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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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dumblr-feminist:

regretproduced:

gardeinofeden:

uzuisafuckingpansage:

gardeinofeden:

uzuisafuckingpansage:

Fedora jokes are just as dumb as women in the kitchen jokes

Its not the same.

Kitchen jokes are indicating that women are only good for making food for men. That they should learn their place. It reinforces the idea that women are lesser than men and should do what…

um they are both sexist

Naw. See

Men have privilege. This means that they get paid more, that a bunch of them can rape a girl and film it and tweet about it but still be the one sympathized over, that it’s easier for a guy to become really anyone in the goverment, that men are initially protected and women aren’t. Not sure if you know this but this has been going on for before your great great great great great grandma was born. I don’t even know how far back that is. But I probably hit the head on the nail. (edit: it’s the 1700’s, and yes I did)

Actually I don’t even know why I’m explaining anything to you since you obviously didn’t read what I wrote.

I bet you believe in reverse-racism don’t you

I bet you believe men can’t be raped, don’t you.

I bet she’s the life of the feminist party *Rolls eyes*

the original point is that both oppression and sexism are dumb things that shouldn’t be things. fedora jokes are dumb. women in the kitchen jokes are dumb things. the differences in why they’re dumb, doesn’t effect the fact that they are both dumb. 

I don’t usually bother to straight out inform my southern relatives of my relative gayness, but I never actually hide it. My cousin asked about a boyfriend I’m like ha, no. And so she asked about a girlfriend, and I was like yeah, and she was all cool with it.

Which is not surprising. 

But a good thing anyway. 

kitsunerules:

hurinthalions:

bucky speaks in english most of the time but when he gets truly upset he reverts back to rapid fire russian and he can’t switch back to english until he’s calm again

instead of feeling shut out and useless, steve starts learning russian

Natasha helps, but at first she interspersed the helpful phrases with dirty ones. Steve tries to say “what can I do to help” but can tell that may not be what he actually said when Bucky does a double-take.

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I officially do not believe in karma. 

I’ve been procrastinating on that looking at job listings thing, because I’m really fucking lazy. 

And guess what.

I just got a job offer. 

Yeah. 

That just happened. 

kougamiii asked:

hi! I think you might be onto something on that post about makishima? i was sort of thinking along those line when we first got introduced to him..but then he started murdering people and I was like..okay maybe he's not alright in the head as I thought. so I guess my question is do you think someone can still be "normal" if they have no problem with murder? (btw I loved your analyzation) ^.^

(I’m not sure when you sent this because my inbox just told me I had 2 new messages here, and this was the fourth new one, so if it’s been here for like a week or something, sorry about that.)

I’m not sure honestly. I think it depends on the society they function in, and what standards of normalization you’re going by. I ended up looking into it even more, so I could apply stuff for one of my Psych classes to it. I think that, if you’re going by a certain standard, the answer is yes. According to a more humanistic approach to Psych, being psychologically healthy is being more yourself, whoever that self is. Accepting who you are as a person. And if we’re going by that standard, yeah, I think that it’s entirely possible. Makishima was clearly aware that others consider murder to be not so good, but he was himself, and that was who he was. He saw a bigger picture than just himself, and that’s a sign of a self-actualized person.  

At the same time, Psycho-Pass takes place in a technically different society, and society is largely relevant to this. Each different kind of society has different standards. Say Billy takes a club to Yannick’s head. In this society, that would be called murder. In a more nomatic caveman society, that would be called survival. The society that Makishima is in is held to a different standard. There is no innocent until proven guilty. I’m pretty sure I remember hearing them say that those with too high of psychopasses could be killed (if they had already been imprisoned for a while), even if they had not actually committed a crime. That could be murder, or that could be crime prevention. And Makishima has found a flaw in that society, that allows him to continue to kill people because it does not effect his emotional state or cause him any stress. He’s taking advantage of his circumstances, which is often considered a healthy thing. 

