21 4 / 2014

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21 4 / 2014

anarcho-queer:

Women Prisoners Sterilized To Cut Welfare Cost In California
In California, prison doctors have sterilized at least 148 women, mainly Mexicans, from 2006 to 2010. Why? They don’t want to have to provide welfare funding for any children they may have in the future and to eliminate ‘defectives’ from the gene pool.
The sterilization procedures cost California taxpayers $147,460 between 1997 and 2010. The doctors at the prison argue it is money well-spent.
Dr. James Heinrich, an OB-GYN at Valley State Prison for Women, said, “Over a 10-year period, that isn’t a huge amount of money compared to what you save in welfare paying for these unwanted children – as they procreated more.”
In 1909, California passed the country’s third sterilization law, authorizing reproductive surgeries of patients committed to state institutions for the “feebleminded” and “insane” that were deemed suffering from a “mental disease which may have been inherited and is likely to be transmitted to descendants.” Based on this eugenic logic, 20,000 patients in more than ten institutions were sterilized in California from 1909 to 1979. Worried about charges of “cruel and unusual punishment,” legislators attached significant provisions to sterilization in state prisons. Despite these restrictions, about 600 men received vasectomies at San Quentin in the 1930s when the superintendent flaunted the law.
Moreover, there was a discernible racial bias in the state’s sterilization and eugenics programs. Preliminary research on a subset of 15,000 sterilization orders in institutions (conducted by Stern and Natalie Lira) suggests that Spanish-surnamed patients, predominantly of Mexican origin, were sterilized at rates ranging from 20 to 30 percent from 1922 to 1952, far surpassing their proportion of the general population.
In her recent book, Miroslava Chávez-García shows, through exhaustively researched stories of youth of color who were institutionalized in state reformatories, and sometimes subsequently sterilized, how eugenic racism harmed California’s youngest generation in patterns all too reminiscent of detention and incarceration today. California was the most zealous sterilizer, carrying out one-third of the approximately 60,000 operations performed in the 32 states that passed eugenic sterilization laws from 1907 to 1937.
Although such procedures may seem harsh, they are not illegal. The Supreme Court ruled in 1927 that women can be forcibly sterilized in jail in Buck vs Bell. Writing for the majority, Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. said, “Three generations of imbeciles are enough.”
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anarcho-queer:

Women Prisoners Sterilized To Cut Welfare Cost In California

In California, prison doctors have sterilized at least 148 women, mainly Mexicans, from 2006 to 2010. Why? They don’t want to have to provide welfare funding for any children they may have in the future and to eliminate ‘defectives’ from the gene pool.

The sterilization procedures cost California taxpayers $147,460 between 1997 and 2010. The doctors at the prison argue it is money well-spent.

Dr. James Heinrich, an OB-GYN at Valley State Prison for Women, said, “Over a 10-year period, that isn’t a huge amount of money compared to what you save in welfare paying for these unwanted children – as they procreated more.

In 1909, California passed the country’s third sterilization law, authorizing reproductive surgeries of patients committed to state institutions for the “feebleminded” and “insane” that were deemed suffering from a “mental disease which may have been inherited and is likely to be transmitted to descendants.” Based on this eugenic logic, 20,000 patients in more than ten institutions were sterilized in California from 1909 to 1979. Worried about charges of “cruel and unusual punishment,” legislators attached significant provisions to sterilization in state prisons. Despite these restrictions, about 600 men received vasectomies at San Quentin in the 1930s when the superintendent flaunted the law.

Moreover, there was a discernible racial bias in the state’s sterilization and eugenics programs. Preliminary research on a subset of 15,000 sterilization orders in institutions (conducted by Stern and Natalie Lira) suggests that Spanish-surnamed patients, predominantly of Mexican origin, were sterilized at rates ranging from 20 to 30 percent from 1922 to 1952, far surpassing their proportion of the general population.

In her recent book, Miroslava Chávez-García shows, through exhaustively researched stories of youth of color who were institutionalized in state reformatories, and sometimes subsequently sterilized, how eugenic racism harmed California’s youngest generation in patterns all too reminiscent of detention and incarceration today.

California was the most zealous sterilizer, carrying out one-third of the approximately 60,000 operations performed in the 32 states that passed eugenic sterilization laws from 1907 to 1937.

Although such procedures may seem harsh, they are not illegal. The Supreme Court ruled in 1927 that women can be forcibly sterilized in jail in Buck vs Bell. Writing for the majority, Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. said, “Three generations of imbeciles are enough.

