literally thats all anyone would need to tell me to get me to hate john green
"did you know in one of his books the two main characters make out in the anne frank house"
thats literally making out with someone at a holocaust memorial that’s awful what the fuck
especially in the context of the scene, like they act like they’re Taking It Back For True Love bc no one else appreciates the anne frank house in the right way, i love when white christians reclaim holocaust memorials
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.”
WHAT THE FUCK
Pass this on Tumblr
This is actually pretty important
very important information
i’m not even american, but this might help ppl
I’m not sure where this is from, but these kinds of things vary widely from state to state and even from city to city. Be extremely cautious if you’re interested in having an exam without the police being notified. In my experience in CA, doctors are legally required to report to the police if someone comes in who has been raped. In San Diego, the non-investigative report (where someone can get a forensic exam without triggering an investigation) happens when a survivor calls the local hotline and the hotline contacts the forensic exam facility.
Bottom line: If you want to have an exam without it being reported to police, you’re better off calling your local rape crisis center hotline to find out about local protocols. I would hate for someone to see this, go to a hospital, and then end up having to report to police against their will.
Happy Easter Everyone
— Kiera Cass (via maxonshreaves)
Dear White Girls,
Please do not let white guys make jokes at your expense. While PoC may joke about white people to express frustration about white privilege, white men have no reason to do this to white women. They have no right. Not only is this a co-opt of our venting process, it’s sexism against you. The misogyny we face will not be the same, it will still be misogyny. It’s definitely worth a call out.
a femme of colour that still cares about sexism in all forms
(baby starts to speak its first words)
me: dad ? :-)
baby: die cis scum