.ceramics.art.kittys.feminism.body positivity.funny shit.music.etc.

ceramicaggregate:

Another #rakufired pot. :) it’s black wherever it didn’t have glaze! #art #handmade #pottery #ceramics #glaze by stoniebalogne — http://ift.tt/1iHLCqb

ceramicaggregate:

Another #rakufired pot. :) it’s black wherever it didn’t have glaze! #art #handmade #pottery #ceramics #glaze by stoniebalogne — http://ift.tt/1iHLCqb

(Source: badtexter, via stoopiddeadhead)

anarcho-queer:

Women Prisoners Sterilized To Cut Welfare Cost In California
In California, prison doctors have sterilized at least 148 women, mainly Mexicans, from 2006 to 2010. Why? They don’t want to have to provide welfare funding for any children they may have in the future and to eliminate ‘defectives’ from the gene pool.
The sterilization procedures cost California taxpayers $147,460 between 1997 and 2010. The doctors at the prison argue it is money well-spent.
Dr. James Heinrich, an OB-GYN at Valley State Prison for Women, said, “Over a 10-year period, that isn’t a huge amount of money compared to what you save in welfare paying for these unwanted children – as they procreated more.”
In 1909, California passed the country’s third sterilization law, authorizing reproductive surgeries of patients committed to state institutions for the “feebleminded” and “insane” that were deemed suffering from a “mental disease which may have been inherited and is likely to be transmitted to descendants.” Based on this eugenic logic, 20,000 patients in more than ten institutions were sterilized in California from 1909 to 1979. Worried about charges of “cruel and unusual punishment,” legislators attached significant provisions to sterilization in state prisons. Despite these restrictions, about 600 men received vasectomies at San Quentin in the 1930s when the superintendent flaunted the law.
Moreover, there was a discernible racial bias in the state’s sterilization and eugenics programs. Preliminary research on a subset of 15,000 sterilization orders in institutions (conducted by Stern and Natalie Lira) suggests that Spanish-surnamed patients, predominantly of Mexican origin, were sterilized at rates ranging from 20 to 30 percent from 1922 to 1952, far surpassing their proportion of the general population.
In her recent book, Miroslava Chávez-García shows, through exhaustively researched stories of youth of color who were institutionalized in state reformatories, and sometimes subsequently sterilized, how eugenic racism harmed California’s youngest generation in patterns all too reminiscent of detention and incarceration today.California was the most zealous sterilizer, carrying out one-third of the approximately 60,000 operations performed in the 32 states that passed eugenic sterilization laws from 1907 to 1937.
Although such procedures may seem harsh, they are not illegal. The Supreme Court ruled in 1927 that women can be forcibly sterilized in jail in Buck vs Bell. Writing for the majority, Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. said, “Three generations of imbeciles are enough.”
Credit

Jesus fucking Christ..are they giving all the male prisoners vasectomies??? Probably not…………… not saying any of it is right but back to the beginning of this sentence

anarcho-queer:

Women Prisoners Sterilized To Cut Welfare Cost In California

In California, prison doctors have sterilized at least 148 women, mainly Mexicans, from 2006 to 2010. Why? They don’t want to have to provide welfare funding for any children they may have in the future and to eliminate ‘defectives’ from the gene pool.

The sterilization procedures cost California taxpayers $147,460 between 1997 and 2010. The doctors at the prison argue it is money well-spent.

Dr. James Heinrich, an OB-GYN at Valley State Prison for Women, said, “Over a 10-year period, that isn’t a huge amount of money compared to what you save in welfare paying for these unwanted children – as they procreated more.

In 1909, California passed the country’s third sterilization law, authorizing reproductive surgeries of patients committed to state institutions for the “feebleminded” and “insane” that were deemed suffering from a “mental disease which may have been inherited and is likely to be transmitted to descendants.” Based on this eugenic logic, 20,000 patients in more than ten institutions were sterilized in California from 1909 to 1979. Worried about charges of “cruel and unusual punishment,” legislators attached significant provisions to sterilization in state prisons. Despite these restrictions, about 600 men received vasectomies at San Quentin in the 1930s when the superintendent flaunted the law.

Moreover, there was a discernible racial bias in the state’s sterilization and eugenics programs. Preliminary research on a subset of 15,000 sterilization orders in institutions (conducted by Stern and Natalie Lira) suggests that Spanish-surnamed patients, predominantly of Mexican origin, were sterilized at rates ranging from 20 to 30 percent from 1922 to 1952, far surpassing their proportion of the general population.

In her recent book, Miroslava Chávez-García shows, through exhaustively researched stories of youth of color who were institutionalized in state reformatories, and sometimes subsequently sterilized, how eugenic racism harmed California’s youngest generation in patterns all too reminiscent of detention and incarceration today.

California was the most zealous sterilizer, carrying out one-third of the approximately 60,000 operations performed in the 32 states that passed eugenic sterilization laws from 1907 to 1937.

Although such procedures may seem harsh, they are not illegal. The Supreme Court ruled in 1927 that women can be forcibly sterilized in jail in Buck vs Bell. Writing for the majority, Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. said, “Three generations of imbeciles are enough.

Credit

Jesus fucking Christ..are they giving all the male prisoners vasectomies??? Probably not…………… not saying any of it is right but back to the beginning of this sentence

(via ptrpvn)

grateful-bec:

Broady u r a babe

grateful-bec:

Broady u r a babe

darksideoftheshroom:

BOOM

Hail to the perverted women. They are free.

(Source: textmesomethingdirty, via anchorsofasail0r)

ceramicaggregate:

Everything is fine because I got plates out of the kiln today. #ceramics by danidimon — http://ift.tt/1fmojgW

ceramicaggregate:

Everything is fine because I got plates out of the kiln today. #ceramics by danidimon — http://ift.tt/1fmojgW

(Source: iguessitsluck, via bowlfulofjelly)

howbizarree:

Wow this is incredible.

howbizarree:

Wow this is incredible.

(Source: tinypaperweight, via bowlfulofjelly)

lemongrabxvx:

be-their-sound:

vegan-nature:

Despite a sweet connection between the two animals, this image is heartbreaking.

Absolutely heartbreaking. 

Why is one loved and the other treated like a machine?Go vegan

lemongrabxvx:

be-their-sound:

vegan-nature:

Despite a sweet connection between the two animals, this image is heartbreaking.

Absolutely heartbreaking. 

Why is one loved and the other treated like a machine?
Go vegan

(via fat-old-sunn)

fer1972:

Today’s Classic: Herbert James Draper (1863-1920)

1. Clyties of the Mist

2. Mourning for Icarus

3. Halcyone

4. The Vintage Morn 

5. By Summer Seas

(via eriphia)

glory-to-cobrastan:

come with me

and you’ll be

in a world

of image

(via whiteblackcanadian)

jedavu:

Amazing Face-Paintings Transform Models Into The 2D Works Of Famous Artists

by  Valeriya Kutsan

(via sluttyoliveoil)

ceramicaggregate:

Finally got to keep one of these for myself! This is a complete slip-cast mug! by britmcdaniel — http://ift.tt/1jjH2fE

ceramicaggregate:

Finally got to keep one of these for myself! This is a complete slip-cast mug! by britmcdaniel — http://ift.tt/1jjH2fE