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Sandoval bummed over that church-state separation thing....

The lawsuit filed this week against the state’s sweeping school choice program did not shock Gov. Brian Sandoval.

Both opponents and fans of the education savings accounts, which offer about $5,000 in tax dollars for students to use at private or religious schools, fully expected a legal challenge when the governor signed legislation creating the new program. 261 more words

Nevada Political News

Church-state separation in Wakulla County, Florida

I feel like, just as other bloggers do, it is my duty to bring things to the attention of my readers when those things are slightly askew. 232 more words

‘Listen to survivors’ and the fetishisation of experience

The debate over Amnesty International’s draft policy supporting the decriminalisation of sex work has been heated. Although the organisation developed the policy following extensive research with sex workers and consultation with key stakeholders, … 941 more words

venuscallipyge reblogged this on Venus' Veils and commented:

I am a "survivor" who had traumatic experiences during my time as a survival sex worker who was also trafficked on more than one occasion by multiple pimps (aka "pimples"). Even so, it is crystal clear that the "Nordic Model" increase of criminalization (and the corresponding unwillingness to allow for the possibility that there might be a proportion of sex workers who are NOT trafficked, along with shutting out THEIR voices in legislation over their bodies and human rights from the debates on this topic) - well I can just walk a few blocks to my old track, talk to any of the women who ARE trafficked, and I can give you MANY clear examples of how the "End Demand" legislation has made their lives A LOT worse, a lot more DANGEROUS, a lot more HARMFUL to what little wellbeing they have left. Trafficking is a form of domestic violence, as trafficking is carried out among the adult women I have seen, which is the majority of sex work that takes place where it is visible. FORCING domestic violence victims to get "help" (as the diversion programs for prostitutes in my state is called) has NEVER helped any domestic violence victim! If legislators REALLY want to help adult trafficking victims and, at the same time, not INCREASE victimization and decimate the basic human rights of non-trafficked CONSENSUAL sex workers, they have to INCLUDE voices of ALL SEX WORKERS, not just cherry-picked survivor stories, but also survivor stories like mine (yes I was a sex trafficking victim, but I still support decriminalization and legalization of consensual sex work), and the stories of the larger percentage of sex workers, who are NOT TRAFFICKED.

Bristol Palin Proves Abstinence is Practical - If You’re Rich (for the rest of young American women - not so much.)

Not a Problem for the Palins

So, Bristol Palin is pregnant again.  Embarassing?  A bit.  But this isn’t really a problem for Bristol – because she and her family are rich. 1,491 more words

Thoughts on reading "Galileo's Daughter"

While pretending to be an Aflac agent recently, I found myself in a bookstore. One of the books I picked up was “Galileo’s Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love.” I finally got to read it this week. 322 more words