I’m a disabled person, and I also work at the Disability Services Office at a college.
Not very long ago, a professor rushed into our office flustered and angry because
1. She had a blind student in her class.
All the professors I had at the University of Saskatchewan were aware of their requirements with disabled students, regardless of the disability. Even though I wasn’t registered with the Disabilities office, I explained that I had difficulties with depression and anxiety. I said there may be times when I’d need an extension due to that. Every single professor, to a person, said that it would be no problem. In two cases, I actually needed some extra time and there was no issue and no docked points. The university is still way behind the times when it comes to attitudes about sexual assault (lip service, no actual positive change) the attitude toward access to education for all students is taken very seriously. Now, if they could fix the old lecture theatres that were designed before wheel chair access became law…
The Trung Sisters c 39 AD
Starting in 111 BCE the Chinese sought to gain control over the Vietnamese. For years the Chinese attempted to inflict their culture and laws on the people of Vietnam. This included a patriarchal system which stood in stark contrast to the more equal treatment of the sexes in Vietnam.
In 39 AD, Trung Trac’s husband was executed by the Chinese government. Trung Trac then decided to seek justice. She and her sister, Trung Nhi, gathered an army of 80,000 people to drive the Chinese from their land.
The Trung sisters were said to have charged into battle atop two elephants, swords drawn, leading armies.
In 40 AD Trung Trac was made queen and Trung Nhi was made her royal adviser.
In 42 AD China came back to recapture the region. The Trung sisters and all the people of their country resisted. One notable resistor was a woman named Phung Thi Chinh. She led one of the armies while pregnant. She gave birth at the front, hoisted the baby on her back to continue fighting.
Unfortunately for the Vietnamese, the Trung sisters were defeated. The Chinese clamped down on the Vietnamese hard. The Trung sisters and their loyal friend Phung Thi Chinh followed the tradition of defeated leaders, and threw themselves into a river to drown.
The Trung sisters continued to inspire Vietnamese people despite centuries of foreinge rule. They were admired even through the Vietnam war.
A MAN HAS ALREADY BEEN PUT IN JAIL FOR HAVING NATIVE WOMEN IN HIS BASEMENT! PLEASE, BE CAREFUL IF THERE ARE ANY NATIVE WOMEN FROM THERE!! Don’t walk alone! Always have someone with you!
PLEASE!! THIS IS HAPPENING AND IT IS SO SO SCARY!
And Harper refuses to investigate the disappearance of more than 600 women.
Well, I hope he’s satisfied now. Maybe some of these women could have been saved if he’d done his job as the UN repeatedly implored him to.
Stephen Harper isn’t going to do anything, least of all listen to anyone from the UN. The man is an amoral jerk. Hopefully the senate scandals, the election fraud scandals and a few other things will unseat him and we’ll get someone with a heart and brain in at Sussex Drive.
Three women have been freed after spending 30 years held captive in a south London home, police announced Thursday, including one woman believed to have spent her entire life as a virtual slave.
London’s Metropolitan Police announced the rescues after two people — a man and a woman, both 67 — were arrested early Thursday as part of an investigation into slavery and domestic servitude.
The investigation was launched after one of the captive women contacted a charity, which then went to the police. Those freed “some weeks ago” are a 69-year-old Malaysian woman, a 57-year-old Irish woman and a 30-year-old British woman.
The incident highlights the still-prevalent issue of slavery across the world, with one recent report by the Walk Free Foundationfinding as many as 29.6 million people currently live in captivity. Countries such as India, Pakistan and China lead the fray in terms of absolute numbers of modern-day slaves, but Mauritania and Haiti struggle with the highest number of slaves relative to their populations.
Photo: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images
There is nothing virtual about it, a woman abducted, abused and raped in captivity was a slave.
Holy shit our lungs are crazy
The lungs are less interesting to me than the fact that there’s a doily on that tray.
Ok Dr. Phil’s wife, Robin, (yes groan, but listen up) has this new app out (iPhone and Android) that’s for people in abusive relationships. It’s called Aspire News and it’s disguised as a regular news app, but when you go to the “Help” section of the app, it leads you to…