Elaine Riddick was 13 years old when she got pregnant after being raped by a neighbor in Winfall, N.C., in 1967. The state ordered that immediately after giving birth, she should be sterilized. Doctors cut and tied off her fallopian tubes.
Riddick was never told what was happening. “Got to the hospital and they put me in a room and that’s all I remember, that’s all I remember,” she said. “When I woke up, I woke up with bandages on my stomach.”
Her records reveal that a five-person state eugenics board in Raleigh had approved a recommendation that she be sterilized. North Carolina was one of 31 states to have a government run eugenics program. By the 1960s, tens of thousands of Americans were sterilized as a result of these programs.
To read more about this story, click here. Dr. Nancy Snyderman’s full broadcast report, ‘State of Shame’, airs Monday, November 7, at 10pm/9c on NBC’s Rock Center with Brian Williams.
- oh my god this week
- oh my god
- i now have an exam to study for that is 30% of my grade
- a paper on film to write which is bad because i suck at film
- reasonably i should start drafting my annotated bibliography/pick a topic for my gender and pop culture paper
- this entire time i’m going to be losing my goddamn mind because of hormones and not having any time to go get my fucking injection BECAUSE I’M GOING TO BE STUDYING ALL THE TIME
- and i can’t even do anything over this weekend because I’M GOING TO BE ON A FUCKING BARRIER REEF
- also i’m going to have to meet with my advisor and pick all of my classes for next semester and register and apply for the berlin study abroad program for summer and ??????????????
Snacking - Revenge
EVERYTHING WITH THE HANGED MAN, GIVES ME FEELINGS, SO MANY FEELINGS, MILLIONS OF FEELINGS, CRAWLING OUT OF MY MOUTH, DRIBBLING DOWN MY CHIN, TRICKLING OUT OF MY EARS, okay i'll admit this got away from me, look at these HAPPY BITCHES, FUCK, IF THOSE AREN'T, SOME HAPPY BITCHES, and then i cry, because there is no compromise,
He didn’t though. He said he if could have preserved the union without freeing any slaves, he would have.
So nah, he didn’t really like Black people. But cool story, tho.
he also only freed the slaves of the seceded states — states loyal to the union were allowed to keep their slaves, as per the emancipation proclamation.
if you sort another damn person as slytherin just because they are ‘dark’ or ‘evil’
i am going to chew all your memories of hp out of your psyche with my psychic teeth and spit them on the ground in front of you
because you clearly don’t even know what you’re doing with them to begin with.
i hate harry potter, but more importantly i hate when people misunderstand slytherin, or have this stupid idea that things like THOUGHTLESS PASSION and UNQUESTIONING LOYALTY and WILLINGNESS TO DO ANYTHING IN THE WORLD FOR YOUR FRIENDS aren't some of the major reasons underlying some of the most fucked-up shit human beings have ever done, like, fuck, are you so basic that you think those things are irrevocably Good, and are you under the corollary impression that things like Cunning and Ambition and Caring About Your Own Interests are inherently eeeeevil, sometimes evil people are slytherins, a lot more of the time other types of people are evil and no one notices it because it's, get this, guised by 'heroic traits' in such a way that they're instead valorized for things that are actively fucking the lives of other people over, TL;DR PRO-TIP: EEEEEEEEVIL AND HAAAATEFUL AND HOOOORRIBLE ARE NOT ON SLYTHERIN'S BANNER, but then it doesn't ultimately matter because j. k. rowling didn't even have a fucking clue about any of this so w/e w/e w/e,
not so much crystal lite as crystal meth
we were taught about how David and Jonathan were ~best bros~
when this was
not the case
I THINK, MY BIBLE CLASS TEACHER, TOLD US THAT THEY WERE GAY, I REALLY THINK HE DID, LIKE, SHIT, FUCK, OMG, DID THAT HAPPEN, I CAN'T REMEMBER, HE WAS A COOL MOTHERFUCKER HE TOTALLY MIGHT'VE, THEY KICKED HIM OUT OF SCHOOL THE YEAR AFTER, AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA,
O FUQ BRO I GOT ALL OF SEASON SIX TO GET THROUGH
ALL I WANT IS THIS IS CALM AND IT’S DOCTOR 7.01
I AIN’T GOT 35 HOURS TO SINK INTO THIS SHOW
"Courts in GA sought the death penalty for 70% of black defendants with white victims but for only 15% of white defendants with black victim."-http://www.aclu.org/capital-punishment/race-and-death-penalty (via black-culture)
but i don’t want to bathe