Talking to strangers

I wish it was safe to talk to strangers. For a woman, it’s opening herself to male aggression. I do think we are too isolated and our relationships seem unhealthy. New perspectives and wider experience with newness is great for understanding our lives more objectively.

Bed Bugs Education

  • Myth: Bed bugs live in dirty places.
    Reality: Bed bugs are not attracted to dirt and grime; they are attracted to warmth, blood and carbon dioxide. However, clutter offers more hiding spots.
  • Myth: Bed bugs transmit diseases.
    Reality: There have been no cases or studies that indicate bed bugs transmit diseases between humans.

Arizona Prison Lockdowns — Support Prisoner Resistance

Many prisons in Arizona refused to answer questions from the person who called to help track the strike. They neither confirmed nor denied. Some did admit lockdowns, but none admitted to the cause. From the volunteer who made calls: “Nearly every prison I called was immediately suspicious of my call and seemed to have a…

via Arizona Prison Lockdowns — Support Prisoner Resistance

Today in History – September 9 | Library of Congress

Slaves frequently resorted to insurrection, first in the British colonies and later in the southern United States. At least 250 insurrections have been documented; between 1780 and 1864, ninety-one African Americans were convicted of insurrection in Virginia alone. The first revolt in what became the United States took place in 1526 at a Spanish settlement near the mouth of the Pee Dee River in South Carolina.

The Stono Rebellion

Source: Today in History – September 9 | Library of Congress

What, Why, When, Where, and How?: 5 Common Questions About Trigger Warnings Answered — Everyday Feminism

Consider how mentally ill people are often told to “just get over it.” We’re often told that our illnesses don’t exist at all. The use of trigger warnings acknowledges that mental illnesses are not only real, but that society should make an effort to be more attentive to the needs of the mentally ill.

Source: What, Why, When, Where, and How?: 5 Common Questions About Trigger Warnings Answered — Everyday Feminism

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I’d rather die than have to have my useless painful period every month.

Since the U.S. invaded Afghanistan in 2001, INCITE! has used political art to express and strengthen a movement to end violence against women of color and our communities. Wonderful women of color artists, including Favianna Rodriguez, Samia Saleem, and Cristy C. Road, have created beautiful and powerful images and posters for INCITE! projects.

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