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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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rabbitsduh:

THIS MAYBE MY MY LAST GIVEAWAY, (I’m not 100% sure yet but I don’t have a lot of things atm That I want to give away)

ITEMS:

- fuzzy white top shop sweater, small

- thrifted cute boho skirt, small

- American apparel white mesh skirt, x- small

- dark green and dark blue plaid topshop cloth overall (small)

- my old crossley record player I got I new one recently so I don’t need this one. It’s in perfect condition and it’s turquoise

- a vampire weekend album to go with the record player (perfect condition)

- vintage Polaroid camera has 5 films inside but really old and expired. If you take a picture it works although it’s black and white :)

- my old jean dress! I love it so much but I got a new one so yeah….x-small

- daisy print tank. it’s flowy but size is x-small although it can fit a medium

RULES:

- must be following me on tumblr: www.rabbitsduh.tumblr.com

- Must be following me on Instagram : @rabbitcries

- I will check!

- after message me your Instagram on tumblr so I can verify that you have followed, then accept your request to join my giveaway

- re blogs count, and likes don’t

- winner will be announced on MAY 6th (my birthday :3) (eastern time)

- time I will announce winner will be told most likely the day before it ends

- I’m using a online generator to choose so it it fair and square c:

- winner will not be announced on my blog, but will be messaged

- thanks to my babe Leah for modelling

I’m happy to do a new giveaway with y’all!

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realorrrrnotreal:

jcrystalll:

forever-river-song:

Portraits of Toddlers Eating Lemons for the First Time

All the boys are taking it the worst while the girls don’t really give a fuxk

This is the cutest thing

OH MU GOD

catsbeaversandducks:

Meerkats make the best photographer’s assistants EVER.

Via BuzzFeed

J. R. R. Tolkien on escapism in “The Lord of the Rings” (x)

“Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. If a soldier is imprisioned by the enemy, don’t we consider it his duty to escape?…If we value the freedom of mind and soul, if we’re partisans of liberty, then it’s our plain duty to escape, and to take as many people with us as we can!” 

-J.R.R. Tolkien

I have been waiting for this moment since I was six years old! Can’t wait!

I have been waiting for this moment since I was six years old! Can’t wait!

yahoonewsphotos:

Photos of the day - April 7, 2014

Bizimana Emmanuel is consoled by an unidentified woman while attending a public ceremony to mark the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, Filipino activists hold paper mache skulls painted with US flags as they march outside the US embassy in Manila and the Duchess of Cambridge meets a Maori during a Maori Powhiri Ceremonial Welcome in Wellington, New Zealand are some of the photos of the day. (AP/EPA/Getty/Reuters)

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