"In an unprecedented move, parents in California are suing their local school district over sex education. But these parents aren’t revolting for the reasons we’ve come to expect: They’re suing because they want their kids to be fully informed — imagine that. The sex ed textbook used by the Clovis Unified School District in Fresno, Calif., “does not mention condoms at all, even in chapters about HIV/AIDS and on preventing STDs and unintended pregnancy,” according to a press release from the American Civil Liberties Union, which is representing the parents, along with local doctors, in the suit. Instead, the textbook recommends preventing STDs through self-respect, group hangouts, abstinence and, um, “plenty of rest.” Who wrote this thing, Todd Akin? Charmingly, the curriculum compares “a woman who is not a virgin to a dirty shoe” and explains that “men are unable to stop themselves once they become sexually aroused,” says the ACLU. This isn’t just an assault on reason, it also breaks the law, the suit argues. In 2003, we wild ‘n’ crazy California liberals passed a law requiring sex education in public schools to be comprehensive and, you know, scientifically accurate. Last year, researchers at the University of California San Francisco found that things had improved throughout the state since the law’s passage, but spottily. More than a quarter of school districts did not teach HIV prevention — in fact, schools were more likely to discuss abstinence than mandated information about HIV — and only 58 percent covered contraception."
Domestic workers rights are women’s rights
Domestic workers care for children, senior, and people with disabilities. They provide the necessary support so that parents can go to work and seniors and people with disabilities can live at home with dignity. Domestic work is a sector that has been historically linked with the unpaid work of women as caregivers and with the poorlypaid work of immigrants and women of color. Domestic workers were deliberately excluded from New Deal federal-level labor protections to appease Jim Crow senators. More than 70 years later, those exclusions remain, forcing 200,000 CA workers into the shadows. I need feminism because domestic workers rights are women’s rights. Join our movement: facebook.com/cadomesticworkers or cadomesticworkers.tumblr.com
Best Coast - The Only Place
Why would you live anywhere else?
We’ve got the ocean, got the babes
Got the sun, we’ve got the waves
This is the only place for me
Not sure why this is “brand-new” information. This has been happening for the past couple of years or so. It’s about time we get recognition. Nonetheless, big props to all the Hmong women out there hustling for their own. Actually, big props to all the women out there hustling for their own.
"More than half the Ph.D.’s in the state are fake."
John Bear, the author of “Degree Mills”, at a hearing in Sacramento yesterday. California has more diploma mills than any other state in the nation, but it is not doing enough to protect students from the unaccredited colleges and vocational schools that issue worthless degrees, state lawmakers said.
Roughly 1.8 million people live in low-income unincorporated communities in California. These communities are outside of recognized city boundaries and therefore lack many public services, including sewer systems and clean water. California Watch reporter Bernice Yeung visited several of these communities across the state and spoke to residents about the challenges they face.
Occupy Education: Dozens Of Protesters Demonstrating In State Capitol Arrested [March 5, 2012]
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Highway Patrol officers arrested dozens of protesters who refused to leave the state Capitol Monday night after repeated warnings, capping off a day of protests over cuts to higher education that saw thousands descend upon Sacramento.
East Bay, CA adventuring during the magic hour.