Monday, March 20, 2017

Sesame Street's New Muppet Has Autism

As it seems the people in office are doing everything they can to discourage the power of diversity, good news comes from Sesame Street. Meet Julia, a girl with autism.

Sherrie Westin, executive vice president of Global Impact and Philanthropy at Sesame Workshop, says of Julia. “It will help kids with autism be able to identify with a character and it will also play an important role in destigmatizing autism."

Julia’s puppeteer is a 38-year-old woman named Stacey Gordon, who has a 13-year-old son on the autism spectrum.

http://people.com/human-interest/meet-sesame-streets-first-muppet-with-autism-julia-and-the-brilliant-puppeteer-behind-her/

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Effect of Trump: WInning Middle School Robotics Team Told to Go Back to Mexico

In Indiana, home of Mike Pence and his hierarchical Republican agenda, Pleasant Run Elementary students had just won a robotics challenge at Plainfield High School,  with students new this year to the  competition. this year. Two of the team members are African American and three are Latino/a.  The team is made up of 9- and 10-year-olds.

“Go back to Mexico!” two or three kids screamed at their brown-skin peers and their parents, according to some who were there. This verbal attack had spilled over from the gymnasium. While the children were competing, one or two parents disparaged the Pleasant Run kids with racist comments — and loud enough for the Pleasant Run families to hear.

“They were pointing at us and saying that ‘Oh my God, they are champions of the city all because they are Mexican. They are Mexican, and they are ruining our country,’ ” said Diocelina Herrera, the mother of PantherBot Angel Herrera-Sanchez.

Here is a steamroller effect of people who support hierarchies. People in lower groups get a little, and the top group feels they are taking over.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/nation-now/2017/03/17/robotics-competition-racism/99301384/

Monday, March 13, 2017

Trump/Pence Republican Travel Ban – Girl Guides from Canada Will Not Travel to US

In a move indicative of their inclusive organization, Girl Guides of Canada have suspended all troop and individual trips to the United States, and have suggested, instead, that girls and their leaders stay in Canada.

The Girl Guides do not want any trouble at the US border because one or more of their members might not be allowed into the United States, leaving a potential situation that would be difficult for entire troops.

When Republicans work so hard to build one type of hierarchy, it affects many more.

http://www.gazettetimes.com/news/world/girl-guides-of-canada-cancel-us-trips-over-trump-order/article_23660bc4-b8ce-5654-afea-c26b3937c306.html

Friday, March 10, 2017

Republican Representative Asks Why Men Have to Pay for Prenatal Care

Hierarchy-supporting men are amazing at denying they have responsibility for their actions. No where is this so obvious as in having sex and babies, including demonizing women's bodies, their periods, and refusal of care to women who want to control their reproductive health – like women get pregnant on their own. These men think "hump and dump" is their game, and whatever consequences occur are not their concern.

If men were the ones to bear children and give birth, the support story would be very different.

Now Republican Representative John Shimkus has asked why men have to pay for prenatal coverage in a health care bill.

"What about men having to purchase prenatal care," Shimkus said. "I'm just... is that not correct...And should they?"

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-john-shimkus-prenatal-care-20170309-story.html

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

GOP Health Care Bill - 60 Billion Tax Cut for RIch

Of course we aren't surprised that anything coming from the Republicans will represent the top getting even more. Such as the new health care bill they are proposing that will give an extra 600 billion to the wealthy, not like they will ever notice it.

The main answer, for Republicans is Congress, is that it also contains $600 billion in tax cuts — tax cuts that would save the wealthiest 0.1 percent of Americans nearly $200,000 each in a single year, according to a batch of analyses released by the Joint Committee on Taxation on Tuesday.

Will losing health insurance increase the possibility of having many of the people who voted Trump into office get a clue as to the person they voted for? Wonder what it will take to open their eyes?

http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/3/7/14844362/ahca-ryancare-trumpcare-tax-cut-rich

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Meet Mack Beggs, Texas Trans Male Who Won the Girls State Wrestling Championship

Mack Beggs, a 17-year-old high school wrestler who has transitioned to male, is interviewed about his life and his chosen sport, wrestling. He talks with Tisha Thompson of Outside The Lines about the challenges he's faced in this ESPN interview.

http://www.espn.com/video/clip?id=18807289

Friday, March 3, 2017

White Males and the Russian Link

If we would like to see a common link in the picture of the web between US people and Russia in the Trump administration, we can't help but see that everyone in the picture of the web is a white male.

WACCHUMs, white able-bodied Christian Conserve-Hierarchy heterosexual US born males dominate the decision-making and policy-making roles in our hierarchies.

Just look at the picture.
               


https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2017/03/03/the-web-of-relationships-between-team-trump-and-russia/?utm_term=.f3ed077a9096