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chescaleigh:

  • No indictments against officers in special grand jury
  • Walmart surveillance video of actual shooting released at news conference
  • Crawford case is county’s third police-involved fatal shooting in five years
  • There were no indictments in previous two cases

This is bullshit. 

willyouremindher:

annekewrites:

thisisthinprivilege:

webmuskie:

youneedacat:

1. Because she’s fat, and they’re afraid to operate on fat people. (Well, they’d be fine doing much more invasive weight-loss surgery on her, but the less invasive and much more straightforward hysterectomy, they’re scared of. That tells you everything.)

2. They spent a long time eyeing her…

I do think it would be a good idea to let Fletcher Allen, and its oncology department, know that people know about this crap.

The hospital has a contact form at https://www.fletcherallen.org/about/contact_us/


 But if you prefer other ways, here are the critical cut-and-pastes:

Customer Service: (802) 847-0000 or (800) 358-1144 (toll-free)

and

To speak to someone about your experience at Fletcher Allen: contact Patient and Family Advocacy at (802) 847-3500. Or you may use our online contact forms to share a compliment or share a concern.

  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Medical Center Campus
  • Main Pavilion, Level 4
  • 111 Colchester Avenue
    Burlington, VT, 05401
  • Phone: 802-847-5110
  • Fax: 802-847-0496

This. This is what we’re dealing with. They’ll do the damaging and sometimes life-threatening weight loss surgery, but not the life-saving hysterectomy.

And before any trolls start moaning about how surgery on fat people is SO HARD and SO DANGEROUS: it’s difficult because surgeons don’t practice it in medical school and then refuse to do it when they graduate, so they don’t know how to do it well and they don’t develop good techniques for doing it; and it’s only “dangerous” because there aren’t good guidelines for anesthesia for fat people, because, again, doctors aren’t developing them.

This is massive fatphobia and (if you look at the original post) ableism. They are literally saying that this woman’s life is not worth saving because she is fat and disabled. FATPHOBIA AND ABLEISM KILL PEOPLE. 

Yes, yes they do.  And if surgery on fat people is SO DANGEROUS, then WLS shouldn’t even be possible.

Not to mention the obvious: they’ve known since the 1900s how to remove a uterus (and connected parts) through the vagina. So if the anesthesia isn’t the issue, just the surgical procedure, prop this woman up in the stirrups and GO ALREADY JFC.

of-shoes-of-ships-of-sealing-wax:

stitch-n-time:

ron-swansong:

medievalpoc:

Over 700 Jefferson County High School students are staging walkouts and protests over proposed changes to the Advanced Placement History curriculum. According to Colorado Public Radio:

Last week, a school board member proposed that advanced placement history classes be required to promote free enterprise and patriotism and be required to avoid classroom materials that encourage social strife or civil disobedience. Two high schools in Jefferson County closed Friday after dozens of teachers called in sick in protest.

According the online petition to be delivered to the School District:

Jeffco Public School Board has just proposed a change of curriculum stating that, “Materials should not encourage or condone civil disorder, social strife or disregard of the law. Instructional materials should present positive aspects of the United States and its heritage.”

This means that important parts of our history such as the Civil Rights Movement, Native American genocide, and slavery will not be taught in public schools. If these important lessons are not taught, children will not learn from them, and what will stop them from happening again? This is a severe form of censorship intended to keep the youth ignorant and easy to manipulate. I’m hoping to get enough signatures to prove that this is a public issue, so, please, if this is important to you, please sign. Do not let our youth grow up in ignorance; we all deserve the truth!

You can sign the petition here.

You can read more articles at The Denver Post, CBS Denver (with video), and Colorado Public Radio.

Thanks to theseacaptainsdaughter for dropping a link in my inbox.

this is some fucked up dystopian shit. discouraging teaching civil disobedience? I FUCKING WONDER WHY.

cricketbug - I know you’ve been all over facebook with this. Care to chime in?

