For bombing suspect’s nurses, angst gave way to duty
The 29-year-old trauma nurse was on-call at home, unwinding in front of a “Friends’’ television marathon on a Friday night. She had been ministering to patients horribly injured in the Boston Marathon bombings and craved a distraction. But she couldn’t resist flipping to the news, and as she did, police surrounded Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, cowering and bloody inside a parked pleasure boat.
Then her smartphone rang.
A nursing supervisor told the young woman to hurry into work. She didn’t know it yet, but within hours, she would be one of Tsarnaev’s bedside nurses, soothing the accused terrorist’s pain and healing his wounds — just as she had done for some of his victims.
nurses are awesome! you gotta do what you gotta do.
Florida Teen Facing Sex Offender Charge For Consensual Same-Sex Relationship
Friends and family say the parents of 18-year-old Kaitlyn Hunt’s girlfriend are targeting the high school senior because they believe Hunt turned their 15-year-old daughter gay.
I usually don’t post these sorts of things, but I’ve come across this and I’m surprised I haven’t seen it on my dash, yet. Anyways, here’s the basics from the article:
- Kaitlyn “Kate” Hunt is a high school senior. According to the article, she was in cheerleading, basketball, voted “most school spirit” by her peers, and didn’t even have a single detention. All around, a nice girl.
- She had a girlfriend, a high school freshman, who was also a player on the basketball team. The freshman’s parents, the Smiths, are very against same-sex relationships, and demanded Kate’s girlfriend stopped seeing Kate, angry that Kate was “turning their daughter gay”.
- When Kate’s girlfriend refused, the Smiths literally waited until Kate was eighteen so they could press charges against her as an adult. Kate and her girlfriend had sexual relations while they were both minors. The Smith’s actually pressed charges the day Kate turned eighteen.She is being charged with “lewd and lascivious battery on a child 12-16 years of age”. Basically, sexual assault.
Now, Kate’s been expelled from her high school and facing real, criminal charges as a sex offender if she’s convicted or listed as a child abuser on her record if she accepts the plea deal (which was offered by the state). This eighteen year old girl is being tried as a sexual offender for a consensual relationship that was started when both participants were minors. Although most technically, sexual relationships between people 18+ and those under the age of consent (for Florida, that’s 18), it should be noted that the pair of them were well within the law at the start of their relationship. The Smiths took advantage of a loophole in the law, and now Kate’s entire world has turned upside down. It’s unfair and upsetting that people like the Smith parents can legally get away with this.
Seriously people.. this is a petition worth signing!
Kate wants to be a nurse and that will never happen with a felony charge on her record for a CONSENSUAL SAME SEX RELATIONSHIP.
Article her dad wrote
how i’m feeling about the mountains of schoolwork i’ve got to do..
"For the last three decades many Americans have puzzled over a system that gives an R to a movie in which a women is carved up by a chainsaw and an NC-17 to one that shows a woman sexually pleasured. From such ratings one might conclude that sexual violence against women is OK for American teenagers to see, but that they must be 18 to see consensual sex. What message does this send to the kids the MPAA presumably means to protect?"
“You have to question a cinematic culture which preaches artistic expression, and yet would support a decision that is clearly a product of a patriarchy-dominant society, which tries to control how women are depicted on screen. The MPAA is okay supporting scenes that portray women in scenarios of sexual torture and violence for entertainment purposes, but they are trying to force us to look away from a scene that shows a woman in a sexual scenario which is both complicit and complex. It’s misogynistic in nature to try and control a woman’s sexual presentation of self. I consider this an issue that is bigger than this film.”
-Ryan Gosling on the controversy around the rating of his film ‘Blue Valentine’
omg. feminist ryan gosling is real!
Sometimes I think to myself, “do I really want to buy another chocolate bar?”
And then I remember that there is a super volcano under Yellowstone that is 40,000 years overdue and when it erupts it could potentially cover most of north America in ash and create a volcanic winter that kills half the worlds population
And I’m like, fuck yeah I want that chocolate bar
This is one of the most inspiring posts i’ve ever seen
Sam you’re on my dash again.
my earth science teacher used to tell us this constantly.
not the chocolate part.. but the “gonna be buried in ash” part
who is running all the corporate twitters and HOW DO I GET THAT JOB??
(Source: kouotsu, via dontgetmade)