Sunday News Round-Up
Renee of Womanist Musings, has a great post, “The Convenience of ‘Super Crip,’” in which she describes how people treat her like she’s helpless and touch her without invitation when she’s out in her scooter. She also has her weekly links round-up, Drop it Like it’s Hot.
Yet another reason why I don’t trust police. Police raided a gay bar in Fort Worth. On the Stonewall anniversary. Somebody left with head injuries, which the cops explain as “fell down, hit head.” They also tried to blame it on those dirty gays and their unwelcome touching (sarcasm, naturally). Dan Savage explains the improbability of the police explanation and vileness of what went down.
Via Cara at the Curvature, allegations from female inmates “accusing the sheriff of covering up such crimes as rape and sexual battery as well as blackmail attempts and death threats committed against them by jailers.”
Via Guerilla Mama Medicine, I read this post at Vegans of Color, “Survival Foods.” It talks in part about women who are vegan who feel during pregnancy that they need meat, the availability of suitable foods, and the like, and notes the money, health and time resources often needed to inform and sustain a vegan diet. If you’re going to wade into the comments, you’re going to need your Self-Righteousness Shield +10 and a high tolerance for people telling pregnant women what they have to do with their bodies.
Via Siobhan, the release of a cultural competency curriculum for emergency responders and a computer-based course on measuring health disparities.
C notes that Sarah Palin resigned, and that one of Palin’s last acts as Governor may have been forcing out a public health official who wanted to cite the actual evidence in hearings on parental consent for underage abortion.
Sweet Machine at Shapely Prose with “Fried eggs, boulders, and spaghetti straps,” on Christa D’Souza’s breast implant writing – “This is not an article about the size of her breasts. This is an article about self-hatred, only D’Souza doesn’t know it.”
The Drug Policy Alliance Network has a post on the ongoing “Above the Influence” commercials, and why the money spent on them is both wasted and badly prioritized.
In Feminist inside baseball, Octogalore has a post up discussing ageism surrounding the selection of a new NOW president (which is supposed to be announced today, I think). I have to say, I’ve had a bad taste in my mouth about NOW ever since they endorsed Sen. Clinton for President in March of 2007 – well before we even knew who all was running.
Racialicious is doing a workshop series on race topics, called the Racialicious Experience. An application and registration fee are required, but it looks interesting – this is a somewhat intriguing model for supporting blog-related work, to provide paid access to the blogger’s expertise in a more in-depth, personal setting.
Dispatches from Libraryland:
NCBI ROFL – funny/weird PubMed citations. Medlibs, submit your findings for potential posts. I sent one about fecal transplant via NG for c. diff, but that may be more completely disgusting than funny.