petezza-wentz:

Twenty One Pilots - Migraine (Toy Piano Edition) 

is this band even real?

p1nkm4n:

accidentally woke up at 4 but i watched the sunrise

serfborts:

catchingfires:

the color pallet trend

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darksilenceinsuburbia:

Maud Vantours

3D Paper

ijlmagazine:

A rare sunset rainbow over the ocean

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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spookyycastiel:

EVERYONE I HAVE OFFICIALLY DIED OKAY SO i was in walmart singing softly to the “gaston” song from beauty and the beast so i did the whole “when i was a lad i ate four dozen eggs every morning to help me get large and now that i’m grown i eat five dozen eggs so i’m roughly the size of a barge” and this guy next to me covered in tattoos and piercing and a massive mohawk adds on quietly under his breath “no one fights like gaston”

witch-of-derp:

dear jade,

i will never ever get sick of drawing you.

hazelsgracer:

make me choose

 woodleyz asked: Johanna or Christina

justalotobsessed:

OKAY, I’M REALLY PISSED OFF

DID YOU ALL KNOW THAT GIRLS BODIES ARE SUPPOSED TO STORE MORE FAT THE BOYS BODIES? 

AND YET, IT’S MORE ACCEPTABLE FOR A BOY TO ‘BE BIG’ THEN IT IS FOR A GIRL TO ‘BE FAT’

WE ARE STIGMATIZED FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY BIOLOGICAL