Quickies: Mothers in prison, the myth of black forgiveness, and consent
- How a group of female inmates won the right to live with their children – “In the past few decades, issues involving motherhood behind bars have become increasingly urgent: The number of women in prison rose 646 percent between 1980 and 2010, and seven out of ten of those women are mothers. According to a 2010 Pew survey, there were 120,000 mothers behind bars nationwide, and 2.7 million children with an incarcerated parent.”
- You’re not off the hook: The white myth of black forgiveness – “I think a lot of people forget that forgiveness of racists among black people is something that WE DO IN ORDER TO KEEP OUR SOULS INTACT.” From Mary.
- Tasmania will be a “laughing stock” if alternative practitioner is head of Health Service – “Tasmania’s doctors say they cannot work with the bureaucrat appointed to head up the new statewide health service because she does not believe western medicine provides “all the answers.””From Jack99.
- What if we treated all consent like society treats sexual consent? – A comic that gets the point across well.