So I guess to answer your original question, yeah, I think it’s possible, depending on your definitions of “normal” and “murder”. It really makes you think though. Thanks for asking! (And sorry if you weren’t expecting much of the psycho babble… I kind of do that lol)

allofthefeelings:

pheebadohdoh:

rewritingtheempire:

finally-breathing:

nonsensicalnoelle:

oscarwildeis-dead:

frosty-the-vegan:

tribecalledself:

Take note: Different forms of intimacy. 

I would feel so bad washing this off, holy shit

You could take a bath afterward with the artist and they can wash it off for you so you don’t feel responsible for their work. But also, it could teach the same kind of patience and concept that nothing lasts forever, similarly to the Tibetan Buddhist sand mandala tradition. And it could be just another step in your process of intimacy. Just a thought. 

I want to paint on someone holy shit.

Babe: You’re obligated to do this now. 

man, would love to have the type of friendship with people where we could all sit around topless, babes and dudes, and just paint on each other, and drink a little and laugh a lot

bolding last comment since not everything that looks intimate doesn’t really have to be

I think this is one of those times where it might be awesome to differentiate between “intimate” and “erotic”?
It can be totally intimate and still completely platonic. Human realtionships can be wonderful like that.
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allofthefeelings:

pheebadohdoh:

rewritingtheempire:

finally-breathing:

nonsensicalnoelle:

oscarwildeis-dead:

frosty-the-vegan:

tribecalledself:

Take note: Different forms of intimacy. 

I would feel so bad washing this off, holy shit

You could take a bath afterward with the artist and they can wash it off for you so you don’t feel responsible for their work. But also, it could teach the same kind of patience and concept that nothing lasts forever, similarly to the Tibetan Buddhist sand mandala tradition. And it could be just another step in your process of intimacy. Just a thought. 

I want to paint on someone holy shit.

Babe: You’re obligated to do this now. 

man, would love to have the type of friendship with people where we could all sit around topless, babes and dudes, and just paint on each other, and drink a little and laugh a lot

bolding last comment since not everything that looks intimate doesn’t really have to be

I think this is one of those times where it might be awesome to differentiate between “intimate” and “erotic”?
It can be totally intimate and still completely platonic. Human realtionships can be wonderful like that.
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allofthefeelings:

pheebadohdoh:

rewritingtheempire:

finally-breathing:

nonsensicalnoelle:

oscarwildeis-dead:

frosty-the-vegan:

tribecalledself:

Take note: Different forms of intimacy. 

I would feel so bad washing this off, holy shit

You could take a bath afterward with the artist and they can wash it off for you so you don’t feel responsible for their work. But also, it could teach the same kind of patience and concept that nothing lasts forever, similarly to the Tibetan Buddhist sand mandala tradition. And it could be just another step in your process of intimacy. Just a thought. 

I want to paint on someone holy shit.

Babe: You’re obligated to do this now. 

man, would love to have the type of friendship with people where we could all sit around topless, babes and dudes, and just paint on each other, and drink a little and laugh a lot

bolding last comment since not everything that looks intimate doesn’t really have to be

I think this is one of those times where it might be awesome to differentiate between “intimate” and “erotic”?

It can be totally intimate and still completely platonic. Human realtionships can be wonderful like that.

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hoboeroticmisha:

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#BUT I ENJOY THE PATRIOTIC ONE AND THE METAL MAN WHEN THEY MAKE JEST #LET US ALL MAKE JEST #AND FEAST

#WHO IS THIS PHIL ANTHROPIST OF WHOM YOU SPEAK #YOU DECLARED YOUR NAME TONY STARK #NOW I AM MOST CONFUSED #AM I TO SUCCUMB TO MORE OF YOUR LIES, MAN OF IRON #I ALREADY HAVE ENOUGH TROUBLE WITH LIES #HAVE YOU MET MY BROTHER #ARE YOU MAKING A MOCKERY OF MY LIFE’S PERIL #BUT I SHALL LAUGH #BECAUSE THAT HIDES THE INTENSE RAGE I AM FEELING #MJOLNIR AND YOUR PRETTY FACE WILL HAVE WORDS #WORDS OF PAIN

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