petition to make young adult authors stop writing about girls whose lives change when they meet a boy
When she saw him time slowed to a stop. He was so perfect and she knew her life would never be the same because she had finally found him. The one. The first boy she would ever kill.
August 20, 2014
The good people of Oakland have managed to keep the Israeli liner Piraeus from docking for over 4 days! Workers with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) in the Bay Area have refused to unload a cargo vessel belonging to Israel’s largest shipping company that has been attempting to reach the Port of Oakland.
Thousands of San Francisco-area Palestinian solidarity activists have been protesting at the port, obstructing the Israeli ship from docking, and demanding that its cargo not enter the US.
"Yo as a FYI to any Toronto trans. Planned Parenthood is now offering hormones, and you don’t need a referral to get in touch with them either. It’s a very new program (the website isn’t even up yet) but looking at the forms they provided my sibling they’re really on the up and up and it looks to…
Yup, PPT is increasingly doing some great work around trans health care. They run a Gender Journey’s type group for the early and mid-teens being seen at Sick Kids (for hormone blockers). 1 caveat, PPT only serves people up to age 26, so the primary care only applies to youth.
Racialised trans women looking for care in Toronto should definitely check out Women’s Health In Women’s Hand. I’ve heard very good feedback from those who have gone. They will see women regardless of (residency/refugee) status.
1st Nations folks should check out Dr Yoella Teplitsky at Anishnawbe Health Toronto.
U of T students should check out Dr Sarah Warden at the Health and Wellness centre.
Queen West site (part of CTCHC) will see trans folks who live outside its catchment area and they are known for their work with underhoused folks and are outspoken advocates for harm reduction. You must mention that you’re trans when you call otherwise they will site their catchment area as a limitation.
Trans folks in London can see Dr Bodkin at London Intercommunity Health Centre. I know there’s another game in town but Bodkin is the one with the safety of your health at heart, she will do blood work and monitor you, plus as a family physician she can take care of your entire primary health not just the hormone piece.
Folks in Timmins can get trans affirming health care from Dr Miron. ( Il est francophone ! ) He will see folks in Sudbury and North Bay via OTN (think Skype, but secure enough to transmit medical data) if you can work out how to get one in your town. Hospitals, Local Health Integration Network offices, CAMH (that’s no a typo with CAMH), NOSM, and Community Health Centres should have one for you to use. I know there’s a doc in Sudbury but she has an extensive wait list.
Dr Ray Balec in Thunder Bay is getting good reviews from his trans clients. (So does NorWest CHC but I’m not clear if they’re taking new clients.)
In Chatham-Kent I’d check out Dr Paterno Serezo.
In Windsor I’d go to the Windsor FHT, they have Gender Journeys, as well as docs experienced in providing trans primary care.
-by 1965 over 34% of Puerto Rican mothers between the ages of 20-49 had been sterilized-
don’t forget that
that angry feminist stereotype is 100% accurate. we have every right to be angry. tbh, if you call yourself a feminist and YOURE NOT angry, you probably need to do some more research into why feminism exists in the first place
Fun fact! Michael Kimmel once…
If you’re reading this, chances are very high that your home has at least one — and maybe more! — magic appliance that produces clean water suitable for drinking. That’s one reason to avoid paying for bottled water.
Another reason? There’s a good chance the water you’re buying at the supermarket was bottled in California, a state currently enduring a severe drought.
(Images via MotherJones)
EVERYONE PLEASE AT LEAST TAKE A QUICK SECOND TO LOOK AT THIS
BECAUSE IT IS EFFECTING THE EXACT AREA I LIVE IN
Lots of people believe bottled water is safer and cleaner than tap water, when in reality there’s no evidence proving such a thing.
Penn & Teller’s Bullshit!: Bottled Water segment, gives a very good and thorough summary of the bottled water culture https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHx6BX3HZJc
You want better water? Buy a Zero filter. SRSLY. Stop buying bottled if possible. You need water with you? Get reusable acrylic or glass water bottles (wrapped in a silicon sleeve) and fill it up from your filter pitcher. SAVE MONEY, SAVE MY STATE
This is all incredibly important, some cities have as little as 60 -120 days left. Try using a refillable water container, and if you’re a California resident, make sure to report water waste in public spaces.
Ironically a lot of this is because bodies of water on the East Coast have been decimated by pollution as a result of poor industry regulation. California’s more rigorous environmental regulations have made it an ideal place for bottled water companies. This water is then packaged and sent to polluted areas, especially Rural Appalachia, where bottled water is the only safe water to use.
hate it when girls wear leggings as pants. all girls should only wear beekeeper suits at all times just for safety’s sake
What They Won’t Show You on CNN Tonight: Ferguson residents line a parade of roses down W. Florissant leading to where Mike Brown was taken from this world. #staywoke #powerful #insolidarity
"Waste of good ammo. It’s my privilege to buy you a replacement box."
"All self-respecting whites have a moral responsibility to support our growing number of martyrs to the failed experiment called diversity."
"I thank all Police, you are the ‘Thin Blue Line’ protecting normal Americans from aggressive and entitled primitive savages. America is surely at the tipping point."
Just a few quotes (in case it’s hard to read) from that collection of donation messages for Darren Wilson.
Does anyone else want to say it’s not about race?
"I wouldve donated double this amount but you missed his accomplice" I swear to fucking god…
In response to the GoFundMe Campaign for Darren Wilson, people are asking GoFundMe to close the account due to the fact that it incites hate and obviously violates their terms and conditions
The donors and the comments attached to the campaign are sick and simply racist. They asking for the “Killing of N*****s”, “purging the savages” and to support a “fellow White” individual that has the right to murder Black people.
Pass this around. Report the Darren Wilson page as for the violation
I will add their contact info as soon as I find it.