Apart from this being sinister as shit, I was wondering something. How the HELL are you gonna teach U.S history without talking about civil disobedience?? You literally have a war for independence at the founding of this nation, and the last I remember wars for independence are pretty up there on the civil disobedience scale.

I mean I guess you could always outright lie so I guess that was the plan here?

lareinaana:

arienreign:

Why isn’t anyone talking about this?
http://www.dailydot.com/news/darrien-hunt-shot-by-police-while-cosplaying/

Watch non black cosplayers and lovers of cosplay stay silent on this.

bvsedjesus:

Bullies Douse Ohio Boy With Bodily Fluids, Cigarettes for Ice Bucket Challenge

An Ohio autistic teenager thought he was taking the ALS ice bucket challenge, but instead of water, a group of juveniles doused the 15-year-old boy with a mix of bodily fluids and cigarette butts, family members said Wednesday.

The incident, which was recorded on the boy’s cell phone, was released to KTLA sister station WJW-TV. The teen’s family chose to share the video in an effort to make other parents aware of bullying, the Cleveland Fox affiliate reported.

In the clip, the shirtless teen is standing in front of a garage when from above comes a bucketful of liquid, which according to the boy’s family, contained feces, urine, spit and cigarette butts.

“Once we found out about it, we were just horrified,” the boy’s mother told Fox 8. “I want these kids held accountable for what they did to him, and that they targeted somebody who just didn’t really understand what was going on.”

A police investigation is underway and criminal charges could be filed, according to Bay Village Police Department Det. Kevin Krolkosky.

“Obviously, if possible, we do want to hold those individuals accountable for their actions,” Krolkosky said.

The teen’s mother and father hoped the release of the video will inspire other parents to talk about bullying with their own children.

“The bucket challenge is supposed to be raising awareness for this disease and now they’ve turned it into a sick joke,” the victim’s mom said. “I just can’t understand why kids would do something this cruel.”

SOURCE

I wanna beat the life out of these kids Im so pissed off by this.

Hey y’all, there’s a petition y’all can sign to get those motherfuckers prosecuted for their bullshit.

baskingsunflower:

thefrozenrose:

aspergersissues:

ultrafacts:

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This is sickening.

I went to a school like this when I was in grade six. My inhalers were locked up in the office, and I was having an attack. My memories are a bit foggy (I couldn’t breathe after all) but I recall my twin sister and somebody else wheeling me all the way to the office in a computer chair. Thankfully I was lucky and got my meds in time; I ended up off school for a week and a half recovering.

This shit is scary. Rescue inhalers should be on the person of the child who NEEDS them, and if they are too young then they should be with the caregiver. There is absolutely no excuse to keep RESCUE MEDICATIONS locked up away from the people who need them FAST.

how is this not illegal???

blastortoise:

white people: mike brown robbed that store!

Lawyer: no he didn’t

Store owners: nope

Eye witnesses: nah

white people:

white people: MIKE BROWN ROBBED THAT STORE

A white person can walk into Walmart with a pistol and call it their right to bear arms but god forbid a person of colour picks up a toy

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waltdisneyconfessions:

When people have “Up” themed engagement sessions and weddings it bugs me, I kind of get that they are being romantic, but as an Ellie, I don’t think I would wish infertility onto anybody, no matter how romantic the notion that love can endure it all.

What the actual fuck, having an Up themed wedding means they value the love they shared not that they want to be infertile! Marriage is about LOVE for fuck’s sake! While children are common in marriages, they are not a requirement and you need to rethink your marriage priorities if you seriously think an Up-themed wedding is romanticising infertility.

angell-with-a-shotgun:

A 16-year-old transgender girl in Connecticut has been incarcerated in an adult men’s prison for nearly a month — and she still hasn’t been charged or convicted of a single crime.

"Jane Doe"was living in a home for traumatized youth when authorities claim she attacked a staffer. But no criminal charges are even pending against her.

Instead, the teen has suffered in SOLITARY CONFINEMENT for weeks without treatment or educational training  — and instead of letting her go, the Department of Correction wants to send her to a men’s prison where she’ll be at high risk of abuse and sexual assault!

