“There is a dangerous myth going around this country that sexism doesn’t exist anymore, that we have gotten past it and that ‘alarmist’ feminists are an outdated nuisance. Warnings like, ‘Oh, watch out—here comes the feminazi!’ abound in our culture, as if for a woman, entitling yourself to an opinion puts you on par with followers of the Third Reich.”—
yeah tried to fucking drunkenly argue this point with bros who didn’t believe there was a significant amount of sexism left in this country and basically had an aneurysm because i was too drunk to fucking be coherent let alone argue about institutional sexism/privilege ALL I WANT TO DO IS PUNCH PEOPLE
The RVA big band is playing live in front of me, as I’m writing this for promoting awareness on women’s rights. You can come here at Balliceaux at 203 N Lombardy to support the cause and enjoy some kick ass jazz!
The Virginia legislature has changed dramatically this year, in part to recent election results. The House is now firmly in the hands of anti-choice delegates, and the Senate is made of a 20-20 split, with Lt. Governor Bolling (R-VA) breaking the tie. The result is a legislature that’s extremely hostile to women, our health care needs and personal privacy.
Because of this shift, we, as advocates, must change as well. This year, it is our hope to fully leverage our most valuable resource-YOU-in your community. We will need all hands on deck to defeat the egregious attacks on informed consent, abortion access, HPV vaccine access, and personhood.
Since department protocol limits the use of the AIS to cases where the victim is killed or is deemed likely to die, and local patrol officers are not trained to perform in-depth crash investigations, cases that involve injuries that are not considered life-threatening receive only cursory attention. When asked by Vallone how it could be that a cyclist or pedestrian could have both legs broken with no possibility of charges against the driver, Cassidy replied, “I don’t set policy.”
Why did it take so long for this to come to light? How long has it been the official policy of the NYPD not to investigate crashes where the pedestrian or cyclist is merely maimed?
This is beyond fail. It’s clear from a cyclist’s perspective that New York City streets represent a complete breakdown of civil, law-abiding society. I hope others notice soon.