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19 4 / 2014

elizabitchtaylor:

If the point of the Big Bang Theory was to show that male nerds can be just as sexist as male jocks then well done I guess

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18 4 / 2014

  • 1: hey i like your shoes
  • 2: haha thanks but im straight

18 4 / 2014

shezzablue:

missmindicarriesbaby5:

jesseproch:

emt-monster:

Please reblog if you know anyone who might take party drugs.

I’m not an emt yet, but everytime I see someone do drugs, I just hope they’re smart enough to remember these points.

I really love this, because as someone with anxiety when I did take party drugs way back when I was always scared of going to the hospital because I didnt want to be arrested…..even when I bad tripped and cried in the bathroom for 10 hours because I thought Jeff was trying to murder me. I dont do party drugs anymore, but it still is comforting to me….seriously.

Most EMTS and medics I’ve met are some of the most non-judgmental folks ever. Look, we love helping people and saving lives. That’s what we went to school for. Help us help you, and everyone will fare better for it. 

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18 4 / 2014

girlrobotics:

I just finished updating my Etsy shop after weeks of hard work and decided to celebrate with a giveaway!
How to enter: *You must be following me on Tumblr.*Likes and reblogs count. You can reblog as many times as you want.*Giveaway accounts are disqualified from entry.
What you get:All 100% handmade*Best Buds glow in the dark necklaces*Bitch lighter cover (Letters glow in the dark!)*Huge Smiley face ring*Cigarette earrings*There are extra SURPRISE items not photographed.
Runner up will also get a small surprise.
Giveaway also open on instagram @girlrobotics and entering there will increase your chances of winning.Winner will be chose via a random number generator on tumblr and instagram, then a random number will be chosen to decide which of the two contenders wins. The other use will be considered the runner up.
 Giveaway will close on May 30th.

girlrobotics:

I just finished updating my Etsy shop after weeks of hard work and decided to celebrate with a giveaway!

How to enter:
*You must be following me on Tumblr.
*Likes and reblogs count. You can reblog as many times as you want.
*Giveaway accounts are disqualified from entry.

What you get:
All 100% handmade
*Best Buds glow in the dark necklaces
*Bitch lighter cover (Letters glow in the dark!)
*Huge Smiley face ring
*Cigarette earrings
*There are extra SURPRISE items not photographed.

Runner up will also get a small surprise.

Giveaway also open on instagram @girlrobotics and entering there will increase your chances of winning.

Winner will be chose via a random number generator on tumblr and instagram, then a random number will be chosen to decide which of the two contenders wins. The other use will be considered the runner up.


Giveaway will close on May 30th.

18 4 / 2014

girlrobotics:

I just finished updating my Etsy shop after weeks of hard work and decided to celebrate with a giveaway!
How to enter: *You must be following me on Tumblr.*Likes and reblogs count. You can reblog as many times as you want.*Giveaway accounts are disqualified from entry.
What you get:All 100% handmade*Best Buds glow in the dark necklaces*Bitch lighter cover (Letters glow in the dark!)*Huge Smiley face ring*Cigarette earrings*There are extra SURPRISE items not photographed.
Runner up will also get a small surprise.
Giveaway also open on instagram @girlrobotics and entering there will increase your chances of winning.Winner will be chose via a random number generator on tumblr and instagram, then a random number will be chosen to decide which of the two contenders wins. The other use will be considered the runner up.
 Giveaway will close on May 30th.

girlrobotics:

I just finished updating my Etsy shop after weeks of hard work and decided to celebrate with a giveaway!

How to enter:
*You must be following me on Tumblr.
*Likes and reblogs count. You can reblog as many times as you want.
*Giveaway accounts are disqualified from entry.

What you get:
All 100% handmade
*Best Buds glow in the dark necklaces
*Bitch lighter cover (Letters glow in the dark!)
*Huge Smiley face ring
*Cigarette earrings
*There are extra SURPRISE items not photographed.

Runner up will also get a small surprise.

Giveaway also open on instagram @girlrobotics and entering there will increase your chances of winning.

Winner will be chose via a random number generator on tumblr and instagram, then a random number will be chosen to decide which of the two contenders wins. The other use will be considered the runner up.


Giveaway will close on May 30th.

18 4 / 2014

molebucks:

lovely-dna:

molebucks:

treat me like a college textbook. spend lots of money on me but never touch or look at me

no. treat me like your favorite book. keep me by your side, touch my every page, learn all my twists and turns, remember every word I say, even the ones that make you cry

*4-second-long fart noise*

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17 4 / 2014

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17 4 / 2014

sheep-boy:

"guess we cant have different opinions on tumblr"

nah son. an opinion is like “orange juice is nasty” or “fall out boy is overrated”

"your gender identity is ridiculous and you dont deserve to have it respected" is straight up bullshit and you should be called out on it

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