Please, join us in calling on Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy to release “Jane Doe” from prison and return her to state custody, placing her in a juvenile facility with kids of her gender if the state still plans to press charges!

PETITION TO GOV. MALLOY: Release “Jane Doe” from prison and return her to state custody, placing her in a juvenile facility with kids of her gender if the state still plans to press charges

SIGN THIS NOW

gaywrites:

At Twin Cities Pride in Minnesota last month, an Evangelical group called Trinity Works deliberately pretended to be part of the festivities in order to trick people into being harassed about Jesus. 

The group set up a corn feed along the parade route where they invited Pridegoers in for food, drink and talking. That’s when they started interrogating people about Jesus and their LGBT identity. Some reports have said that the Trinity Works volunteers intentionally dressed similarly to Pride volunteers, created flyers imitating official Pride materials and even posed as medics in order to talk to people.

At the end of the whole, they proudly posted pictures and statistics on Facebook about how many people they prayed for and how many had “surrendered to Jesus.” They promised to return next year.

Trinity Works held a corn feed at 11th Street and Hennepin Avenue along the Pride parade route. According to OutFront, the support team had to counsel dozens who mistakenly thought it was part of Pride activities. “Pride-goers who went in, assuming it was LGBTQ-friendly, were surrounded by Trinity works people who said they would burn in hell because of their sexual orientation,” OutFront’s Monica Meyer said in a statement. “Our support team counseled more than a dozen people who unknowingly went in and left the corn feed shaken, crying and traumatized.”

The link above is to a piece I wrote about this for another blog, Friendly Atheist. I’m gonna repeat here what I said there: THIS is why LGBT people struggle to trust Christian allies. Because nobody who went into that booth is going to remember the pro-LGBT Christians who attended Twin Cities Pride; they’re going to remember the ones who terrorized them. I’m so sorry for those who had to go through this, especially those with Christian leanings who will forever feel a little less safe. 

gaywrites:

Two trans women in West Virginia say they faced discrimination at two different DMVs in the state, and their stories echo others that have recently appeared in the news.

Trudy Kitzmiller, a 52-year-old trans woman, went to the DMV recently to update her license after obtaining all the proper paperwork reflecting her correct gender. She says that DMV workers harassed her, called her “it,” and refused to take a new photograph of her unless she took off her wig, makeup and jewelry.

In January, Kristen Skinner had a similar experience at another West Virginia DMV. She brought along all the correct documents but was also called “it” and told she couldn’t be photographed as she appears daily because “men can’t wear makeup in photos.”

“This is who I am — a transgender woman — and I have overcome many obstacles to become my true self,” Kitzmiller said in a statement released by the New York-based Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund. “DMV staff not only denied me the right to appear in my license photo as myself, they used dehumanizing language to address me. The experience was humiliating and wrong. I am asking the DMV to allow me to retake my license photo as I regularly appear and to treat transgender people fairly moving forward. I want to move on with my life and participate fully in society with an ID that accurately reflects who I am.” …

“It has taken me a long time to become the woman that I am today, and it has not been easy,” Skinner said in the same TLDEF statement.  ”The DMV treated me horribly. I was simply trying to update my driver’s license to reflect who I truly am as a transgender woman. Instead I was told to alter how I normally appear so that I would look like a man and was called ‘it’ in the process. The DMV should right this wrong by allowing me to take my photo as I regularly appear. No one deserves to be subjected to the discrimination I faced at the DMV.”

People can be so awful. Nobody should have to endure this. 

ppaction:

The Supreme Court just issued a ruling that will take birth control out of the hands of women who need it. Their decision gives employers the power to deny women the new birth control benefits of the Affordable Care Act — allowing bosses to force their personal beliefs on employees.

This isn’t over. We’re not going to let a handful of extreme bosses and politicians turn back the clock — we’re moving forward, not backward, and we’re not done fighting for women’s access to birth control.

coketalk:

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