Here’s what we know

Yesterday, the Trump transition team suggested some $10.5 trillion in budget cuts, including (but not limited to, according to the National Priorities Project): National Endowment for the Arts National Endowment for the Humanities Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office of Fossil Energy… …as well as cuts to the Departments of Energy, State, Justice, …

So I’m now considering boycotting a whole buncha states

This idea is not original with me but I believe I will start spending my money in places where I agree more with the politics surrounding gun legislation. Actually,¬†states that don’t agree with my views on gun safety are often the same ones that don’t agree with my views on reproductive rights and other issues …

Check out this interactive map about women’s health

How’d your state doe in the Kaiser Family Foundation’s data in State Profiles for¬†Women’s Health? As Leftover (who sent the link in the first place) says: Check out the number of births financed with Medicaid in 2013. 45 percent. Considering our tragically high maternal mortality rate, might there be a correlation? Check out the disproportionate …

Rape is rape is rape is rape

But a new study says that though the young men surveyed would not set out to rape someone, they would “act on intentions to force a woman to sexual intercourse.” Uh…The study has a provocative title: Denying Rape But Endorsing Forcible Intercourse.” So does this ThinkProgress article: “1 in 3 University of North Dakota Men …

Can Connecticut force a 17-year old to get chemo?

Connecticut says yes. Seventeen-year old Cassandra C. (pictured on the right) has a form of Hodgkin’s lymphoma that has an 80 to 85% survival rate if she submits to chemotherapy, which she has refused to do. So the state stepped in, got custody, and is forcing her to have chemo. Cassandra is not motivated by …