To start out my favorite month (because it contains my birthday), I have linky!
The topics are pretty varied today, because I was finding some interesting things all over ye internets.
Let’s start with how the Religious Right is getting their illogical peanut butter all over our secular school chocolate
Pretty much everyone on the planet is gonna get really damn sick at some point, so pre-existing conditions are something that need to NOT affect how we get healthcare
Some historical perspective on the Rightward swing of the GOP and their tax and deficit policies
If you haven’t read about Henrietta Lacks, here is the brief version of how she contributed to science and still does to this day…without her knowledge or consent
Let’s give a big hurrah to some courageous DREAM act activists putting their lives on the line to stand up for undocumented youth
A look into the historical vacuum existing in the minds of people who don’t understand the obstacles of race in the US
Some herstory: women used to maim and kill themselves by douching with Lysol. Seriously.
How poverty, mental health and race intersect, how our social contract fails when it does, and how a sick woman who went to the hospital ended up dead in jail instead of being treated
And more on the Right wing war on sex and anything to do with sex parts and the people attached to them:
In Indianapolis, Catholics yank funding from ex-offender program because they gave condoms to people to keep them from getting sick or procreating when they are attempting to get their lives back together. Because dudes just out of prison are TOTALLY gonna respond to the “abstinence only” thing. Riiiight.
Wisconsin Planned Parenthood clinic bombed over the weekend. This is what the “war on women” looks like, for real.
Missouri thinks your employer, your doctor and your pharmacist should make your healthcare decisions for you… whether you like it or not.
Keep it up, GOP. Your bullshit is making women stand up and fight.
Also, in case you have forgotten, women can vote now.
It’s Monday, so here’s a present to cleanse your brainpan after all of that: