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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samandriel:

ftwin-chester:

Me and my friends when we’re out

This speaks to me on a deep and profound level

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edwardspoonhands:

birdbonewinchester:

Did William Shatner just ask Hank Green to be on his GISHWES team?

He did, and I really don’t know how to feel about it. Like…he’s William Shatner…does he really need /my/ help?

edwardspoonhands:

birdbonewinchester:

Did William Shatner just ask Hank Green to be on his GISHWES team?

He did, and I really don’t know how to feel about it. Like…he’s William Shatner…does he really need /my/ help?

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super-redhead:

Get this amazing SPG animation some more views omg???

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pocketaimee:

A quick sketch for a friend.

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apersnicketylemon:

your-lies-ruin-lives:

escapedosmil:

your-lies-ruin-lives:

impuretale:

seraphknights:

cultureshift:

This is the Memorial to the Missing and contains over 50,000,000 pennies to represent the lives of each American child abandoned to abortion by a society and a culture that has embraced their destruction. We must prevent the need to add to this memorial. Take a stand. Get involved.
 ”How we treat the least of us defines us.”

"should I use this $500k to help struggling parents and pregnant people or should I put it in a glass box"

^^

Just a reminder that the prolife movement likes to spend exorbitant amounts of money protesting abortion, but absolutely nothing to help people who need the help so they can avoid getting one. 

500k plus however much i cost to pay the architect, the engineers, the labor, the fuel, the shipping and everything else. 
We’re looking at about 700k worth of wasted money that the anti-choice movement could have spent on actual sex education to prevent unintended pregnancy and thus, abortion. 

Or 700 thousand on top of the 250,000 spent on the “March for Life”.. And.. whatever those shitstains spend on travel and lodging.. and food. And you could’ve got some scholarships at a daycare to cover daycare for a single working parent. Or TONS of groceries..? Things that would’ve made having another child LESS painful to the kids 61% of them already have? 

They have spent literally millions of dollars this year alone (And we’re not even quite 1/3 of the way through the year either), on protesting abortion… and maybe a thousand on actually helping people. (A few donated diapers, a few bottles filled with spare change… not cutting it).
Their spending though shows their real priorities… and it’s not on the pregnant people or on the born.

apersnicketylemon:

your-lies-ruin-lives:

escapedosmil:

your-lies-ruin-lives:

impuretale:

seraphknights:

cultureshift:

This is the Memorial to the Missing and contains over 50,000,000 pennies to represent the lives of each American child abandoned to abortion by a society and a culture that has embraced their destruction. We must prevent the need to add to this memorial. Take a stand. Get involved.

 ”How we treat the least of us defines us.”

"should I use this $500k to help struggling parents and pregnant people or should I put it in a glass box"

^^

Just a reminder that the prolife movement likes to spend exorbitant amounts of money protesting abortion, but absolutely nothing to help people who need the help so they can avoid getting one. 

500k plus however much i cost to pay the architect, the engineers, the labor, the fuel, the shipping and everything else. 

We’re looking at about 700k worth of wasted money that the anti-choice movement could have spent on actual sex education to prevent unintended pregnancy and thus, abortion. 

Or 700 thousand on top of the 250,000 spent on the “March for Life”.. And.. whatever those shitstains spend on travel and lodging.. and food. And you could’ve got some scholarships at a daycare to cover daycare for a single working parent. Or TONS of groceries..? Things that would’ve made having another child LESS painful to the kids 61% of them already have? 

They have spent literally millions of dollars this year alone (And we’re not even quite 1/3 of the way through the year either), on protesting abortion… and maybe a thousand on actually helping people. (A few donated diapers, a few bottles filled with spare change… not cutting it).

Their spending though shows their real priorities… and it’s not on the pregnant people or on the born.

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lntellectual:

Pirates in Love Nandemonai Dance.

I’ve been looking for this!! * o *  Thank you jessrine!
I love you!!!!

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dr-archeville:

hufflepuffsquee:

dangerous-ladies:

escortcube:

You will address me as Captain or Ma’am by Ryoko-demon

It is so exceptionally hard to pull off that cartoony look, but this chick like… knocked it out of the park. Perfection.

OH MY GOD THIS COSPLAYER 





seriously JUST BROWSE HER GALLERY

Hollywood: “But we can’t make the costumes look like they do in the comic books or cartoons!  It’s too unrealistic!”
Me: “Lies!”
Hollywood: “It won’t look right!”
Me: “LIES!”
Hollywood: “Fans demand realism!”
Me: "YOU SIT ON A THRONE OF LIIIEEESSS!!!!!"

dr-archeville:

hufflepuffsquee:

dangerous-ladies:

escortcube:

You will address me as Captain or Ma’am by Ryoko-demon

It is so exceptionally hard to pull off that cartoony look, but this chick like… knocked it out of the park. Perfection.

OH MY GOD THIS COSPLAYER 

Untouchable by Ryoko-demon

Just follow your heart by Ryoko-demon

Crazy winter by Ryoko-demon

Where are You, Pikachu? by Ryoko-demon

My ferngully by Ryoko-demon

seriously JUST BROWSE HER GALLERY

Hollywood: “But we can’t make the costumes look like they do in the comic books or cartoons!  It’s too unrealistic!”

Me: “Lies!”

Hollywood: “It won’t look right!”

Me: “LIES!”

Hollywood: “Fans demand realism!”

Me: "YOU SIT ON A THRONE OF LIIIEEESSS!!!!!"

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prestoflauto:

this is literally what I do though

prestoflauto:

this is literally what I do though

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zarax:

death-rebirth-senshi:

Why do people sexualize boobs when we could be doing this with them

i cant stop laughing

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❝ I met my wife at a Star Trek convention. She was study abroad from France and spoke little English, and I didn’t know a lick of French. So, for the first few months of our relationship, we communicated by speaking Klingon. ❞

Hear more tales of nerdery in this week’s Pwn Up! (via dorkly)

Okay I’m not even a Star Trek fan but that’s beautiful.

(via tchy)

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mrjakeparker:

World War Centaur. Always thought a fantasy WWII story would be epic. 

mrjakeparker:

World War Centaur. Always thought a fantasy WWII story would be epic. 

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nellasia:

-Hi,I am a Sargent of H Division of Withechapel, and come from the Victorian Times. 

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