Multiple senators are pushing for an end to the use of electric shock devices on people with disabilities, a tool that is now used by only one school in the United States, where most of the students are Black and Latino boys and men. bit.ly/3Gm8NFZ
“Activists have been saying the same thing for years. Leave us alone, leave our bodies alone, let us have autonomy over our own bodies.” bit.ly/3jL1b6h
Did Erika Girardi know?
The Real Housewife’s divorce sparks questions from fans — and speaks to larger issues of financial control in marriage. 19thnews.org/2021/10/erika-…
White House officials met virtually with nearly 20 intersex advocates in the Biden administration’s second formal talk with organizers on how to advance intersex rights domestically, and the largest meeting of its kind within the Biden administration. 19thnews.org/2021/10/inters…
WH officials met virtually with intersex advocates Tuesday in its 2nd formal talk with organizers on how to advance intersex rights domestically
Advocates who were at the meeting tell me that they appreciate the historic moment, but they want action
Researchers have launched a study of a vaccine they hope will eventually become the first to prevent triple-negative breast cancer, the most aggressive and deadly form of the disease that disproportionately affects Black people and people under 40. bit.ly/3pLgyiK
I don’t know what Erika knew, but I think a lot about women whose lives don’t look like hers but who seem to “have it all” + may not feel like they can leave a financially coercive relationship and why we have such a hard time believing them 19thnews.org/2021/10/erika-… via @19thnews
The key question on #RHOBH this season has been: What did Erika Girardi know? Is it possible that she had no knowledge or access to her finances?
We don’t know the answer, but it raised interesting questions about wealth and control. bit.ly/3bijPxy
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In the good news dept: trials are underway for a new vaccine to prevent triple-negative breast cancer, which disproportionately affects Black people and people under the age of 40. @cjnorwoodwrites reports:
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Two states and several major cities are holding elections this year. Here are the eight races to watch on November 2: bit.ly/3bexh5t
Austin, TX is one of the few U.S. cities to condemn medically unnecessary surgeries on intersex children.
Intersex advocates & parents of intersex kids tell me that lasting physical and mental trauma can stem from the surgeries.
Yesterday we found out a corporate minimum tax (version of Warren's real corp profits) would be a BBB pay-for. She has also been negotiating with Sinema on a wealth tax and other pay-fors. A behind-the-scenes look at Warren's soft-power plays:
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Inconsistent policies about mask and vaccine mandates in schools leave Black families in a bind balancing their children’s safety and education.
#19thReads via @prismreports: bit.ly/2Zs7Mf1
With arguments in abortion cases looming, a look at the court’s ‘shadow docket’ provides some clues about the conservative majority’s thinking. bit.ly/3Clv58a
A new study of Seattle’s 2017 "secure scheduling ordinance" found that hourly retail and food service workers who know their schedules at least 14 days in advance report more financial security, plus better sleep and overall well-being.
Researchers have launched a study of a vaccine they hope will eventually become the first to prevent triple-negative breast cancer, the most aggressive and deadly form of the disease. bit.ly/3pLgyiK
“I’ve never thought of myself as the candidate but at that moment, I told myself, ‘It’s time for me to not just be a volunteer helping candidates. I need to be the one reflecting all the needs that need to get addressed in my community.'" bit.ly/3EjHrhT
Sexual harassment is becoming a fact of life for women who run for office in Japan, where female participation in politics is already among the lowest in the world.
#19thReads via @guardian: bit.ly/2ZvwJWN