➜ A Different Path to Fighting Addiction - NYTimes.com
The C.M.C. psychologists are blunt about the reasons many teenagers and young adults use drugs: When it comes to decreasing anxiety and relieving depression, substances tend to work for the short term. “Kids aren’t crazy for using them,” Dr. Wilkens said. “They have an effect that is reinforcing in some way. If you understand that, you can strategically work to support and reinforce other healthy, competing behaviors.”
The stricken measure would have made Missouri just the third state nationally to require a three-day waiting period for abortions, along with South Dakota and Utah. Utah’s law includes an exception for rape and incest victims, and people younger than 14. [Missouri Governor Jay] Nixon had allowed prior Missouri abortion restrictions to take effect, but drew a line with the longer waiting period.. “This extreme and disrespectful measure would unnecessarily prolong the suffering of rape and incest victims and jeopardize the health and wellbeing of women,” Nixon said in a written statement.
And the legislature might have the majority to override the veto. In addition to extreme and disrespectful, Nixon uses the other great adjectives paternalistic, callous, horrific, insensitive, punitive, unreasonable, heartbreaking, insulting, and harmful.
Missouri has had a 24 hour waiting period since 2006. In his full statement, Nixon begins by detailing that law and has some great shady air quotes on the “medically accurate information” that must be provided by a doctor or (my air quotes) “qualified professional.”
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon’s 72-Hour Abortion Wait - ABC News
…Feminism is an attempt to change thousands of years of patriarchy, silencing, subjugation, erasure and containment of women. The fact that in less than half a century we’ve so radically transformed the social landscape is amazing. It’s one of the things that I’ve been trying to articulate in my mostly hopeful work. When I was born a little over half a century ago there was no “sexual violence,” “marital rape,” “domestic violence,” “sexual harassment,” “sexual discrimination.” None of those expressions existed and none of these things were treated as legal categories.
Beaded bingo dabbers at Rosebud Casino
I don’t often use the word SWAG, but when I do it’s for beaded bingo dabbers.
4 Trophies, 1 Terrible Hat, and 1 Even Worse Pair of Overalls
Tuck that t-shirt into your mom jeans Michael!
Pretty sure you can see Scottie Pippen’s beeper in this photo.
Scottie Pippen’s Beeper is the name of my new band, our record “Alleyoops?!” drops Tuesday on Interscope/Taco Bell.
From “Box of Birds” series, 2013 by Anne Ferran