. More than that, I find it sad. But it’s the logical end result of the growing lack of education in this nation.
The House panel that mandated the office-supply freeze denied that it was politically motivated, citing “budgetary concerns.” “It’s time President Obama learned a tough lesson,” House Speaker John Boehner told reporters. “Being President does not entitle you to a spending spree at Staples.”
Read more: http://nyr.kr/1jZvseS
Photograph by Pete Souza/The White House.
Damn Right!! Get tough Boner!! Er, Boehner.
"Stop pretending the US is an uninvolved, helpless party in the Israeli assault on Gaza. The Obama administration’s unstinting financial, military and diplomatic support for Israel is a key enabling force in the conflict." .. (from this article)
It’s disingenuous to say that it’s the Obama administration only. This has been US policy for decades. We are the tough big brother protecting our bully little brother and refusing to insist the little brother have an morals whatsoever. It’s not just Obama … it us US!
Joshua Rothman reads “Animal Madness,” a new book about mental illness in animals: http://nyr.kr/1A5Ym1H
“Animals living in captivity—even pets—are more often pushed to the edge of sanity, frequently by factors wholly outside of their control. Constant visibility, social isolation, and…
Way too many people have no idea what a dog actually is. The folks down the street who have two beautiful golden retrievers … dogs that have never been allowed to run free, live on a strict diet, wear muzzle leashes, smell like perfume, and they won’t even allow me to pet them when they go out for their six-block walk once a day. The dogs are on antidepressants because they are neurotic and the owners (one of whom is a physician) have no idea what’s wrong and that all of their dogs have had these problems.